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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sonia Gandhi, stood always for aam aadmi

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is a leader with clear vision. As chairperson of the National Advisory Committee and the UPA chairperson, she played an important role in making the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Right to Information Act into law. She also actively involved in framing policies like Mid-day meal scheme for the school children, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Anti Communalism Bill and Food security Bill. Sonia Gandhi is also keen to get the Women Reservation Bill implemented.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rahul Gandhi to visit Himachal Pradesh next week

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to Himachal Pradesh starting from June 27 during which he is scheduled to hold meetings with Congress leaders and workers.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Himachal Pradesh for two days from June 27 during which he would hold meetings with Congress leaders and workers at Kullu and Shimla.
The visit of Rahul Gandhi ahead of assembly elections is being seen as a step to boost the Congress workers in the state and also to bridge the divide among top leaders. Factionalism within Congress is posing question mark over party’s sincere attempts to reclaim the power in the coming elections.
Rahul Gandhi will reach Kullu on June 27 and hold discussions with Congress workers and then he will visit Shimla on June 28 to participate in another meeting of the party workers.

Sonia Gandhi: Aam admi has become the heart and soul of our democracy and has made it our greatest triumph

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while participating in the discussion on the occasion to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India's first Parliamentary session, said that that the aam aadmi in the country have become the heart and soul of our democracy.
“If there is one thread running through these past six decades, it is that people's power is felt constantly at the highest levels of governance. The aam admi has become the heart and soul of our democracy and has made it our greatest triumph,” said Sonia Gandhi.
 “To their eternal credit and our undying gratitude, our founding fathers persisted. The poor and illiterate masses of this country have turned out to be amazingly skilled and sophisticated. Again and again, they have voted with wisdom and purpose, sometimes reaffirming their faith in those who govern them, sometimes voting them out” said Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President.
The UPA Chairperson also recalled the contributions of great Mahatma Gandhi, our father of nation. “India’s freedom struggle reinvented the idea of democracy.  "My notion of democracy", said Gandhi Ji, the Father of our nation and the leader of our freedom struggle, "is that under it the weakest should have the same opportunity as the strongest," said the Congress President.

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Rahul Gandhi on Pranab: We learn a lot from him always

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday wished Pranab Mukherjee for his Presidential candidature and said he is very happy for the senior leader. "Our ties are very old. We learn from him a lot always," said Rahul Gandhi. "I am very happy that he would be the President of India," said the Congress General Secretary.
The Congress Working Committee (CWC), highest decision making body of the party, on Monday convened a special meeting to bid a formal farewell to Pranab Mukherjee.
After the meeting, Mukherjee told reporters: "Today my long association with the Congress Working Committee since 1978 came to an end. I met the Prime Minister. Tomorrow I will be putting in my paper as finance minister."
The meeting took place at 10 Janpath, the residence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Rahul Gandhi at IIIT Amethi: IT has a role to play to ensure connectivity

Congress General Secretary and MP from Amethi Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the occasion of the convocation ceremony at IIIT Amethi and said that it should be our mission to ensure connectivity among the people of our country.
Rahul Gandhi said “So what is your role as IT practitioners? I asked many of your friends and most of them told that they would like to do jobs. What you do not realize is that while you are doing jobs, you are building the bridge that is going to connect these two Indias. Some of you would be more interested in your jobs and may not be much interested about what is happening in the country. But while you are doing your job, while developing software or any other IT products, while working on computers, without knowing it, you are building that bridge. There may be people who are taking special interest in the national affairs. And they may be doing works in that regard apart from their job. Anyhow, you have already started the process of connecting our nation and I want to thank you for that,” commented Rahul Gandhi.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rahul Gandhi at IIIT Amethi: Question yourself to gather more knowledge

Congress General Secretary and MP from Amethi Rahul Gandhi spoke at the occasion of the convocation ceremony at IIIT Amethi and said that one should question yourself to gather more knowledge.
“I had mentioned that there was a time I was sitting where you are sitting now. When I was sitting there I thought that I have the answers for all the questions. But later I knew that that is not the fact. I am very passionate about my ideas. Even today I am very passionate. Now I realise that the most important thing one should do is to question one’s ideas. I found it in my life that when I am most certain about something, when I am hundred percent sure that this is the way to do it, very soon I find that I was wrong and there is actually another way to do it and a better way”.

Rahul Gandhi at IIIT Amethi: Knowledge is created by the destruction of knowledge

“Knowledge is created by the destruction of knowledge” said Rahul Gandhi while speaking at a convocation ceremony at IIIT Amethi. “In order to question one self, one has to listen to him first because once you do not listen to others, you cannot question yourself”.
“There were a lot of things in my mind which I thought were correct were destroyed now and I no more believe in those. Those were replaced by new ideas and I am absolutely certain that some of the ideas which I had today may get destroyed tomorrow. And that is a good thing because none of us are god. We do not have eternal knowledge or eternal understanding. Life is moving forward and constantly questioning your ideas and thoughts.” added the Congress leader.

