Tag: Rahul Gandhi

After Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, now Rajasthan waives farm loans

NEW DELHI: Two days after being sworn in, the Congress government in Rajasthan on Wednesday waived short-term crop loans from cooperative banks and loans of up to Rs 2 lakh taken by farmers from other banks. “This will put a burden of Rs. 18,000 crore on the exchequer,” Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot told reporters in […]

Bhupesh Baghel sworn in as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel was on Monday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. MLAs T.S. Singh Deo and Tamradhwaj Sahu, who were front-runners for the Chief Minister post, were sworn in as Ministers. Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office and secrecy to Baghel, 57, and the two during the […]

Kamal Nath sworn in as 18th chief minister of Madhya Pradesh

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Kamal Nath was Monday sworn in as Madhya Pradesh chief minister at a ceremony attended by a galaxy of leaders. Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office to 72-year-old Nath, who led the Congress to victory in the recently-concluded state Assembly polls. No other minister took oath along with him. […]

Ashok Gehlot sworn in as Rajasthan Chief Minister

JAIPUR: Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot was on Monday sworn in as the chief minister of Rajasthan at a ceremony here, while Sachin Pilot took oath as a cabinet minister. The party announced that Pilot will be the state’s deputy chief minister. Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath of office to Gehlot and Pilot […]

Bhupesh Baghel is new Chhattisgarh chief minister

NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel was Sunday appointed the new chief minister of state after days of intense deliberations with top party leadership headed by Rahul Gandhi. The announcement was made by the Congress on its official Twitter handle even when the meeting of the Legislature Party was on in Raipur. The party […]

Will ask PAC to call AG CAG to know when was CAG report on Rafale tabled in Parliament: Kharge

NEW DELHI: A day after the Supreme Court of India verdict on the Rafale deal, Public Accounts Committee chairman Mallikarjun Kharge said on Saturday he will request all members of the panel to summon the Attorney General and the CAG to ask them when was the public auditor’s report tabled in Parliament. The senior Congress […]

Rahul Gandhi targets Narenmdra Modi government after Supreme Court’s Rafale verdict

NEW DELHI: Notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday maintained that there was massive corruption in the contract and wondered why the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report “cited by the Supreme Court of India” on it had not yet been shared with the public […]

Ashok Gehlot to be Rajasthan Chief Minister, Sachin Pilot his deputy

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday named Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan’s next chief minister and Sachin Pilot his deputy after party president Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader and his younger colleague following several rounds of discussions. After Congress’ observer to the state K C Venugopal made the announcement at a media […]

Narendra Modi waived loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore of select industrialists: Rahul Gandhi

CHARAMA: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi had waived loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore of 15 select industrialists during his tenure. Addressing a rally ahead of the state Assembly polls, Gandhi said he wanted Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to become agriculture centres in five years and […]

Rahul Gandhi demands Arun Jaitley’s resignation over Mehul Choksi issue

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday demanded Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s resignation alleging that his daughter was “on the payroll” of Mehul Choksi, the prime accused in the multi-crore PNB fraud case. Taking to Twitter, he alleged that Jaitley “sat on the file and allowed him (Choksi) to flee”. The Congress chief claimed […]

Petrol price cut: Arun Jaitley questions commitment of Rahul Gandhi, his allies

NEW DELHI: With non-BJP ruled states refusing to cut taxes on fuel, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday questioned Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his “reluctant allies” if they are only committed to tweets and television bytes when it comes to giving relief to the common man. In a Facebook post titled ‘The oil […]

NCP backs demand for JPC probe into Rafale deal

PATNA: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday backed the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal and asked the Centre to come out with a “white paper” on the matter. NCP national general secretary Tariq Anwar said that the BJP, which was in the opposition in the 1980s, had […]

Will bring to justice those who stole from you, Rahul Gandhi tells jawans, IAF officers and HAL workers

NEW DELHI: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he understands the pain of jawans, Air Force officers, the families of martyred pilots as well as Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) workers and will work to bring to justice all those who dishonoured and stole from them. Gandhi addressed them all on Twitter in his apparent […]

It is time PM, Arun Jaitley ‘stop lying’ on Rafale issue and call for JPC probe: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit back at Arun Jaitley on the Rafale issue, saying it is time the finance minister and the prime minister “stop lying” and call for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe for an “uncorrupted truth” to come out. He accused Jaitley of having the ability to spin […]

Narendra Modi, Anil Ambani carried out Rs 1.3 lakh crore ‘surgical strike’ on defence forces: Rahul Gandhi on Rafale issue

NEW DELHI: Upping the ante over the Rafale issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a Rs 130,000 crore “surgical strike” on the defence forces. His renewed attack on Modi came a day after a French media report quoted former French president Francois […]

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