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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sonia Gandhi in Maharashtra talks about Congress-led UPA’s policies for Ex-servicemen


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi while addressing a public rally in the Konkan area of Maharashtra acknowledged the services of the people in the region, especially the people working in the defence services. “I learnt that there a number of Ex-servicemen in the region and I am happy to inform them that the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre has taken decision to increase their pension”.

Sonia Gandhi in Maharashtra: The people want transparency in politics


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said the people in the country are fed up with the opportunistic and negative politics. “The people want transparency in politics,” said Sonia Gandhi. “I therefore always urge my colleagues in the Congress party that we should not give any hollow promises to the people,” said the Congress President.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sonia Gandhi in Maharashtra: Congress-led UPA is serious to implement pro-poor policies


“At present we have a Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre and it has been putting in all its sincere efforts to find solutions to the problems of the poor and underprivileged” said Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President while addressing a public rally in Maharashtra. “The earlier BJP led NDA Government made a lot of empty promises to the people but delivered nothing. Now our Congress-led Government has been trying to implement policies as we had promised in the manifesto” informed Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi lays the foundation stone for Lucknow-Rae Bareli four-lane project


Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi during her two-day visit to Rae Bareli laid the foundation stone for the project of widening and strengthening two national highway projects worth Rs1,800 crore, besides some other projects. The Lucknow-Rae Bareli road is to be converted into four lanes at a cost of Rs600 crore.
“The UPA government has given approval for national highway projects worth Rs1,800 crore,” informed Sonia Gandhi in her address after laying the foundation stone adding  “Today is an important day for UP”.
“It is my request to road transport and highways minister CP Joshi that all these projects should be completed at the earliest and in a time-bound manner with quality so that people could benefit during the Kumbh to be organised in Allahabad next year,” urged Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress P from Raebareli said that keeping in view future needs, efforts should also be made for constructing a ring road. Sonia Gandhi said that various schemes related to infrastructure had also been started in various districts of the state. “It would create employment opportunities for youth and people would get a better life,” hoped the Congress President.
“Work on the rail coach factory in Rae Bareli is being expedited and efforts will be made to bring more new programmes here. I would like to assure the people that I will continue to work and struggle for the development of Rae Bareli,” further said Sonia Gandhi.


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Sunday, July 29, 2012

PM, Sonia Gandhi to visit riot-hit Assam


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will visit violence hit Assam on Saturday, to take stock of the situation there. They are scheduled to visit Kokrajhar, the epicentre of the ethnic clashes.
After a meeting with the authorities, the PM and Sonia Gandhi will visit two relief camps in Kokrajhar. Their visit comes after more than 8 days of clashes between two communities that has seen more than 40 people dead.
More than 4 lakh people are now living in relief camps in the affected areas. Central paramilitary forces are now out in full force in the state. Home Minister P Chidambaram is also likely to visit ethnic clash-hit areas in Assam on Monday to review the security measures there and the steps taken for relief and rehabilitation of affected people.


 
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sonia Gandhi reviews works of various development projects in Raebareli


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi  urged for better implementation of flagship Congress-led UPA schemes in her parliamentary constituency. She was attending a review meeting of the development projects in Raebareli.
Regarding the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS), among others, Sonia Gandhi stressed on the need to increase the participation of women and physically challenged persons in MNREGS. She also met representatives of the district Congress committee, NSUI, Youth Congress, Seva Dal, Mahila Congress and PCC members representing Rae Bareli to get complete feedback on the status of the developmental programmes in her constituency.
The Congress President also met a interacted with party workers and residents of the district, where she heard their grievances. Sonia Gandhi also reiterated her commitment to work for the development of Rae Bareli. City Congress in-charge of Rae Bareli, Raghavendra Pratap Singh, said, " People were happy to see Sonia Ji. The people of Rae Bareli also asked her to visit more often, and give them special time slots to meet her even in Delhi."
Meeting the public and party workers for over three hours on Friday morning, the Congress President, also discussed various organizational matters with the party workers.
On Thursday, Sonia Gandhi also laid the foundation stone of a four-lane Lucknow-Rae Bareli section of a 70-km road and two-lane Rae Bareli-Allahabad section of the 106 km National Highway-24B. She also announced that a Kendriya Vidyalaya would be set up in Rae Bareli's Bachchrawan area.


