Ghulam Nabi Azad

Rahul Gandhi Take-Over Plan, Sonia Gandhi To Retain Key Role

Rahul Gandhi will take over as Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi in a process of organisational elections that begin next month as planned, top party sources said today, seeking to quash rumours that the transition may be delayed. The elections in the mammoth party are expected to be held over several weeks and Mr Gandhi, who is currently the party number 2, will take over as president in

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi attack PM Modi after getting bail in National Herald case

Relieved with the bail granted in the National Herald case, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday asserted that the NDA led-Central Government is using the central agencies in attacking the grand old party in a wrong manner. “Today, I appeared with a clean heart in the court like any other law-abiding person. The laws of the country are applicable to all without any difference and discrimination. I don’t have any

Intolerance being encouraged in India : Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul on Tuesday led the party’s leaders and MPs in a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan in protest against “growing intolerance” in the country, accusing the Modi government of “unleashing a sinister campaign” to create social and communal tension. After leading the march from Parliament, Sonia handed over a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention in checking such incidents which are causing social divide.

On Narendra Modi speech, this is what Rahul Gandhi said

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi evaded a question on how he rated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second Independence Day speech, saying this was not the day for politics. “Today is not the day for politics. I will speak tomorrow,” Rahul said shortly after Modi delivered a 90-minute address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Old Delhi. He, however, did greet India on the occasion. “I wish a

Opposition gives privilege notice against Sadhvi Prachi

A privilege notice was given to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday by 20 opposition members against VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi who is alleged to have said that “there are 1-2 terrorists in parliament”. The controversial remark was made on Thursday, Janata Dal-United leader K.C. Tyagi told IANS. Tyagi is one of the 20 members who gave the notice. “The remarks of Sadhvi Prachi is against the dignity of parliament. We have

BJP raking up Hindu terror issue to polarise country: Congress

The Congress on Saturday said the NDA government was trying to rake up the Hindu terror issue in a bid to divide and polarise the country. “The comment of the then home minister is being quoted out of context. It is a deliberate attempt on the part of the government, it is the deliberate attempt on the part of the BJP for various reasons – to divide the country, to

Congress wants PM Modi to end nidra-aasan

Continuing with its attack on the BJP and NDA government over the Lalit Modi affair, the Congress, Monday, once again questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s continued silence on the issue. “Everyday new scandals are being exposed and yet PM is silent on this. So isn’t PM party to all this?,” Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said at a press conference held at the party headquarters. “We want to ask Prime

Centre denies snooping on Rahul Gandhi

The Centre on Monday dismissed as a “non-issue” the charges of snooping on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as members of the party, supported by other political parties, created an uproar in Parliament. The alleged snooping on Rahul Gandhi was raised by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in the Lok Sabha and Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha. Kharge, who spoke after question hour, said the Delhi Police

Hope AAP will give BJP 'something to think about': Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today voiced hope that the Aam Aadmi Party will give BJP “something to think about” in Delhi which is voting to elect its Assembly. Omar wished good luck to the voters in Delhi. “Good luck voting today Delhi. Aap achay say vote ka istemal karen (Cast your vote cleverly) 😉 #Delhi2015,” he wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter. He also said it clearly

Rahul Gandhi chants patch-up mantra to revive Congress

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has a new task at hand – bridging a widening generation gap in the Grand Old Party by bringing young and elder leaders together to dispense the pall of gloom that descended on party workers after a series of embarrassing electoral reverses. As part of the initiative, Congress sources said, as many as 500 leaders, including several former Youth Congress chiefs, will put their heads together with their

Rahul Gandhi: Clean India photo op while communal poison is being spread

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of holding photo opportunities with its Clean India campaign while ignoring the communal hatred being propagated by groups affiliated to the BJP. “Photo ops being organised with brooms in hand and walls being whitewashed while the poison of communalism is being spread,” Gandhi said in his address to Congress workers at New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium, where the Delhi unit of the

Rahul Gandhi on front bench, Congress on front foot

Shedding his reluctance, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Thursday sat on the front row of the opposition benches in Lok Sabha to listen to the NDA government’s maiden Budget and then tore into the government, accusing it of “usurping” UPA’s ideas and saying that the budget’s overall content would “slow down” the economic pulse. His party, too, called the budget “uninspiring and insipid” and said it failed to live up to