The scale of national elections in India is vaster than that of United States and Europe combined, the evidence of which is in the humungous numbers. Over 814.5 million eligible voters will cast their ballot through Electronic Voting Machines that would be set up in 9,30,000 polling stations across the country. These elections would not just be the longest, but also the costliest with an estimated spend of Rs 3500 crore, and this excludes the expenditure on security and campaigning by candidates. Clearly, despite all […]
“Mayawati has the phobia of congress party especially Rahul Gandhi. So we are very happy and we congratulate Rahul Gandhi and hope that due to Rahul Gandhi’s efforts all the Muslims, poor and Muslims from the backward class who are supposed to get the reservation under the backward class category will get it very soon,” UP Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi said. Rahul Gandhi is leaving no stone unturned in giving a tough fight to the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in the forthcoming state […]
On Thursday, DPCC President JP Aggarwal invited AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi to the DPCC headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg. It was a show of strength ahead of the 2012 municipal elections. Rahul was hailed as a “morale booster” for the party workers. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit was also present on the occasion along with AICC general secretary in-charge of Delhi, Chaudhury Birender Singh, Union women and child development minister Krishna Tirath and Union sports minister Ajay Maken. “I had invited him to visit our headquarters and meet the party workers, MLAs […]
A few months ago, Rahul Gandhi surprised his party colleagues by suggesting elections to the Congress Working Committee (CWC). But entrenched interests and party chief Sonia Gandhi’s desire to make the CWC inclusive to balance regional, religious and caste demands stymied the proposal. The imminent change at the helm of the Congress promises the beginning of a cultural transformation in the Grand Old Party. Away from the public glare, Rahul Gandhi has set in motion a silent revolution in the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and […]
With speculation about a move to make Rahul Gandhi the working president of the Congress party, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that if he was given any other responsibility, he will welcome it. “It’s a question of the party. I have requested him many a time to come to cabinet meetings,” PM told reporters on board his special aircraft while returning from the SAARC summit held in the Maldives. “If Rahul is given a larger responsibility, I will welcome it,” Manmohan Singh said.
Indian National Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi celebrated Eid with the people of constituency happily by wishing them good for their future. Rahul also waited patiently for the Namaz getting over then he hugged many there. Eid-ul-Azha or Festival of Sacrifice honours Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael on the order of God, who according to Islamic tradition provided a lamb in the boy’s place. You can also follow News of Delhi on Twitter and Facebook.
UPA chairperson and Congress General Secretary on Monday paid homage to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 27th death anniversary at her samadhi at ‘Shakti Shthal’ in New Delhi. The country fondly remembered Indira Gandhi on her 27th death anniversary with President Pratibha Patil leading the nation in paying rich tributes to the departed leader. Patil paid floral tributes at Shakti Sthal, the memorial of Gandhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were also […]
Showing her seriousness over high food prices, Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday discussed with food minister K V Thomas steps required to check price rise besides reviewing progress on the proposed food security legislation. Thomas noted that the average food inflation, which stood at 7 per cent in 2006-07, rose to 14.5 per cent in 2010-11, and is ruling now in the range of 8-11 per cent. “I told her (Sonia Gandhi) that there was no inflation in food grains and […]
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who visited the state recently, recognises the need to constantly debate issues like removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) that is currently splitting political opinion, sources said, but believes that the central and state governments can do a lot more to integrate the local population by delivering on specific projects. Rahul has spoken with Road Transport and Highways Minister C P Joshi and Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi to have the two projects looked into urgently. He […]
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will visit Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh to enquire about efforts to control the killer Japanese Encephalitis virus that has already taken at least 450 lives in the state. Rahul Gandhi intervened into this matter and asked Mr. Azad to visit the deadly disease hit areas. “He (Azad) will leave for Gorakhpur today (Thursday) with a health ministry team and will be back Friday,” a health ministry official told IANS. According to Congress sources, party general secretary Rahul Gandhi […]
The protestors shouted anti-Congress slogans at Amethi and the Rahul Gandhi was also heckled after his convoy stopped by people. It was unexpected welcome for Rahul Gandhi as people looked angry and demanded the tickets for the candidates with clean image. The Congress general secretary had arrived in Amethi to review the status of the schemes of the Central government. – ANI You can also follow News of Delhi on Twitter and Facebook.
Arvind Kejriwal’s attacker Jitendra Pathak, who attacked him with a slipper in Lucknow, is a former member of Congress Sewa Dal and calls Rahul Gandhi his role model. He worked with the party from 2006-2009. While Pathak’s association with the Congress is fairly recent, he has been affiliated with the BJP and the SP too. Pathak told the police that he launched his attack after the organizers denied him permission to ask a question during Kejriwal’s speech in Lucknow. The attack on Kejriwal comes nearly […]
Jaisingh Mapari, the sarpanch of Ralegan Siddhi, has been invited by AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to discuss the development done in the village. Rahul wants to discuss the innovative projects of village development being undertaken in Ralegan Siddhi. Ralegan Siddhi is often cited as an example of an ideal village because of its welfare activities. Initiated by Hazare himself, these activities include watershed development projects, rainwater harvesting and sharing of pastoral lands. The village has also carved a name for its propagation of community […]