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Sonia Gandhi in Maharashtra: MGNREGA gave a new hope to the poor in the villages


The Congress-led UPA Government’s Mahatma Gandhi NREGA policy has given a new hope for the poor people in the villages, said Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi while addressing a Congress rally in Maharashtra’s Konkan region. The policy ensures a minimum of 100 days of jobs to every poor in the villages, informed Sonia Gandhi. The Congress-led Central government got the inspiration for the scheme from Maharashtra, said the Congress leader.

Sonia Gandhi in Maharashtra talks about Congress-led UPA’s RTI Act


“The Congress-led UPA Government, following the model of Maharashtra government, implemented the Right To Information Act (RTI)” informed Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi while addressing a Congress rally in Maharashtra’s Konkan region. The policy empowers the citizen to get information regarding all the government polices and thus ensures transparency in the administration, said the Congress leader.

Sonia Gandhi talks about the women-welfare policies of the Congress-led UPA Govt.


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi informed that the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre has made a law to give equal rights to the women in the family property. While addressing a public rally in Maharashtra’s Konkan region, the Congress President also informed about the laws to tackle the atrocities against the women including the domestic violence.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sonia Gandhi: Education is the key for a better and bright future


Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who is on two day visit to her parliamentary constituency Raebareli said that society and the nation can move forward only if maximum people are educated. She was addressing the function to lay the foundation stone for the project of strengthening and broadening works of two roads on the National Highway 24 B in Indira Gandhi Auditorium at Firoz Gandhi PG College, Raebareli. This is Sonia Gandhi's first visit to the state after the recently held UP Assembly polls.
 “There is no end for duties and responsibilities in our life and in the similar manner there is no end for the efforts for development of our country. The moment we accomplish a scheme, we can always see new avenues for development.  We see new possibilities at each turn. It has been our sincere efforts to design new policies and schemes for the welfare of the people and to make the lives of the people more comfortable,” added the UPA Chairperson.
“The UPA Government at the Centre has implemented a number of welfare schemes aiming for the welfare of every section of our society and many people are reaping the benefits too. I think that society and the nation can move forward only if maximum people are educated. Education is the key for a better and bright future. The UPA Government at the Centre, has therefore, taken some strong steps in this direction. Approval has been given for one model school in every block and 75 percent of the cost is being given by the UPA government. In Uttar Pradesh money has been provided for 148 schools. In Raebareli district too, the works are in progress for three model schools and the permission has been given for a Central school in Bachcharawa. Permission has been given to start all primary sections at the Central School in Gora Bazar which would be very much beneficial for the children in Raebareli” continued Sonia Gandhi.

The MP from Raebareli further said that Rae Bareli being the "karmbhoomi" of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, it was her wish that a girls' degree college should be build in her memory. “Raebareli was Indira Ji’s karmbhoomi.  It has been my dream since long to build a Mahila Mahavidyalay in the memory of Indira Gandhi.  I am very happy to inform you that Human Resource and Development Ministry has already taken initiave for a Mahila Mahavidyalay here. State government has also shown positive stand in giving land. As soon as land is provided necessary steps would be taken immediately to make this project a reality and the college will be named after Indira Gandhi”, she said.
“Further Sharda Sahayak and Sarayoo canal projects will be given the status of the national projects. The rail project works are also going in full swing. Our sincere efforts are to bring in more development projects in this region. I promise that I will keep trying for the progress of Raebareli and I will continue my fight in this regard,” informed Sonia Gandhi to the cheering crowd.
Sonia Gandhi expressed hope that all these projects would be completed within the scheduled time so that people can avail the benefits as fast as possible.
Later in the day, the Congress President will take part in Roza Iftar at the Asia Utsav lawns.


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Sonia Gandhi on a two-day visit to Raebareli


Congress President Sonia Gandhi reached on a two-day visit to her parliamentary constituency Rae Bareli on Thursday. On the first day, Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone for the project of strengthening and broadening works of two roads on the National Highway 24 B during a function in Indira Gandhi Auditorium at Firoz Gandhi PG College.

Sonia Gandhi: Congress-led UPA’s main objective is development


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi informed that the Congress took initiative to form a coalition government at the Centre with an objective to work for the welfare of the people and development of the country. It is not an opportunistic alliance but is a combination to implement policies to ensure progress in the country, added Sonia Gandhi.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sonia Gandhi: Congress always fought to protect the unity and integrity of the country


“Congress always fought to protect the unity and integrity of the country, before and after independence”, said Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. While speaking at a public rally in Maharashtra, the Congress President underlined that many Congress leaders had sacrificed their lives for the nation. Sonia Gandhi also thanked the people for their overwhelming support to the Congress.

