Tag: Rahul Gandhi

Chandrababu Naidu meets Rahul to discuss post-election scenario

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu is meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence in Delhi on Saturday to discuss possible alliance in post-election scenario.

Naidu would fly to Lucknow later on Saturday to meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati.

On Friday, he met CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal.

He said that he would welcome any party, including Telangana Rashtra Samithi, to be part of an alliance against the BJP after election results are announced.

We were servants of Italian government: Kangana Ranaut takes a dig at Congress

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Kangana Ranaut has recently taken a dig at the Indian National Congress. On Monday, the ‘Manikarnika’ actor cast her vote during the fourth phase of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Mumbai. The outspoken persona claimed that Indians have been servants of the Italian government.

In an interaction with media, Kangana said, “This (polling day) is a very important day for us, it comes only once in five years. I feel India is gaining independence today in real sense. Earlier, Indians were slaves of British, Mughal and Italian governments. Please exercise your Swaraj (independence) and vote.”

Well, former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is originally from Italy. Therefore, Kangana’s statement was directly countering Congress. Currently, the national party is headed by Sonia’s son Rahul Gandhi.

“The political leaders used to chill in London and the country used to suffer from an array of issues like poverty, pollution, rapes etc. The situation in our country was worst when Congress was in power. Now that our time has come, we should vote in large numbers,” she added.

Kangana last featured in her maiden directorial venture ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. The actor will next be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in ‘Mental Hai Kya’.

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BJP spreads hate, Cong will unite India: Rahul Gandhi at manifesto launch

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, while unveiling the party’s election manifesto titled ‘Congress will Deliver’, said the document was truthful and reflected the voices of the people of India.

“When we started this process a year ago, I spoke to Mr Chidambaram and Mr Gowda. I told them this manifesto should not be made behind closed doors, it should reflect the wishes of the people of India. Whatever is in this manifesto is truthful, as I have been hearing a lot of lies these days from our prime minister.”

Sharpening its attack on the Narendra Modi-led government, Rahul said, “In last five years, the BJP government has spread hate and divisiveness. The Congress will work towards uniting India and bringing people together.”

Rahul Gandhi also challenged ”scared” Prime Minister (PM) to face him in a debate on issues such as corruption and national security.

Talking about national security, Gandhi said, “Congress will strive and make the country one. We will focus on strengthening national security.”

Amending the Congress’ traditional ‘MGNREGA’ promise, Rahul said, “The PM had spoken about MGNREGA. He mocked and said it was a bogus and useless scheme. Today, everyone knows how much it helped the country. We want to guarantee jobs for 150 days, instead of 100 days, under the new scheme.”

Read: ‘Hum Nibhayenge’: Congress releases manifesto for 2019 LS elections

Putting emphasis on farmers and education, Rahul said, “We have also decided to bring a separate farmer’s budget and 6% of the GDP will be contributed to education.”

The major highlight of ‘Congress will Deliver’ included the NYAY scheme where in the Congress proposes to give 20 per cent of the poor Rs 72,000 a year.

Rahul Gandhi also added that his committee had done a good job in chalking out the manifesto. “This is not a manifesto made in closed rooms. NYAY, jobs and farmers are our focal points. NYAY will help the economy. We will deliver money to the poorest people in the country.”

Rahul Gandhi also proposed that farmers’ inability to repay loans won’t be a criminal offence. “Under our government, defaulting on farm loans will no more be a criminal offence. For education, we will have 6 per cent budget. In healthcare, we will strengthen public hospitals.”