After being welcomed to the party by Gandhi, Khanduri told the gathering that his father had asked him whether "you can tread the path of truth and work fearlessly". "I said yes. I want to assure Rahul Gandhi ji that I will serve (the Congress)," he said.
Gandhi announced that if voted to power, the Congress will give a minimum guaranteed income to the poor of the country. “Money will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the poor, every month. It’s a historic decision,” he said.
While the party is yet to announce its candidates for the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, sources in the Congress said that the party plans to field Manish from the Pauri Garhwal seat, which is currently represented by B C Khanduri as a BJP MP.
Among the orders was also one which stated that no diversion of the forest lands allotted to a Protection Working Circle in any Working Plan under FRA and FCA must take place till the next date of hearing.
“In case of diversion where approvals have been given by the DFOs (Divisional Forest Officers) but felling of trees has not been done, no felling of trees shall take place till next date of hearing,” stated the interim order given on Monday by the Bench comprising Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Deepak Gupta.
Rahul Gandhi further said that if voted to power the Congress will give minimum guaranteed income. “Money will be transferred directly to the bank accounts of the poor, every month,” Gandhi said, adding the Congress would win all four Lok Sabha seats in the state.
Rahul invoked Guru Nanak Dev and accused the BJP and Modi of attacking the Guru’s ideology and philosophy of peace, tolerance and brotherhood, by “spreading hatred within the country to cover up the real issues”.
The one-way fare between Shimla and Chandigarh is for Rs 2,880. The flight would take off from Chandigarh at 10 am, and would reach Shimla at 10:30 am. The flight would then fly back to Chandigarh by 10:55 am.
In the days following the Pulwama attack, as Kashmiri students in Dehradun and elsewhere faced threats, many parts of India still held out the promise of hope, dreams that had first drawn them there. The Sunday Express visits a Chandigarh suburb, Pune and Dehradun, to tell two sides of this story.
"The (Uttarakhand Tourism) Minister instead of seeking a case against PDP leaders should have met and consoled Kashmiri students who were feeling threatened and insecure in his state," PDP's Aijaz Ahmad Mir said.