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About Rahul Gandhi

Name Rahul Gandhi
Designation Vice President INC & MP from Amethi
Political Party Indian National Congress
Posts held
  1. Assumed party post in 2007
  2. Indian Youth Congress
  3. National Students Union of India
Date of Birth and Age 19 June 1970 (Age 43)
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is the Vice President of the Indian National Congress and second in command of the party. Rahul Gandhi is seen as a youth icon of India. He entered politics in 2004 but assumed official posts since 2007.

Under his leadership the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and National Students Union of India (NSUI) has seen a dramatic increase in membership. Its members rose from two lakhs in 2007 to twenty five lakhs in 2011.

Rahul Gandhi led an agitation in support of the farmers of in Uttar Pradesh demanding more compensation for their land being acquired for a highway project. He was arrested on 11 May 2011 at Bhatta Parsaul village in UP.

Rahul Gandhi holds a wide range of political views. He sees himself as a uniting force who likes to reduce caste and religious tensions in the country. He hates divisive politics and is of the opinion that Hindu extremists pose a greater threat to the country than Muslim militants. He has specifically mentioned the polarising figures in the Bharatiya Janata Party. Rahul Gandhi is equally critical of Muslim extremism saying there was evidence of support among certain Indian Muslims for some Islamist militant organisation.

Rahul Gandhi holds the view that the Lokpal should be made a constitutional body and just like the Election Commission it should be made accountable to the Parliament. He feels that Lokpal alone cannot root out corruption.

Rahul Gandhi shocked the nation on September 27, 2013, when he openly criticized the UPA government for coming out with an ordinance to undo the Supreme Court order that bared convicted persons from contesting election.

Rahul Gandhi also publicly rebuked the Congress government in Maharashtra for rejecting a report on Adarsh Housing society scam. In a recent interview Rahul Gandhi said that "some Congressmen were probably involved" in the anti-Sikh riots in 1984. This statement has sparked controversy.

AAP irrelevant, we want to win all 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi: Sheila Dikshit (IANS Interview)

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    5:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Inducted as Delhi Congress President ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections, Sheila Dikshit says her target is to win all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital. View More..

Odisha Congress Working President quits party to join BJD

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    3:44 pm
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major setback for the Congress ahead of elections in Odisha, state Working President Naba Kisore Das on Wednesday resigned from the party to join the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD). View More..

Congress' candidate list for Kerala Lok Sabha polls to be finalized by Feb 20

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    3:24 pm
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) A list of 16 Congress candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will be ready by February 20, said a top party leader on Wednesday. View More..

Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for Presidential award

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    7:58 am
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Philip Kotler, an American marketing author, consultant, and professor on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Congress President Rahul Gandhi mocked him for being awarded the Philip Kotler Presidential award. View More..

Deve Gowda, Kejriwal, Pawar, Akhilesh at Mamata's Jan 19 rally

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    1:44 am
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda, Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Karnataka counterpart H D Kumaraswamy, political heavyweights like Sharad Pawar and Akhilesh Yadav would address the January 19 opposition rally here, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. View More..

Goa Congress gears up by for Assembly by-polls, Rahul visit

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    8:38 pm
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Tuesday resolved to finalize booth and ward level committees ahead of Assembly by-polls and the visit of party President Rahul Gandhi to the state expected later this month, a party spokesperson said. View More..

Rahul, Sonia to skip Mamata's opposition rally

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    8:14 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) With the West Bengal unit and Trinamool Congress not on good terms, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will give a miss to Saturdays grand opposition rally in Kolkata organised by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress President Mamata Banerjee. View More..

Government must come out with ordinance on Ram temple in Budget Session: VHP chief

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    6:20 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Unfazed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that the government will wait for the Supreme Court ruling on a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the VHP on Tuesday said the government should come out with an ordinance in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament. View More..

Grand Alliance in Bihar united, strong: Tejashwi

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    4:18 pm
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar was united and strong and will soon announce its decision on seat sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Rahul mocks Modi over Kotler award, Irani hits back

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    3:38 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for getting the Philip Kotler Presidential award, saying the award was so famous that it has no jury. View More..

Jind bypoll fires up Haryana politics

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    1:28 pm
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) It could have been just another routine by-election but the Jind assembly seat in Haryana has turned into a political battlefield for all major parties to test the waters on which way the wind is going to blow in the coming months. View More..

BSP-SP alliance giving 'sleepless nights' to BJP: Mayawati

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    1:26 pm
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday marked her 63rd birthday with a fulsome attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of betraying the people on promises made in 2014 and the BJP of dividing people in the name of caste and religion and said the people would vote them out in the coming Lok Sabha elections. View More..

BSP-SP alliance giving sleepless nights to BJP: Mayawati

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    12:36 pm
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said that the alliance between her party and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections was giving the ruling BJP "sleepless nights". View More..

Modi-Yogi bonhomie on full display in politically-charged Kumbh Mela (IANS Special)

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    10:54 am
Prayagraj, Jan 15 (IANS) Hundreds of hoardings carrying the images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath dotted the streets of the holy town as millions from across India and abroad have descended here for the religious, spiritual and cultural congregation taking place barely three months ahead of the 2019 general elections. View More..

C.P. Joshi named Rajasthan Assembly Speaker

Posted On : Jan 14,2019,    11:06 pm
Jaipur, Jan 14 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader C.P. Joshi was on Monday named the Speaker of the 15th Assembly of Rajasthan while Mahesh Joshi was appointed the chief whip and Mahendra Chaudhary deputy chief whip. View More..

Vadra aide joins ED probe in money laundering case

Posted On : Jan 14,2019,    3:34 pm
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Three days after a Delhi court granted interim protection from arrest, Robert Vadra's close aide Manoj Arora on Monday joined an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe in connection with a money laundering case, an official said. View More..

Tejashwi hints RJD may not dump Congress in Bihar for 2019

Posted On : Jan 14,2019,    3:16 pm
Lucknow Jan 14 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday indicated that his party may not dump the Congress in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections even as he expressed confidence that the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh will wipe out the BJP and stop the saffron party from returning to power in Delhi. View More..

Modi's 'Rafale fear' behind plum post offer to Sikri: Rahul

Posted On : Jan 13,2019,    10:00 pm
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with destroying key institutions to cover up the "Rafale scam" following reports of Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, who sided with the government to remove CBI Director Alok Verma, being nominated to the Commonwealth Tribunal. View More..

Congress to contest all UP seats but doors open for secular parties

Posted On : Jan 13,2019,    5:28 pm
Lucknow, Jan 13 (IANS) Snubbed by the SP and BSP who have joined hands in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress on Sunday said it will contest all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state but insisted that its doors were open for secular parties willing to defeat the BJP. View More..

Rahul's UAE visit a huge success: Oommen Chandy

Posted On : Jan 13,2019,    4:38 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi's two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was a huge success, party General Secretary Oommen Chandy said on Sunday. View More..

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