President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 71st birth anniversary on Thursday. Congress President and Rajiv Gandhi's wife Sonia Gandhi, son Rahul Gandhi, daughter Priyanka Gandhi, son-in-law Robert Vadra and granddaughter Miraya Vadra paid tribute at his memorial, Vir Bhumi, in New Delhi. Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also paid homage to Rajiv Gandhi. Birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi is observed as Sadbhavna Diwas (harmony day) in the country. Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest PM of the country when he took office after his mother Indira Gandhi's assassination on October 31, 1984. Rajiv was killed by an ethnic Tamil suicide bomber while campaigning in an election in the south Indian town of Sriperumbudur in May 1991.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Congress Vice President and MP Rahul Gandhi visited his parliamentary constituency Amethi on Tuesday. While interacting with the public he slammed the Modi-led central government for being pro-rich. Rahul Gandhi also took on the Modi government for not delivering on its promise. He also questioned PM Modi for his silence on major issues including corruption by BJP leaders and ministers.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday unfurled the national flag at the AICC head quarters in New Delhi on the occasion of 69th Independence Day of India. Several top Congress leaders too were present.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reached Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to support the protesting Ex-Service men who are demanding the immediate implementation of one rank one pension scheme. “People from armed forces spend their lives on border, they're protesting now & shouldn't be removed” said Rahul Gandhi and added, “These people shouldn’t be removed, they're protesting for their right”.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi led a delegation to meet President Pranab Mukherjee over the protest by the FTII students on appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman. Many film personalities too had asked the central government to withdraw its decision to appoint Chauhan as FTII Chairman.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Congress Vice Prresident Rahul Gandhi Challenged PM Narendra Modi asking him to bring back Lalit Modi if he has guts. He also said that he would free India from RSS.He said that more pressure would be built in future to ensure that Lalit Modi is brought back. He said that it is a great opportunity for the PM to get back ex IPL Chief Lalit Modi to cleanse cricket from corruption.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi hit back at Union External Minister Sushma Swaraj and asked PM Modi to give explanation over the Lalit Modi controversy. Even her ministry has no knowledge” said the congress leader. “She must tell how much money Lalit Modi paid to her family for keeping him out of jail” he added.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi once again targeted Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the Lalit Modi Controversy. He repeated his demand to disclose the details of financial transaction between Lalit Modi and minister’s family.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on Union Minister sushma Swaraj over her statement in Lok Sabha over Lalit Modi issue. “She kept all the details regarding the issue close to her heart. Even her ministry has no knowledge” said the congress leader. “She must tell how much money Lalit Modi paid to her family for keeping him out of jail” he added.
Hitting out at the Narendra Modi-led NDA government over the contentious Land bill, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday, while addressing a rally after a padyatra in Andhra Pradesh, said he would not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi take farmers' land easily. Referring to government's move to amend the Land bill to give flexibility to states to frame their own laws in a bid to break the impasse in Parliament, he said the Prime Minister has understood that he cannot push farmers , after the agrarians showed their strength. "We have not even showed 10 per cent of the strength of farmers of India. And the Prime Minister suddenly understood that he cannot push the farmers of this country," he said.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Congress continued its protest outside Parliament premises over the suspension of its 25 MPs from the Lok Sabha. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi led the protest as several top Congress leaders and various leaders from other oppositions parties also joined the protest. “We respect democracy. We respect the Speaker but do not agree with her decision” said Rahul Gandhi.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
PM Modi should listen to India’s ‘Mann ki baat’, said Rahul Gandhi after the protest march at Gandhi statue in Parliament. A day after Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ordered the suspension of 25 party MPs in the Parliament, senior Congress leaders including party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh protested in front of the Gandhi statue inside the Parliament premises alongwith other Congress MPs.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
PUNE: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday visited the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and expressed solidarity with the students who are protesting the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chief of the institution. "The RSS and its wings promote mediocrity. I have seen this everywhere," Rahul Gandhi told agitating students.