Rahul has to decide, says Sonia Gandhi


Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said that her son and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has to decide on taking a bigger role in party affairs.

Amid reports that the heir apparent was set to assume bigger responsibility by September, Sonia Gandhi told the media, "No one can take a decision on his behalf. He has to take a decision”.

There have been demands within the Congress party that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi should play a more pro-active role in the Congress and Government. 
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rahul Gandhi is a leader


The democratization process of Youth Congress and NSUI is one on going process. Immediate results might not impress the political analysts but this long term and well meant initiative undertaken by RahulGandhi is bound to redefine Indian Politics. It's going to improve the quality of polity in India. Have patience, results would be very positive. Joining mainstream politics doesn't mean abandoning the drive undertaken.

In UP, he fought from the front and took the responsibility very gracefully. It was the collective failure of the party and the strategists. Leader is someone who doesn't shy after falling from horse's back, rather he takes the horse in command and continues fighting. He is a leader who has started his journey well and time will tell what all hidden talents he has. Unfortunately we start judging people too fast.

He is one of the rare leaders who understands the aspirations of rural and urban India.  In his limited capacity has always championed their cause. When Rahul Gandhi became MP from Amethi he believed his primary concern was focusing on his constituency.

When he was elected General Secretary he started focusing on Youth Congress and NSUI as well. He took his assignments seriously and moved in a systematic manner. He focused on his job and worked hard. These are certain qualities which a reluctant politician can't inherit.

Never doubt Rahul Gandhi's intentions. For him the real challenge is how to fix the leakages in almost all the welfare schemes meant for the most humble person of our society. Be it the BPL card, Indira Awaas Yojana or the minimum wage in MGNREGA.
And here comes the UID card and his keen interest in its speedy implementation at the grass roots.

In this age of fast food it's quite convenient for Urban India to become self centered. In this endeavor one tends to forget that every one of us have our roots in our villages and in our rise and shine their contribution has been most crucial. But why do we shy when it's the pay back time?

And if one young leader starts working in that direction rather than appreciating it this urban lot starts finding political motives. It's a disservice towards our nation to put question mark on the long term objectives initiated by Rahul Gandhi. The bridge he is trying to strengthen between the villages and our towns is a form of pay- back. They deserve it more than any one else. The would-be global power that is India would never shine if it fails to take along the less privileged yet content Aam Admi along.

Rahul Gandhi is moving in the right direction. Time will prove his purity, clarity and vision. He is the dark horse of Indian politics.


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Monday, July 23, 2012

Sonia Gandhi in Andhra Pradesh, slams the opposition


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi while addressing a public rally in Andhra Pradesh said that only Congress is sincere to serve the people. The opposition - TDP, BJP – have been trying to fool the people with blind promises and claims. But the people of the state will realize realize the fact and would support Congress, hoped the Congress leader.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sonia Gandhi: People suffered a lot under non-Congress regime in AP


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi while addressing a public rally in Andhra Pradesh said that the non-Congress government under TDP never bothered about the people in the state. The people in the state were forced to migrate to other cities for jobs. There were no sufficient jobs available under the non-congress rule” argued the Congress President.

Never doubt Rahul Gandhi's intentions


Never doubt Rahul Gandhi's intentions. For him the real challenge is how to fix the leakages in almost all the welfare schemes meant for the most humble person of our society. Be it the BPL card, India Aways Young or the minimum wage in MGREGA. And here comes the UID card and his keen interest in it's speedy implementation at the grass roots.

In this age of fast food it's quite convenient for Urban India to become self centered. In this endeavor one tends to forget that every one of us have our roots in our villages and in our rise and shine their contribution has been most crucial. But why do we shy when it's the pay back time?

And if one young leader starts working in that direction rather than appreciating it this urban lot starts finding political motives. It's a disservice towards our nation to put question mark on the long term objectives initiated by Rahul Gandhi. The bridge he is trying to strengthen between the villages and our towns is a form of pay back. They deserve it more than any one else. The would be global power that is India would never shine if it fails to take along the less privileged yet content Aam Aadmi along.

Rahul Gandhi is moving in this direction. Time will prove his purity, clarity and vision. He is the dark horse of Indian politics.



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Sonia Gandhi in AP: Non-Congress governments are anti-poor


“The people were suffering when the non-Congress parties were ruling the state as well as the Centre” said Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President and UPA Chairperson. While addressing a public rally in Andhra Pradesh Sonia Gandhi said that the non-Congress governments never bothered about the people in the state.