Rahul Gandhi plays an important role to democratize the Congress

Rahul Gandhi’s organized functioning would definitely work and his good management practices would go a long way in view of the need to modernize the political functioning in the country, observe political analysts. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has been criticized by those who are in the politics of no change and contrary to this, he has been advocating rather strongly an appropriate dynamics for the age-old inert political system in the country, according to those having keen observation of the innovative steps by Rahul Gandhi to make the Congress a party with a proper democratic structure, both at organizational and functional level, in the interest of the nation and the people.
Other political parties, just for being for the electoral system and eyeing only self-gains, have been critical about Rahul Gandhi and the so-called dynastic politics in the nation. But then, all of them seem to have failed to realize that none other than Rahul Gandhi has himself on every such occasions not only admitted that the existing political system has been bereft of what could be termed as ‘organizational democracy’, having both space and scope for appropriate people, without any tag.
And, he has been putting in all-out efforts to put a full stop to traditional structured mind-sets, as evident in his efforts for past number of years to inject new vibrancy in the frontal set-ups of the Congress.
Needless to say, today the frontal organizations of the Congress like the Youth Congress and the National students’ Union of India, have already switched gears in matters related to memberships and selection of candidates for contesting election. Unlike other parties, it is not the ‘connection within’ the party, that helps one to get nomination for either organizational posts or for contesting polls.
Thus, efforts of Rahul Gandhi to make the system within the party ‘democratic and transparent without any space for any influence from above and favours both at horizontal and vertical levels of the rank and file, have been unmatched, compared to all other political parties.  

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Sonia Gandhi has learnt Indian politics fast

Having won over Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and silenced Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on the issue of choosing the UPA’s presidential nominee, Congress President and UPA chairperson SoniaGandhi has added much more power to her powerful image.
After initially supporting Mamata’s preference for a second presidential term for APJ Abdul Kalam, Mulayam Singh changed tracks and the Trinamool Congress chief suddenly stood isolated. This was the turning point in the thirteenth president of India electoral race that led the Congress to promptly anoint finance minister Pranab Mukherjee as the UPA’s candidate for the post.
The decade that began in 2004 after Manmohan Singh was chosen as prime minister under UPA-1 is most fascinating because of the presence and personality of Sonia Gandhi. Never before in post-Independent Indian history have we seen a situation where the most powerful person in the country does not hold any constitutional post. An entirely new lexicon has emerged in Indian politics where it is Sonia Gandhi and her core team that have a decisive influence on critical matters facing the country; policies and programmes of the government.
Indian politics has perhaps given Sonia a far better deal than anyone else. She is credited with promoting the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), 2005 and the Right to Information Act, 2005.
The twists and turns in Sonia Gandhi’s life have led her to the highest position of power in the world’s largest democracy. However, once in power, Sonia Gandhi seems to have imbibed some of the finer qualities of Indian politics. She no longer appears cold and is warm and dignified in her conduct, especially while dealing with rivals and adversaries. She does not seem to be as ruthless and unforgiving like some other politicians.
No one denies the overwhelming influence of this longest-serving president of the Congress party who seems to deliberately keep the glare of publicity at the minimum. She is neither seen nor heard as much as the other protagonists in Indian politics. 

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rahul Gandhi at IIIT Amethi: Knowledge resides closest to the problem

Congress General Secretary and MP from Amethi Rahul Gandhi spoke at the occasion of the convocation ceremony at IIT Amethi and said that the knowledge resides closest to where the problem is.
“So my humble request to you students is that when you are absolutely sure about something, you please question yourself because you may be probably wrong. The other thing I want to tell you about the nature of knowledge. In India this is the big problem” said Rahul Gandhi.
“I could fortunately travel many places across the country and meet a lot of people. So I see multiple perspectives. I could very early found, before talking to poor persons, farmers, other sections, engineers, doctors, that every one’s point of view is important” added the Congress leader.
“You may be good at IT but if you go to a farmer he can tell you much about farming. Knowledge resides closest to where the problem is. So if you are a farmer, you will be having the better knowledge about the farmers. Same is the case with IT. Generally what could see is that the more you are closer towards the problem, you will have better knowledge about that problem” said Rahul Gandhi.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Progressive mass leader Rahul Gandhi

