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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh. He urged the Prime Minister that while the previous UPA government, under then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had assured special status to the state, nothing in that regard had been done since the NDA government came to power. Pointing that the state is facing huge revenue deficit, Rahul Gandhi accused the NDA government of not extending support to Andhra Pradesh. Here's the full text of the letter: Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India 7 Race Course Road New…
Bhubaneshwar: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who was on a two-day visit to Odisha, slammed Centre and said Modi government cannot brush aside Opposition and impose any measure without proper discussion in Parliament. He attacked BJP for accusing Congress of blocking GST Bill and said, "Parliament should function, but it needs discussion. It is not like RSS shakha. India is a country with diversity and not a closed system where decisions can be imposed." "The BJP-led government must realise that Parliament is a forum for discussion and nothing can be imposed without allowing opposition to express its voice and views.…
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for spurt in infant deaths at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack and said the state government lacks focus on key sectors like health care and education. "I found the doctors are working sincerely and there is no shortcoming on their part. However, what is lacking is the state government's focus on health care and education. The chief minister is indifferent towards these sectors and state's future," said Rahul Gandhi. He was speaking to media after visiting Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics, popularly known as…
New Delhi:  Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi stepped up attack on the FTII issue accusing RSS of capturing educational institutions built on merit in the last six decades to destroy them. He also sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention over the ongoing students' stir against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). "I don't know what qualities the government sees in him (Chauhan). It is thrusting mediocrity on the country. We will not allow it," said Rahul Gandhi. The Congress Vice President had earlier also visited FTII, Pune to support the demand of…
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi fired fresh salvo on PM Narendra Modi by taking a dig at him and called him a frightened PM for backtracking on Land Ordinance. He said that more pressure would be built in future to ensure that Lalit Modi is brought back. He said that it is a great opportunity for the PM to get back ex IPL Chief Lalit Modi to cleanse cricket from corruption. Referring to Sushma Swaraj’s remarks on Bofors issue linking former Prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi said that his father's name has been cleared by the judicial system of…
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took the fight to the BJP camp after a no-holds-barred attack from Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he “does not have the guts to sit in this House”. Responding to the External Affairs Minister’s allegations against his family in the debate over the help extended to former IPL chief Lalit Modi, Rahul said: “Mr Prime Minister, you need to speak. Lalit Modi is nothing but a symbol of black money.” Reminding the Prime Minister about his poll promise of returning black money to the country, Rahul repeated his…
New Delhi : Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her statement in Lok Sabha regarding the Lalit Modi controversy. Congress president Sonia Gandhi dismissed Swaraj as a master at theatrics, saying while she would have helped Lalit Modi's ailing wife, she would have done so without breaking the law. Accusing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of keeping her ministry in dark over Lalit Gate, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi took on the former over her emotional clarification in the Lok Sabha on Thursday and said that…
Pune: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi visited Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) campus on Friday and met the agitating students who are protesting against the appointment of Gajendra Chouhan as its chairman. He mounted a blistering attack on the Modi government saying the RSS and its ideologues were undermining educational, bureaucratic and judicial systems and “bullying” critics as “anti-national” and “anti-Hindu”. Rahul Gandhi also took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi drawing comparisons between the Congress and the BJP and said that “no one other than Modi can say anything in the BJP’. “RSS and its ideologues are systematically promoting…
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister of party vice president Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday visited Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh to review developmental works in the constituency. Priyanka Gandhi met and interacted with the villagers in Sareni which falls under Raebareli, the parliamentary constituency of Sonia Gandhi. Priyanka Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to her mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency, rubbished HRD Minister Smriti Irani's accusations made during her Amethi visit and said since she (Irani) is now the Education Minister, what was the hassle in setting up IIIT in Amethi as promised during UPA…