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Friday, April 13, 2018

#JusticeforAsifa: Rahul Gandhi calls for candle march at India Gate over Kathua, Unnao rape incidents

In cognizance to Unnao and Kathua rape incidents, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called for a midnight (April 12-13) candle march protest at India Gate. The march is to show the outrage against the mishappening and brutal incidents. The candle march is also against the law and order situation in the country and continuously rising crime against women. “Congress President Rahul Gandhi to hold candlelight protest at India Gate at midnight of April 12-13, over Kathua and Unnao rape incidents” reports ANI.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi appealed to the people of NCT-Delhi to join the midnight candle march at India to show the outrage against Kathua and Unnao rape incidents. “Like millions of Indians my heart hurts tonight. India simply cannot continue to treat its women the way it does. Join me in a silent, peaceful, candlelight vigil at India Gate at midnight tonight to protest this violence and demand justice,” Rahul Gandhi on Twitter.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rahul leads protest by Cong MPs seeking review of apex court verdict on SC/ST Act

New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI): Congress MPs, led by party chief Rahul Gandhi, today staged a protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue inside Parliament premises, demanding that the Centre seeks a review of the Supreme Court's verdict on the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The apex court had on Tuesday diluted stringent provisions mandating immediate arrest under the law concerned in a bid to protect honest public servants discharging bona fide duties from being blackmailed with false cases under the SC/ST Act.

The protesters charged the government with "not arguing properly" in the case before the apex court and demanded it files a review petition. They also called for an amendment in the Act.

The Congress MPs raised slogans such as "Daliton ke samman mein, Rahul Gandhi maidan mein" (Rahul Gandhi stands for protection of Dalit's rights) and "stop atrocities against members of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes".

"The latest interpretation of the SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court has resulted in (near) abolition of the legislation. The government did not argue properly before the Supreme Court in this connection," Mallikarjun Kharge told a news channel outside Parliament.

"Hence, the government should file a review petition, bring an amendment and protect rights. If it does not do, it is will manifest pretension of defence by the government," he said.

Earlier, the MPs gathered at the office of the Congress Parliament Party and discussed the strategy to move forward on the issue. Sources said the party's strategy inside Parliament was also discussed with Gandhi during the meeting.

Both Houses of Parliament -- the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha -- have not been functioning ever since the start of the second leg of the Budget Session on March 5.

This is the third week in a row that Parliament proceedings have been disrupted and has not transacted any business. The crucial Finance Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha amid the din created by various parties.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rahul Gandhi to launch Congress election campaign in Meghalaya

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will kick off the election campaign of the party in poll bound Meghalaya on Tuesday with a musical festival showcasing the cultural diversity of state and will also hold meeting with religious heads and chiefs of traditional institutions. Election to the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly will be held on February 27.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Gujrat Polls: Sach Bharat against Swach Bharat ?

Ahead of the crucial Assembly election in Gujarat, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will start his three-day campaign in the state today.

Since the state police has refused him permission for an open-jeep roadshow citing security concerns, Rahul Gandhi will now cover a small stretch of the the trip in a traditionally decked up bullock cart. The Congress vice-president will cover the Saurashtra region of Gujarat in his three-day trip, starting with a visit to the Dwarkadheesh Krishna temple. From the temple, Rahul Gandhi will drive down to Jamnagar.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

BJP hits back at Rahul on dynasty politics

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for defending dynastic politics, the BJP on Tuesday reminded the Congress Vice President that the top three constitutional posts in the country are held by common people with merit and that democracy is not beholden to dynasty.

"The fact that he (Gandhi) says that dynast and dynasty are the very fulcrum in India is itself an anomaly. The three dignitaries (President, Vice President and Prime Minister) in the highest constitutional positions today are in themselves an indication that Indian democracy thrives and gives opportunity to merit and is not beholden to dynasty," Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani told a press conference.

She was responding to the remarks of Rahul Gandhi about dynastic politics and that most of the country runs like this. "That's how India works," he had said during a talk at Berkeley University during his visit to the US.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

BJP leader arrested today for attacking the convoy of Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's car was on Friday attacked with stones and windows were broken by hostile black flag-waving crowds during his tour of a flood-hit town in the Gujarat's Banaskantha district.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sikkim standoff: Congress denies Rahul Gandhi meeting with Chinese envoy, then confirms it

The Congress on Monday tied itself up in knots over a meeting between party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui, amid the border standoff between New Delhi and Beijing. At first, the party denied the meeting took place, but confirmed it hours later. It, however, did not specify at whose instance the meeting was held on July 8, saying those specifics were not relevant.