The Congress can feel happy that they have a new progressive mass leader in Rahul Gandhi who instead of being intoxicated by the power and never hungry for any media hype, has the capability and interest to understand the people and realizing their pain. As he always says that the leaders should go to the people, stay with them, share their meals and drink the polluted water from their well and get sick to realize the pain of the poor. Rahul Gandhi, on many occasions, set an example by doing what he has been saying. He took many political leaders by surprise with his unscheduled sudden visits to villages, interacting with the locals and even staying at their huts. He also made it a practice to visit the places where people are suffering.
That is what we experienced when he visited Forbesganj in Bihar and Mawal in Maharashtra where people died of police firing. When Kalka mail accident took place he immediately visited the hospital to meet the accident victims. He had visited Bharatpur in Rajasthan where ten people from Muslim community were killed in the clash with the police. All these interventions helped to bring confidence among the people and gave them a hope that there is someone who stands with them and helps them in crisis.
The important thing is that Rahul Gandhi ensured that he delivers too, though many such actions did not get necessary attention it deserves. He visited Bhatta-Parsaul and other villages in Uttar Pradesh when the lands of poor farmers were wrongly acquired by the Mayawati Government. There were reports that many people including women were assaulted by the police. Rahul Gandhi immediately visited there to realize the seriousness of the issues and to mitigate their problems took the initiative to draft a new Land Acquisition Bill by the cabinet When he noticed that the death toll increases in the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh because of Encephalitis, he immediately intervened and a team led by the Union Health Minister was sent to take stock of the situation.
Further, he visited drought-hit Bundelkhand region to ascertain himself the gravity of the situation and made sure that a Rs. 3000 cr relief package for Bundelkhand is sanctioned by the Centre. When he understood that the weavers in Banaras have been facing acute difficulties, he properly took initiative to release a Rs. 6000 cr package to the Bunkars. He too played a role to force the Central Government to take a decision that not only ministers but their siblings and relatives also shall have to disclose their assets. As per the information gathered through RTI, in a total of seventeen letters he sent to the Prime Minister, he had addressed this issue and also several others including the relief and reconstruction efforts undertaken by the Government in flood-ravaged Leh, the problems of Sri Lankan Tamils and Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu and safety of Indian fishermen who face attacks from Sri Lankan Navy.
Rahul Gandhi has been making his views public in his addresses and interactions. Rahul Gandhi rightly asserts that India can achieve much through its young blood. He also has been insisting that unless democracy reaches the grass root level, country cannot progress. His father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi took India to the top list of the global Nations with his modern vision and now his son follows his legendary father’s footsteps to see the country scaling new heights. If the youth of the country starts thinking in this direction we can definitely have a corruption-free, violence-less, modern and developed Nation. 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rahul Gandhi at IIIT Amethi: To gather knowledge, go towards the problem

Congress General Secretary and MP from Amethi Rahul Gandhi spoke at the occasion of the convocation ceremony at IIT Amethi and said that to gather more knowledge one should move more close towards the problem.
Rahul Gandhi said “So the first thing I told you was to question yourself. And the second thing is that to gather knowledge, go towards the problem. That is what I did experience. When I go to a poor person’s house and asks about the things he does, I get the knowledge. So I realize that he knows better than me about his nature of job. So it is very important to respect the person’s views who is much closer to the problem”.
“In order to respect the person’s views who is much closer to the problem, you will have to give equal status to that person. There is a feeling among the politicians in India that they are the most knowledgeable persons. Understanding the knowledge is built on the destruction of the knowledge. In our ancient scripts there is a trinity- creator, preserver and destroyer. There is a reason behind it. You cannot have creation without destruction. You cannot have destruction without creation. And you cannot have either of these two without preservation” added the young Congress MP.
“And that is the same with knowledge. To get the current knowledge you will have to destroy the existing knowledge. To destroy the existing knowledge you will have to question yourself. You will have to learn to question yourself and question the persons around you. The more you do that the more knowledgeable you will become” concluded Rahul Gandhi.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Rahul Gandhi’s campaign helped swinging people towards Congress

Launching a blistering attack of parties like BSP, SP and BJP for  fooling the people in the name of religion, caste and creed over the last two decades, Rahul Gandhi by his relentless campaigning all over the state has succeeded in swinging the mood of the people in favor of Congress (I). Tell me why Uttar Pradesh is lagging behind in development while neighboring states like Haryana and Delhi are fast developing, had asked Rahul Gandhi during his public meetings for the recently held Assembly elections. While Congress (I) has been pumping thousands of crores of rupees for welfare of the dalits and the poor, why the benefits of such schemes are not reaching them, the Congress leader argued.  “Tell me one state which has not developed under Congress (I) rule,” he questioned. Why there are no job opportunities in the state which is forcing the youth to seek employment in other states, Rahul Gandhi added.  By this straight forward talk with the people in an interactive mode, Rahul Gandhi has convinced the people that development in the state is overdue.  Highlighting that the development cannot be left anymore to leaders like Mulayam and Mayawati who have repeatedly failed on deliver on their promises over the last 22 years, Rahul Gandhi has promised that this time if Congress (I) is voted to power it will development the state to No. 1 position and the people will be able to see the changes in only five years time.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Rahul Gandhi to visit Karnataka to revive Congress

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will be undertaking a two-day visit to Karnataka from June 2 in a bid to revive Congress and to formulate the Congress’s strategy for the 2013 assembly polls in the state.
He will attend the Youth Congress national executive committee meeting in Hubli on June 2. After the meeting, Rahul Gandhi will participate in an interaction session in which he would meet senior citizens, intellectuals, retired officers and Jnanapeeth awardees, and seek their suggestions to make the administration more responsive.
On the second day of his tour, the Congress leader is scheduled to visit Davanagere where he will interact with all elected members of Congress, including members of municipalities and other local bodies. Rahul Gandhi also will address a gathering of about 5,000 elected representatives. The Congress General Secretary will hold discussion with senior leaders and executive committee members of KPCC.
After lunch, Rahul Gandhi will hold an interaction session with students. The state Congress sources say that Rahul Gandhi’s visit will boost the morale of the young in order to build the nation on the lines of secular and progressive line.