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Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat; addresses Adivasi Satyagraha rally in Dahod

Panchmahals: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi arrived in Dahod in Gujarat on Tuesday where he addressed an Adivasi Satyagraha rally in Dahod in the morning. He later met tribal leaders of the state. He remarked that tribal rights had been supressed for many years and that the Congress would continue to fight until the tribals got...

Centre takes 68% of fuel taxes, yet abdicates responsibility: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s federalism is coercive, not cooperative, said Congress MP Rahul Gandhi as he took a jibe at the Centre a day after Modi urged non-BJP ruled states to reduce taxes on fuels. He accused the PM of denying responsibility despite 68 per cent of the taxes going to the Centre....

Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘UP-type’ remark triggers outrage; Congress demands apology

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraraman’s “UP-type” comment has kicked up a row, with Congress demanding an apology from her for insulting the people of Uttar Pradesh. Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for 2022-23 on Tuesday. Later, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi called it a “zero-sum budget” that had nothing for salaried class, middle class, poor...

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Minister should be sacked, punished, says Rahul Gandhi in LS

New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi once again took up the matter of Lakhimpur Kheri violence in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. He demanded the resignation of and punishment for junior Home minister Ajay Mishra for his involvement. “We should be allowed to speak about the murder that was committed in Lakhimpur Kheri, where there...

Rahul Gandhi moves adjournment motion to discuss Lakhimpur Kheri violence

New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday for discussion of Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Terming it a matter of urgent importance, he said that the report by the special investigation team of Uttar Pradesh police had highlighted that the “massacre of farmers at Lakhimpur was a pre-planned...

Farm laws repealed, celebration erupts among farmers, Opposition parties

New Delhi: Celebrations erupted following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Friday morning that the three controversial farm laws would be repealed. At Ghazipur and Singhu borders, farmers were seen bursting crackers, dancing and distributing jalebi. Alongside, political leaders posted congratulatory messages for farmers on social media. In a tweet in Hindi,...

‘Aviation fuel cheaper than petrol’: Priyanka Gandhi lashes out at BJP govt

New Delhi: Amid the ever-increasing prices of fuel, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi lashed out at the central government, saying that petrol and diesel were now more expensive than aviation turbine fuel (ATF). Taking at dig at the government, she said that the BJP government had promised that people wearing ‘hawai chappal’ (slippers) would travel...

Lakhimpur Kheri: Congress team led by Rahul Gandhi meets President Kovind, pushes for minister’s removal

New Delhi: A delegation of Congress leaders, led by party MP Rahul Gandhi, reached Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. A jeep, allegedly driven by MoS Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra had mowed down four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh on October 3. A...

Lakhimpur Kheri: Priyanka Gandhi released; UP govt allows her, Rahul to visit violence-hit district

Lucknow: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi who was detained on her way to Lakhimpur Kheri, was released on Wednesday. Priyanka had been detained in Sitapur 2nd PAC batallion, from where she was released. The Uttar Pradesh government gave permission to Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi and three others to visit Lakhimpur Kheri. ADG (Law and order) Prashant...

Rahul Gandhi denied permission to go to Lakhimpur Kheri; says no section 144 for 3 persons

New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said he would try to lead a delegation to Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh despite being denied permission to go there. Rahul Gandhi addressed a press conference at AICC headquarters in Delhi before leaving for Lakhimpur Kheri. Claiming that farmers were being “systematically attacked”, he said, “There was democracy...

Lakhimpur Kheri: Priyanka Gandhi lashes out at PM Modi; she is fearless, says Rahul

Priyanka Gandhi was detained while on her way to Lahkimpur Kheri where violence had broken out on Sunday New Delhi: Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi said she had been kept in detention for 28 hours without any order or FIR, while the one who ran over the farmers...

Can Rahul Gandhi use Punjab crisis to rebuild Congress?

After the exit of Sidhu and Amarinder Singh, Rahul Gandhi now has a chance to build a stronger team in Punjab Political Correspondent, Jaipur: Congress is facing an internal crisis in Punjab. Its top leaders, Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjyot Singh Sidhu, have stepped down from their respective positions as chief minister and state party...