Sonia Gandhi in AP: People want positive actions, not just promises


“The people in the state want concrete actions. Mere statements will not work,” said Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President and UPA Chairperson. While addressing a public rally in Andhra Pradesh, Sonia Gandhi said that the non-Congress governments never bothered about the people in the state and no effective measures were taken by them for the welfare of the people.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sonia Gandhi in AP: BJP did nothing for the people when it was in power at the Centre


“The BJP led government which ruled the country did nothing for the welfare of the people especially the poor in the country” said Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Andhra Pradesh. It was Congress who brought in policies for the welfare of the poor, women, backwards and the farmers in the country. We witnessed tremendous development under Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, especially in the field of technology, said the Congress leader.

Sonia Gandhi: NDA failed to control inflation, terrorism, when it was in power at the Centre


“The inflation was on the rise and the threat of terrorism had at its maximum when BJP led NDA was in power at the Centre”, said Congress President Sonia Gandhi. While addressing a public rally in Andhra Pradesh Sonia Gandhi said that the NDA even sold out the PSUs, which are the national assets. “Congress built the establishments, and the BJP sold it out” alleged the Congress leader.

Sonia Gandhi in Assam: Support Congress to defeat divisive politics


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi urged the people of Assam to use the strength of votes so that opportunistic people and negative politics will not dominate the affairs in the state. “During elections, these people and parties come to the people with different arguments, claims and promises. But the people should realize their real intentions and should use the power of vote to defeat these divisive ideologies” said Sonia Gandhi while addressing a public rally in Assam.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Prez poll: PM, Sonia cast vote


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee cast their votes voted to elect India's new President. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi also cast his vote. The leaders waved towards a battery of reporters covering the election of India's 13th president.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sonia Gandhi in West Bengal slams BJP-led NDA’s opportunistic alliance


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said that the Congress always believed in secularism and always stood to protect the secular credentials in the country. While addressing a Congress rally in West Bengal the Congress President slammed the opportunistic alliance of the BJP-led NDA and said that they never bothered about the people especially the aam aadmi and the poor.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sonia Gandhi in West Bengal talks about Congress-led UPA’s Common Minimum Programme


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said that to ensure the welfare of the people and development of the country, the Congress-led UPA had made a Common Minimum Programme. While addressing a Congress rally in West Bengal the Congress President said that the UPA Government at Centre has been putting its sincere efforts to frame policies and schemes to ensure the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden.

Sonia Gandhi in West Bengal talks about Congress-led UPA’s minority-welfare policies


“The Congress-led UPA government at the Centre has made a separate ministry for the minority welfare. This is the first time in the history of our country” said Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. While addressing a Congress rally in West Bengal the Congress President said that the UPA Government at Centre has been putting its sincere efforts to frame policies and schemes to ensure the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. Sonia Gandhi also explained about various measures taken by the Congress-led government at the Centre for the welfare of minorities.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sonia Gandhi: Country cannot develop without empowering the women


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said that our country cannot move forward without ensuring security for the women. The Congress-led UPA Government realizes this fact and has been making policies to empower the women, claimed Sonia Gandhi. The Congress President was addressing a Congress rally in West Bengal. Sonia Gandhi also talked about the need to address the issues of the youth in the country. The Congress leader also talked about the various welfare schemes and policies of the Congress-led Central government.

Sonia Gandhi in West Bengal: MGNREGA policy is to ensure jobs for the youth


“The welfare of the youth in the country has always been the prime concern of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre”, said Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. While addressing a public rally in West Bengal, the Congress President informed that the Congress-led Central government implemented the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA scheme to guarantee jobs to the poor people in the villages. “The scheme ensures a minimum of 100 days of jobs to the youth in the villages’ added Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi in West Bengal slams Left government in the state


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi expressed her concerns over the bad law and order situation in West Bengal. She also said that a number of people including the Congress workers were killed in different political clashes in the state. Sonia Gandhi also hinted that the Left front Government in the state did not implement the Central policies like MGNREGA effectively.

