Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam at 10 Rajaji Marg in New Delhi. Dr. Kalam had unique ability to connect with youth "said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi while paying tribute to former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. We will miss his vison, he added.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a gathering of Congress workers in Jaipur as part of his two-day visit to Rajasthan. He slammed the BJP govt in Rajasthan as well as the Narendra Modi-led govt at the Centre. “ Today the Rajasthan government's remote control is in London. They press the button and she jumps. This is a 'Lalit Modi sarkaar'.. Your Chief Minister has signed and said I want to help a fugitive but don't tell the people of India.. She broke the law of this country, helped a wanted a fugitive” said the Congress Vice President.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi undertook a ‘padyatra’ in Andhra Pradesh to highlight the issues faced by farmers and women Self-Help Groups. He kicked off his yatra from the village where Indira Gandhi had addressed a meeting in 1979. During the course of his yatra, he also held interactions in various villages of the district with farmers, MNREGA workers and with women SHGs. The Congress leader also met the family of farmer Harinath Reddy, who allegedly committed suicide.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a gathering of Congress workers in Jaipur as part of his two-day visit to Rajasthan. He slammed the BJP govt in Rajasthan as well as the Narendra Modi-led govt at the Centre. “ I never understood the practical use of pagdi. After walking 10 km in Rajasthan, I have understood the importance of a pagdi.. I liked the movie Lagaan about the poor of India, and tax being taken from farmers, and how they unite.. In the end, the farmers win. In the movie, and in real life.” He said. “The farmers in our country, the people and the Congress party will make the 56inch chest to 5.6 inch, if they try to grab the lands of the poor” warned the Congress leader.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who began his two-day visit to Rajasthan on Thursday, said his party will not let the Bharatiya Janata Party grab the land of the people. Addressing a padayatra, Rahul Gandhi said the Congress, like a wall, would prevent the BJP from taking away the rights of the poor. “I have come here just to tell you one thing, Congress will fight for you people not only in Rajasthan but the entire nation,” assured the Congress leader on the first of his two-day visit to the western state. “We will not let anyone take your land without your consent,” Rahul Gandhi added.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Congress President Sonia Gandhi led a huge protest march of opposition parties against Modi govt's Land Ordinance. It was a great show of strength of united opposition who warned central government for its anti farmer land bill. The MPs met President Pranab Mukherjee and handed over a memorandum requesting his intervention.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visited Raghubir Nagar in New Delhi to meet the street vendors who have been complaining of lack of facilities in their area, on Monday. "The vendors called me saying that they don't have enough facilities. The poor workers here have not been given any space in the city. So, I am here." Rahul Gandhi said. The Congress vice president said that they street vendors were being oppressed and he would attempt to solve their problems.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Congress president Sonia Gandhi led over 100 leaders from eleven opposition parties as they marched in a massive show of strength against the controversial Land Acquisition Bill to President's House in New Delhi on Tuesday. The march started from the Mahatma Gandhi statue outside Parliament and is expected to end with a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee against the amendments proposed by the Narendra Modi government to a similar bill passed by the UPA in 2013. Other leaders who walked with Sonia included former prime minister Manmohan Singh, CPM's Sitaram Yechury, CPI's D Raja, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien and Dinesh Trivedi, Samajwadi Party's Ramgopal Yadav, DMK's Kanimozhi, INLD's Dushyant Chautala and the RJD's Prem Chand Gupta.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday while initiating a debate in the Parliament accused Narendra Modi government of failing to fulfil commitments made to the people of Andhra Pradesh when Telangana was carved out of it, a charge rejected by the government. Sonia Gandhi said she wondered why the sense of urgency was not being shown by the government in fulfilling key commitments made to the people there "who have been waiting patiently for over nine months" and feel they have been "taken for granted". She further said the 14th Finance Commission has not done "full justice" to the needs of the state and accused the government of "sadly" not doing anything "substantial" for funding the new capital for the state.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Calling Narendra Modi-led NDA government as "anti-farmer" and "pro industrialist", Congress on Sunday declared full scale war against it over Land Acquisition Bill with Rahul Gandhi accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of bringing ordinance on it to pay back 'loan' of industrialists. "I tell you how Modi ji won the election. He took loans of thousands of crores from big industrialists from which his marketing was done. How will he pay back that loan now? He will do it by giving your land to those top industrialists. He wants to weaken the farmers, then snach their land and give it to his industrialist friends," he said addressing a farmers' rally here.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday that the Land Ordinance enacted by the Modi government was “anti-farmer”, but “it can’t silent farmers’ voices”. “Enough is enough”, said Sonia Gandhi, accusing the government of “rubbing salt on the wounds of farmers hit hard by unseasonal rains”, and saying there was a “huge gap between the words and deeds” of the PM and the BJP.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a conference of the Chief ministers of the party ruled states. She pointed out that the attempt to reduce coverage of food security from 67% to 40% is alarming while the entire system of food procurement, including MSP (minimum support price to farmers) is under assault.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of trying to deflect attention away from the NDA government’s “unfulfilled promises”, and also targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He also slammed NDA govt over land bill as he referred to agrarian and tribal agitations in Nandigram, Bhatta Parsaul and Niyamgri. “When our (UPA) government was there, our PM wanted to go to Bangladesh. We spoke to her and requested Mamata Banerjee to go with us. She said no, ‘ekla chalo re’ (I will go alone). Now, Modiji is there, so no ‘ekla chalo re’. We will go together. Why is this happening? What is the friendship about? You must be knowing the reason,” said Rahul Gandhi.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the NDA government of "killing" the land bill passed by the previous UPA government.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressed all Chief Ministers from the Congress ruled state. She urged them to take proper initiatives for the welfare of the people and to strengthen the party.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a public meeting at Dabhra in Chhattisgarh after undertaking a huge padyatra. He slammed the central government for its anti-poor and anti-farmer policies.