Rahul Gandhi

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

PM Narendra Modi Walks Up to Opposition In Parliament, Greets Sonia Gandhi, Others

Prime Minister Narendra Modi walked up to the Opposition benches in Parliament on Monday morning, greeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi with a Namaste and shaking hands with leaders like former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, all seated in the front row. PM Modi, who arrived in the Lok Sabha about five minutes before

Facing threat to life, Rahul Gandhi cancels visit to Puducherry, TN, Kerala

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi cancelled his two-day visit to Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which was to commence on Tuesday, a day after an anonymous letter threatening his life was received by the party. However, this is not the reason behind cancellation of Rahul Gandhi’s Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala visit. In a series of tweets, the Congress vice president claimed that he is suffering from high fever. “My apologies

Rahul Gandhi's fair and lovely remark racist: BJP complains to Lok Sabha Speaker

The Bharatiya Janata Party has approached the Lok Sabha Speaker with a complaint against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his ‘fair and lovely’ remark in the House on Wednesday. The ruling party is expected to move a motion on ‘racism’ in the House when it convenes on Tuesday, March 8. Lok Sabha proceedings were suspended for the day after the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma. He was 68. Sangma

Nationalism debate: Fight over Smriti Irani may escalate in Parliament

The debate over nationalism may continue to dominate Parliament’s proceedings this week, even after both Houses had completed discussions on the issue. The BJP came out in support of Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani after the Congress, Left and the JD(U) decided to push notice of breach of privilege against her for allegedly “misleading” the House in her reply on the debate over the issue of students of

Smriti Irani misrepresented my work in her speech: Oxford researcher Sarmila Bose

On February 24, 2016, in the Lower House of the Indian parliament, Smriti Irani, India’s Minister of Human Resource Development, named Sarmila Bose and my book Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, during her fiery response on the issue of freedom of speech. The minister’s introduction of me was most kind, and her remarks raise important issues about how to study the past and what happens when freedom

A fact check on what HRD minister Smriti Irani said in Parliament

Under intense attack, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday made a forceful statement in Lok Sabha, saying Kanhaiya Kumar and some other students had been found indulging in anti-national activities by the JNU authorities themselves. The Smriti Script One liners from HRD minister Smriti Irani’s speech in the Lok Sabha, Some of the voices are uttered in choking voice. Mujhe sooli par chadhana chahte ho… Amethi ladne ki saza doge mujhe?

Is Narendra Modi government 'scared' or Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday roared in front of the media, saying the government was “scared” and will try to muzzle his voice in Parliament on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition row. “I will speak but they (government) will not let me speak because they are scared. They are scared of what I am going to say in Parliament so they will not let me speak,” Rahul

Amit Shah: Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether "anti-national" slogans should be tolerated

BJP chief Amit Shah, on Wednesday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for supporting Jawaharlal Nehru University students and accused him of “votebank politics”. Amit Shah, has demanded clarification from Rahul Gandhi on whether “anti-national” slogans should be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech. “Today debate is being held in the Parliament whether raising anti-national slogans should be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech or not,”

JNU row: Rahul Gandhi proving anti-national students right, says Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah has hit out hard at Rahul Gandhi and accused the Congress vice president of supporting anti-nationalist elements.   Chiding the Congress, Shah asks what is its definition of patriotism when Rahul Gandhi cannot differentiate between anti-state and nationalism. Rahul Gandhi and colleagues going to JNU and supporting the students has proved that national interest is not in their agenda, Shah said. “Has Rahul Gandhi lent his

Anand Sharma says he was attacked by ABVP activists at JNU

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma today said that he has suffered injuries after he was attacked by ABVP activists in JNU campus when he was returning with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi after attending a protest meet held by students there. The “attack” took place some distance away from the place where the meeting was held at the university campus with the ABVP activists using “cover of the darkness,” Sharma claimed.

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi Ordered To Face Trial In National Herald Case

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and deputy Rahul Gandhi are not required to appear in court in the National Herald case, the Supreme Court said today. The court has, however, rejected an appeal by the Gandhis to stop trial in the case saying, “Let there be a fair trial.” “Their presence will cause more inconvenience than convenience in the court. These people are of such prominence and they