Sonia Gandhi in West Bengal wants more steps to address farmers’ issues


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi expressed her concerns over the difficulties being faced by the farmers in West Bengal. The Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre has been putting in its sincere efforts to frame policies to find solutions to the poor farmers. The state government also should take initiatives in this regard, said Sonia Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi also hinted that the Left front Government in the state did not implement the Central policies like MGNREGA effectively.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sonia Gandhi in West Bengal seeks support for Congress to bring back development in the state


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi claimed that the development we see now in West Bengal are the results of the policies by the earlier Congress Government in the state as well as at the Centre. She also expressed her concerns over the difficulties being faced by the farmers in West Bengal. The Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre has been putting in its sincere efforts to frame policies to find solutions to the poor farmers. The state government also should take initiatives in this regard, said Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi: Conduct of MPs must rise to the highest ethical standards


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi reiterated during the discussion in the Lok Sabha to mark the 60th anniversary of parliament that integrity and independence of parliament must be protected at all cost. The Congress MP from Raebareli also reminded that the conduct of MPs should rise to the highest ethical standards that were followed by the founding fathers of our nation.
"The integrity and independence of parliament must be preserved and protected at all cost, with no room for compromise. Our conduct must rise to the highest ethical standards that were followed and demanded by the founding fathers of our nation," said Sonia Gandhi.
“At Independence, India awakened to life and freedom with a bold and ambitious vision to build a legislature on the basis of universal adult franchise. At one stroke, millions of our poor and illiterate, men and women, were given the power to change their destiny," further said the Congress leader.
Remembering the partition, Sonia Gandhi said that millions of refugees were homeless, communal tension was rife, destitution was rampant, borders were tense and resources were scarce. "The very idea of India, let alone the idea of a democratic India, was being ridiculed in many quarters...To their eternal credit and our undying gratitude, our founding fathers persisted," Sonia Gandhi said.
Sonia Gandhi added that poor and illiterate masses of this country turned out to be amazingly skilled and sophisticated and voted with wisdom and purpose in successive polls.
"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 the Congress President.



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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sonia Gandhi defends PM, UPA government and Congress


Congress President Sonia Gandhi strongly defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Congress-led UPA government, slamming the opposition for leveling "baseless" allegations.
At the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, the highest decision body of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi opened the session by throwing her lot behind the PM, Centre and the Congress party.
The UPA Chairperson said that there were economic hardships concerning the common man but entire world was passing through a tough phase and India too has to face the challenge. Sonia Gandhi also trained her guns at the rivals, saying the implementation of a lot of policies was done by states but non-Congress governments were not cooperating as was expected in a democracy.
Sonia Gandhi said "People will behave with the party in the same manner as its image would emerge in their mind based on the opinion they form about us," she said, adding that when a political evaluation takes place, it is always based on the organisation and not an individual.
"This is a test for us as a Congress worker. Not to understand this will be a big mistake. It is a matter of caution, warning and challenge for all," Sonia Gandhi reminded.
The Congress president said she was confident that party men could take on any challenge, "provided we do not demoralise them in their politics."
 Sonia Gandhi, in a blistering attack on the opposition and civil society for levelling "baseless" allegations against the Prime Minister and the party, said it was part of a conspiracy and told party men to fight back.




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Sonia Gandhi: The people of Gujarat live in danger


“The people in Gujarat are facing insecurity and they are living in danger” said Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi while speaking at a rally in Gujarat. “The policies of the state government are anti-poor and no one in Gujarat feels secure under the present regime”, alleged the Congress leader. Sonia Gandhi slammed BJP for its wrong policies and its stance on terrorism.

Sonia Gandhi slams BJP for its stance on terrorism


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi blasted the BJP for its double-speak on terrorism. ‘The BJP talks loud on corruption, but it was under its regime the terrorists attacked Akshardham and even the Parliament. Further, it was during their rule, the Union External Minister escorted a terrorist to Afghanistan and released him,” said the Congress leader exposing the real face of the BJP.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sonia Gandhi: Gujarat government treats farmers as criminals


“Gandhi Ji, Nehru Ji and Sardar Patel Ji gave full respects to the farmers in the country and called them ‘anna dada’ but the Gujarat Government treats the farmers as criminals”, said Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Gujarat. While addressing a rally she said that the Gujarat Government labels the farmers who fight for their rights as criminals. Sonia Gandhi alleged that the state government is not able to make use of the welfare policies of the Congress-led Central government properly for the benefits of the people.

Sonia Gandhi: Congress always concerned about farmers


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi while speaking at a rally in Gujarat claimed that her party Congress is always committed to ensure the welfare of the all sections of the people including the farmers. All the benefits enjoyed by the farmers in the country today are the results of the long-vision policies of the Congress, said Sonia Gandhi. But the BJP is never bothered about the difficulties of the poor farmers, she alleged.

