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Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath and P Chidambaram put sons above party interest: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Working Committee rejected the resignation of party president Rahul Gandhi. Rahul took the responsibility of losing the Lok Sabha and offered to withdraw from the post. In the meeting of Congress Working Committee on Saturday, Rahul also expressed his anger over senior leaders. Rahul said that these senior leaders kept their personal interest above the party interest.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will replace NITI Aayog with ‘lean' Planning Commission, says Rahul Gandhi in pre-poll promise

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he will “scrap” the NITI Aayog and bring back the Planning Commission in a leaner avatar if his party comes back to power in the Lok Sabha elections. 

Gandhi said NITI Aayog, set up as a policy think tank by the NDA government, had served “no purpose other than marketing presentations for the PM and fudging data”.

Gandhi and his party have been staunch critics of Niti Aayog, set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 to replace the Planning Commission that is associated with first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Congress had then alleged that scrapping the Planning Commission had struck at the very foundation of the federal structure and the new body would be an “extension of the all-powerful Prime Minister’s Office”. Four years later, the criticism from the opposition camp has only ramped up.

Rahul Gandhi struggles to build alliance

Voting begins on April 11 and will be spread over several phases until May 19 to cover the country involving more than 900 million voters, and the count will be made on May 23.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been seeking a grand alliance with smaller regional parties for months to prevent a split that would make it easier for Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come out on top.

Congress party protests outside CBI office

Rahul Gandhi has tweeted that  "outside CBI offices nationwide, the Congress party will protest the PM’s disgraceful attempt to prevent an investigation into the Rafale scam, by removing the CBI Chief. I will lead the protests outside CBI HQ in Delhi, at 11 AM."

In a letter to all Congress general secretaries, state unit chiefs and legislature party leaders, AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot has asked them to hold demonstrations against the BJP government outside all CBI offices across the country.

Senior Congress leaders will participate in the protest outside the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in the national capital, while state leaders will lead the demonstrations in their regions, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

Amarinder Singh bats for Rahul Gandhi as PM face for joint Opposition alliance in 2019 polls

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today backed Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of a joint opposition alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

At the extended meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), he also supported senior party leader P Chidambaram's views on the need for a broad-based alliance with other opposition parties.

In political corridors, he has been called till Rahul Gandhi's political guide, but he is not included in Rahul Gandhi's new team.

Digvijay Singh does not consider any major issue to be out of Rahul Gandhi's Congress Working Committee.