Rajiv Gandhi

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

Rajiv Gandhi had promised support for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya: Subramanian Swamy

The hue and cry over a seminar on the construction of the controversial Ram Temple in Ayodhya grew louder on Saturday, with protesters shouting slogans outside the Delhi University’s Arts Faculty. Amid protests outside the Delhi University, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy went ahead with the seminar where he asserted that nothing will be done forcibly or against the law. “Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is ‘mandatory’ for revival

Rajiv Gandhi killing: SC says TN has no suo moto power to release convicts

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the Tamil Nadu government has no suo moto power to grant remission and release the convicts accused of conspiracy in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The apex court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu said that the state government could grant remission and release the convicts only in consultation with the central government as the case was investigated and prosecuted by the

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

Karnataka HC stays Sania Mirza`s Khel Ratna award

The Karnataka High Court (HC) on Wednesday put a stay on Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna to be awarded to tennis ace Sania Mirza after paralympian H Girisha’s plea against it. The high court also issued a notice to the center regarding the same. Earlier, Mirza had became only the second tennis player after Leander Paes to be recommended for the prestigious award. Sania’s name was recommended by a Sports Ministry-constituted awards

Rahul Gandhi: Sushma ji couldn't make eye contact with me when I told I was speaking truth on Lalitgate

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made an emphatic speech in the Lok Sabha taking pot-shots at Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. He said Sushma was the only philanthropist in the world who did charity in full secrecy. “Sushma ji is the only philanthropist in the world who does charity in full secrecy. The big question is, why she hid it from PM Modi and whether PM Modi knew about it,”

Sushma Swaraj : Rahul Gandhi should ask mamma how much money daddy took from Quattrocchi

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday came down heavily on Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and his father former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, alleging that the former PM allowed save passage to Bhopal Gas tragedy villain Warren Anderson and Bofors deal middlemen Ottavio Quattrocchi. She was speaking in debate in Parliament on Lalitgate. “Rajiv Gandhi allowed the killer of 15,000 people Warren Anderson and Ottavio Quattrocchi to slip out of the

Congress hurting nation by not letting Parliament function: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that theCongress and its allies are not hurting the BJP but the nation by not letting the Parliament function. “By obstructing the Parliament, Congress and its friends are doing a great disservice to the nation. They may be thinking that they are hurting Narendra Modi and the BJP but they are hurting the country and themselves,” said Naidu. “They cannot recover

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

Rajiv Gandhi's killers won't hang, Supreme Court dismisses curative petition

Despite Centre’s opposition, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed curative petition on its verdict that converted former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s killers’ death sentences into life terms. The central government last week told the Supreme Court that no mercy could be shown to the killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi as it opposed the Tamil Nadu government’s move set free seven convicts by granting them remission of sentence. Opposing

Human bomb alert for PM Narendra Modi's Bihar visit

A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bihar visit, the intelligence agencies have warned of a possible “human bomb attack” on the lines of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, a top police officer said. Modi is scheduled to visit Patna on Saturday and address a rally in Muzaffarpur. “The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has alerted Bihar government and the Special Protection Group officials camping in the state to be

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict shifted to Chennai

A convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, AG Perarivalan who is serving life imprisonment at Vellore Central Prison was on Saturday brought here for medical treatment due to an illness, jail authorities said. “Perarivalan has been brought here today. He has been lodged in Puzhal Central Jail and will be treated at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH),” a top state jail official told. Another senior jail official said