Sonia Gandhi questions BJP on the issue of Adivasi welfare


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi asserted that her party Congress is always committed to serve the society and the poor in the country. The Congress had drafted the policy for the welfare of Adivasis, but when BJP came to power they did not consider it necessary to get the bill passed. Sonia Gandhi asked the BJP why it did not take measures to pass the bill if it is really interested to protect the interests of Adivasis.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sonia Gandhi: Congress always worked for the benefit of the poor and underprivileged


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, while speaking at a rally in Gujarat, said that serving the society and the poor people have always been the mission of the Congress Party. She added that the integrity and unity of our country has always been the concern for the Congress. She also recalled the sacrifice of great national leaders like Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi for protecting the integrity of the Nation.

Sonia Gandhi: Congress always worked for the unity and integrity of our country


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, while speaking at a rally in Gujarat, said that the integrity and unity of our country has always been the concern for the Congress. She also recalled the sacrifice of great national leaders like Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi for protecting the integrity of the Nation.

Rahul Gandhi is a leader with clear vision and ideas


The ongoing discussion after Salman Khurshid’s comments on Rahul Gandhi is baseless. The opposition is using this opportunity to tarnish the image of Congress especially, the young Congress General Secretary, Rahul Gandhi. If we analyse various interventions of Rahul Gandhi, one can easily find out that he has got modern vision, he has clarity in his mission and he is clear about his ideas. He understands the importance of democracy and he always believed that if the country is to develop the democracy should reach the grass root. That is what Rahul Gandhi did in the Youth Congress and NSUI. Without seeing all these facts in front of us, some political personalities level baseless allegations and call him directionless. It is unwarranted, ridiculous and totally uncalled for.

Rahul Gandhi always believed that connectivity is very important for development


The opposition is using the reported comments made by Union Minister Salman Khurshid in a wrong way to defame Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. The fact is that these people are closing their eyes towards the reality. We can recollect some of the comments made by the Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi while addressing the convocation function at IIIT, Amethi. “We started as a nation of poor people as everybody of us was poor. And today, what I have been saying for a quite long time, there are now two Indias. There is one India which is connected, the prosperous India.. and most of us come from that India.. from Delhi, Bangalore, Lucknow, Kolkata.. all these cities are connected, rich and are moving forward and fast. And it is everyone’s duty to take the unconnected India and connect it to the connected part”. This simple sentence clearly shows his clarity about development. So before someone calls his directionless, it would be better they just go back and understand the facts.

Opposition parties target Rahul Gandhi, without realizing the facts


Some people, mainly in the opposition, is using the opportunity of the ongoing controversy over the comments made by Union Minister Salman Khurshid to target Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. They are not ashamed to call him directionless. But it would be better for him to just go through his political life to realise the fact. Rahul Gandhi is a leader who delivers. Further he has got clear vision and ideas about the life and the Nation. Just to have a glimpse of his vision one can just recall a comment made by Rahul Gandhi during his address at IIIT Amethi. “Knowledge is created by the destruction of knowledge. 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 have 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”.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rahul Gandhi’s vision; “to gather knowledge, go towards the problem”


The leaders of some of the opposition parties are using the recent comments made by Union Minister Salman Khurshid in a negative manner to defame the young congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. They use the chance to question Rahul Gandhi’s leadership and vision. But if we just go through his various interventions and speeches, we can very well understand that Rahul Gandhi is a matured leader with clarity in his ideas. Let us just recall some comments made by the Congress MP from Amethi during his address at IIIT, in his parliamentary constituency. “…… 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…. 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.

Sonia Gandhi: Majority of the MGNREGA beneficiaries are women


The Congress President Sonia Gandhi while addressing the MGNREGA Sammelan said the act has given a chance to the Aam Aadmi to articulate his needs, negotiate his rights, seek employment at his own will and live a life of self-respect and dignity. It helped to empower the poor in the villages and also could provide a feeling of social security. Sonia Gandhi also expressed happiness for the fact that the major beneficiaries of this scheme were women.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sonia Gandhi at MGNREGA Sammelan explains the benefits of the policy


The Congress President Sonia Gandhi while addressing the MGNREGA Sammelan said the policy by the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre has given a chance to the poor people in the villages to empower themselves. The policy gave aam aadmi to articulate his needs, negotiate his rights, seek employment at his own will and live a life of self-respect and dignity, said Sonia Gandhi. It helped to empower the poor in the villages and also could provide a feeling of social security. Sonia Gandhi also expressed happiness for the fact that the major beneficiaries of this scheme were women.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sonia Gandhi expresses her concerns over the shortcomings in MGNREGA implementation


Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi expressed her concerns over some of the short comings reported, in the implementation of the Congress-led UPA’s flagship programme Mahatma Gandhi NREGA. She cited delays in wage payments, less wage payments, less coverage, bogus job cards, lack of receipts of acknowledgments, diversion of funds etc. as some of the challenges in the implementation of the program. It is expected that the deliberations and the sharing of experiences by the practitioners and implementing agencies during the Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Sammelan would go a long way in consolidating the gains made under the Scheme so far and in the process reaching out more effectively to the aam aadmi.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Rahul Gandhi’s visit boosts Congress in HP


Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi undertook a two-day visit to Himachal Pradesh to strengthen the Congress unit in the state. The visit by the young Congress leader definitely has boosted the spirits of the Congress leaders and the workers in the state.
Rahul Gandhi interacted with the workers in NSUI and Youth Congress and also had talked to various senior Congress leaders and party workers.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that four or five leaders of the party rule the roost while the rest, including the district and block committee leaders, only discharge their responsibilities without realising their fundamental rights. You (district and block committee leaders) must assert your rights” said Rahul Gandhi regarding the Congress affairs.
Stressing the need to improve the functioning within the Congress party, the young Congress MP from Amethi said “though the works of people in the government are clearly defined, a need is being felt to define the duties within the party, especially at the level of the senior leadership, who can give their significant contribution for the betterment of the party”.
About the ticket distribution, Rahul Gandhi added “Those who put in hard work will be promoted. We need to create such a setup in which the party decides the tickets after completing all formalities six months before the election. Paratroopers will not be accommodated. The block Congress committee offices should be given more importance than the AICC during ticket distribution. Youth Congress members and block and district presidents will have more say”.
Referring the Youth Congress and NSUI, the Congress General Secretary further said “The Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India (NSUI) will take the state and the country forward. About 10-15 years later, one of you sitting here will be the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh. The chief minister of tomorrow is sitting here in this room itself”.
Indicating the factionalism in the Congress’ state unit Rahul Gandhi commented “There are two or three groups of Congress leaders in Himachal Pradesh. Ironically, more than fighting for the people's interests, they fight only for their own interests”.
Reiterating the need of unity in the party, Rahul Gandhi continued, “It is sad to note that the Congress rules the hearts of the people in this beautiful state, but it is the BJP which enjoys the privilege of sitting on the treasury benches in the Vidhan Sabha. If the top leadership doesn't close ranks, the BJP will remain well trenched in the state, which has traditionally been a Congress stronghold. Jointly work out a strategy to bring the party back to power. If you want to sit in the Opposition for the next five years, be ready for that also”.



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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rahul Gandhi urges Congress workers in Himachal Pradesh to work as a unit


Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who was in Himachal Pradesh on a two-day visit, urged the Congress leaders and workers in Himachal Pradesh to put up a united show in the state. The Congress General Secretary told workers and leaders that recommendations of block, district and state Congress committees would be given weightage while allocating tickets. "Paratroopers will not be accommodated," Rahul Gandhi said.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sonia Gandhi played a crucial role for framing Congress-led UPA’s pro-poor policies


For Congress President and UPA Chairperson, politics means service. As UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi was instrumental in framing a Common Minimum Program when UPA was formed the Government. She knew very well how to run a coalition Government better. 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.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Assert your rights, Rahul Gandhi tells the Congress workers in HP


The All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi called for unity in the state unit of Congress in Himachal Pradesh. The Congress leader snubbed the party’s top leadership in state saying the party lost the last Assembly election in Himachal Pradesh due to infighting and if the leaders didn’t mend their ways, they’ll continue to sit in the Opposition in the future too.
While asking the workers to close ranks and put up a united show at the hustings, Rahul Gandhi took on the top leaders of the state telling them that the recommendations of block and district committees would be given weightage while allocating tickets.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that four or five leaders of the party rule the roost while the rest, including the district and block committee leaders, only discharge their responsibilities without realizing their fundamental rights. “You  must assert your rights,” Rahul told Congress workers during separate closed door meetings in Kullu.
Stating that only a native of the area should be given ticket, Rahul Gandhi said, “Paratroopers will not be accommodated.”
The tickets would be allocated in advance to enable candidates to have adequate time for campaigning, the Congress MP from Amethi said and added that sycophancy or lobbying won’t get the leaders tickets.
Though top leaders including Union Minister Anand Sharma, former CM Virbhadra Singh, PCC president Kaul Singh Thakur, CLP leader Vidya Stokes among others were present during the eetings, Rahul Gandhi was more keen on interacting with party cadres.


