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President Pranab Mukherjee remembers Indira Gandhi, lauds GST

Outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee today in his farewell speech remembered his mentor and former prime minister Indira Gandhi. In his last speech as the President of India, Mukherjee said that Gandhi was a towering personality. “My career was mentored by Mrs Indira Gandhi who was a towering personality. She had the courage to call a spade a spade,” Mukherjee said as he related an interesting incident that happened in London

National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi says she’s not scared of anyone

“I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone,” a combative Congress President Sonia Gandhi asserted on Tuesday, invoking the legacy of the late Prime Minister in the wake of the National Herald case. She was asked about the Delhi High Court rejecting their pleas for quashing the summons by a Delhi court against them in the National Herald case. Her remarks came as the metropolitan

Modi govt pursuing 'communal' politics, working to dismantle Congress legacy: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of pursuing “communal and divisive politics” and said it was “systematically working to dismantle the Congress legacy and rewrite history”. “Today, when we see the ruling establishment pursuing communal and divisive politics and follow policies that favour a few and the powerful, when we see their ideology that shuns secularism, tolerance and inclusion, when the spokespersons of its agenda

Will fight those trying to spread hatred, says Sonia Gandhi

WITH the chorus against “rising intolerance” in the country growing, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in a veiled reference to the ruling BJP-led government, Saturday said people of a “particular ideology” were spreading hatred to divide people and that all of this was part of a “predetermined plan”. She said that her party would not allow “such a diabolical design” to succeed. “Organisations and people of a particular ideology are spreading

Rahul Gandhi's leadership credentials will be challenged: Veteran Congress leader ML Fotedar

A close aide of former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi has come out in the open to question the leadership credentials of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and says it is only a matter of time when it will be challenged within the party along with that of his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi. Rahul is a reluctant politician like his father Rajiv Gandhi and has his “limitations” as he has not

BJP left red faced over Rahul Gandhi ’s ‘private’ US visit

All’s fair in love and war but things can get a little unfair in India’s political battlefield sometimes. What else can explain the ruling BJP’s deployment of a battery of leaders to target Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his private visit to attend a conference conducted by an eminent TV show host in the United States? The Congress leader’s visit to Aspen in the US for “Weekend with Charlie Rose”

Will PM Narendra Modi opt for bulletproof glass enclosure on Independence Day?

In the wake of immense security threat, officials are insisting for a bullet-resistant glass enclosure for Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech, a report said on Thursday. According to a report published in Hindustan Times, security officials are seeking bulletproof enclosure as PM Modi continues to face threats from many extremists and terror organisations. The security officials don’t want a repeat of last year’s episode, when breaking from

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

Rahul Gandhi kicks off padyatra in Andhra Pradesh to raise farmers' issues

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday began his 10 km-long ‘padyatra’ from a village in the district to highlight the issues faced by farmers and women Self-Help Groups. Rahul, who has reached out to farmers during similar visits and foot marches in states like Punjab, Maharashtra,Telangana and more recently Rajasthan, kicked off his padayatra from Obuladevara Cheruvu village to Mamilakuntapalli, a three-km stretch, where he is scheduled to have

Salman Khurshid defends Emergency, says no apology needed

There is no need for the Congress to apologise for imposition of Emergency in 1975 as people realized the decision was right and voted Indira Gandhi back to power, senior party leader Salman Khurshid has said. “Why should we apologise? Why should we discuss Emergency? Certain things happened. After that, people of India voted Smt Indira Gandhi as the Prime Minister. So, if we have to apologise, then people of India

Emergency can happen again : LK Advani

At a time when his Bharatiya Janata Party is in power at the Centre, veteran leader LK Advani has sought to ruffle feathers by saying that an Emergency-like situation in future could not be ruled out. “At the present point of time, the forces that can crush democracy, notwithstanding the constitutional and legal safeguards, are stronger,” Advani said, in remarks that are bound to create controversy as his tumultuous relationship

Subhas Chandra Bose's family to discuss snooping with PM Modi on Sunday

A day after it was revealed that successive Congress governments had snooped on family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for 20 years after independence, a prominent member of the clan on Saturday said the revolutionary leader’s family would discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Chandra Kumar Bose, the grand-nephew of Netaji, told a news agency that he would like to know “why and under what