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Narendra Modi government’s lockdown strategy has failed: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the four phases of nationwide lockdown have “failed” and not given the results that Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected. Addressing a press conference, he asked the central government to clarify its strategy as far as opening up of India is concerned and how it intends to […]

Coronavirus fight can’t be excuse to exploit workers: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said many states were amending labour laws, but the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic cannot be an excuse to exploit workers, suppress their voice and crush their human rights. Gandhi said there cannot be any compromise on the basic principles by allowing unsafe workplaces. “Many states […]

Rahul Gandhi demands audit of PM CARES Fund

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded audit of PM CARES Fund and said the account of money received and spent be made public. On March 28, the Centre set up the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund with the primary objective to deal with any kind […]

India should put in large enough stimulus package to revive demand: Abhijit Banerjee

NEW DELHI: India should come out with a large enough stimulus package to revive demand, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Tuesday, asserting that putting cash in the hands of people would be the best way to boost the economy post lockdown. Banerjee, while talking to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi through video-conferencing, suggested giving money […]

India needs to open economy in measured way: Raghuram Rajan

NEW DELHI: India needs to be cleverer in lifting the lockdown and open up its economy in a “measured way” soon as it does not have the capacity to support people across the spectrum for too long, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said on Thursday. He was deliberating on the economic impact of the COVID-19 […]

Rahul Gandhi thanks Narendra Modi government for changing FDI norms after his warning

NEW DELHI:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi thanked the government on Saturday for amending the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy after his warning on takeover of Indian companies by foreign players during the COVID-19 crisis. “I thank the Government for taking note of my warning and amending the FDI norms to make it mandatory for Government approval […]

Congress’ organisational structure weakened due to vacancies in departments, cells

NEW DELHI: The Congress is not only facing a crisis in its top leadership but its organisational structure has also been weakened as several departments and cells have remained headless for long, party sources said. They, however, asserted that the process of appointments will speed up once the leadership crisis is resolved. Voices are emerging […]

‘Make in India’ has become ‘Buy from China’: Rahul Gandhi hits out at government on RCEP

NEW DELHI: Asserting that “Make in India” has become “Buy from China”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the RCEP and alleged that the proposed free trade deal will flood the country with cheap goods, resulting in millions of job losses and crippling the economy. Gandhi’s takedown of the proposed trade agreement […]

Like ‘pickpocket’, Narendra Modi diverts attention from issues: Rahul Gandhi

YAVATMAL/WARDHA: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “loudspeaker” of certain industrialists, and said his strategy was like that of a pickpocket who diverts attention to steal. On campaign trail in Vidarbha for October 21 Maharashtra assembly elections, he also targeted the Modi government for “waiving” corporate tax. Addressing a […]

When youth ask for jobs, government tells them to watch the moon: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the media of distracting people’s attention from core issues. Addressing an election rally at Ausa in Maharashtra’s Latur district for the upcoming state polls, Gandhi said when the youth ask for jobs, the government tells them […]

Amazed at what PM will do for a market bump before Howdy Modi: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he is amazed at what Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready to do for a stock market bump ahead of his ‘HowdyModi’ event in Houston, which he termed as the world’s most expensive event ever. He said no event can hide the reality of the economic […]

Concrete economic plan needed, not foolish theories on millenials: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Modi government over the state of the economy, saying what India needs is not propaganda, manipulated news cycles and foolish theories about millennials, but a concrete plan to fix the economy. Gandhi’s attack on the government comes two days after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in […]

Sonia Gandhi named interim Congress chief

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi was named interim Congress president on Saturday, returning at the helm after almost 20 months. The announcement was made Sunday night after Congress Working Committee (CWC) accepted Rahul Gandhi’s resignation during its second meeting of the day. A number of leaders, including state chiefs and MPs, backed Rahul Gandhi to continue […]

BJP crosses 300 mark, Congress bags 52 as counting nears end

NEW DELHI: Sealing its phenomenal electoral victory, the Narendra Modi-led BJP crossed the 300 mark and was leading in one seat as counting for votes for 542 Lok Sabha seats neared its end on Friday. The massive exercise began Thursday morning with early trends establishing the BJP’s conclusive lead, making it evident that Modi’s message, […]

UPA gave projects worth 1 lakh crores”: Reliance Group jabs Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Rebutting Rahul Gandhi’s charge that Anil Ambani is a crony capitalist, Reliance Group Sunday said the group got over Rs 1 lakh crore of contracts during the UPA rule and the Congress president is continuing his campaign of “calumny, disinformation, distortion and malicious lies”. The Reliance Group, reacting to Gandhi’s recent media statements, […]

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