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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sonia Gandhi always wanted to empower the tribals


For Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi politics means service and she always considered that politics is not power. Sonia Gandhi is always concerned for all section of the people including aam aadmi, tribals and backwards. She always wanted to empower the adivasis and all other belonging to the tribal communities. The welfare of aam aadmi has always been her mission. As the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was instrumental in framing the policies like MNREGA, RTE, RTI and her next target is to get the Right to Food Bill is passed.

Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka calls for unity in the Congress


All-India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary RahulGandhi, who had visited Karnataka recently, called upon the Congress leaders and workers to sink differences, remain united and work hard.
“Keep the interests of the party above personal ambitions and work as a team” said Rahul Gandhi. The Congress leader asked party leaders to decide whether they want to come to power in the State or remain in the Opposition.
While speaking to the elected members of zilla panchayats, taluk panchayats, city corporations, municipalities, town municipalities, after an interaction with them, Rahul Gandhi blamed internal squabbles for the party not winning the last elections and said the Congress would not come to power in Karnataka unless there was accountability and discipline in the Congress.
Criticising ticket aspirants who camp in Delhi for months to influence central leaders, Rahul Gandhi said that such a system should go and the right candidates at district level should be nominated. Rahul Gandhi also said that “dedicated” youth and those who had worked for the party for years would be given prominence in the next elections and he told party workers not to come to Delhi seeking ticket.


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Rahul Gandhi to visit Himachal Pradesh to strengthen Congress


All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Rahul Gandhi will start his two-day tour of Kullu district on Monday, ahead of the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections in early 2013, to strengthen the Congress in the state ahead of assembly elections in the state.
Rahul Gandhi would reach Kullu at 12 noon on Monday and hold personal meetings with Congress MPs, MLAs, Youth Congress/AICC members, ex-members, campaign committee members, other Congress leaders and members and discuss the various problems being faced by party in the state. Virbhadra Singh, Anand Shama, Kaul Singh Thakur, Raj Babbar and other Congress veterans would be present in the meetings which are being organized at various venues in Kullu.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sonia Gandhi does an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Assam


Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited the flood hit state of Assam on Monday. Both Sonia Gandhi and the PM made an aerial survey by helicopter of Majuli island, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts, which were among the worst-affected in the floods.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sonia Gandhi visits Assam to review the flood situation


Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited the flood-hit areas in Assam along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday. Both Sonia Gandhi and the PM made an aerial survey by helicopter of Majuli island, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts, the most affected areas in the floods. They also are set to survey the Kaziranga National Park, which has been completely submerged by flood waters.

Sonia Gandhi at 60th anniversary of Parliament: An anniversary is a moment to consider our role and place in the history


Congress President Sonia Gandhi while speaking on the occasion to commemorate the 60th anniversary of India's first Parliamentary session said that an anniversary is also a moment of reflection.
“The journey of our great Parliament has not always been smooth or without challenge.  Nor did we expect it to be.  An anniversary is also a moment for reflection, to consider our role and place in the rich fabric of our nation’s life and history”, added the Congress President.
Addressing the staff in the Parliament, Sonia Gandhi said “We also gratefully acknowledge the contribution of thousands of hard working staff in Parliament who have toiled tirelessly to keep the wheels of this great institution moving efficiently”.
Referring to the Parliament attack, the UPA Chairperson said “And, we pay humble tribute today to the memory of those courageous heroes who laid down their lives in 2001 when Parliament came under attack by forces that seek to undermine our Constitutional democracy”.
Sonia Gandhi then asserted that the integrity and independence of Parliament must be preserved and protected at all cost, with no room for compromise. “Our conduct must rise to the highest ethical standards that were followed and demanded by the founding fathers of our nation” added the Congress MP.
Concluding her speech, Sonia Gandhi said “Three simple words spoken by Jawaharlal Nehru encapsulate the mighty mission of this great republic –"Swaraj for all".  Let us, each of us, gear ourselves up for the tasks ahead, renew and redouble our commitment and our pledge to fulfill our historic duty”.


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