Rahul Gandhi and the folly of Bharat Jodo, Gujarat Chhoddo The New Indian Express
Sonia Gandhi is spending time with her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Asked if Rahul Gandhi will attend Parliament session after the yatra enters Delhi on December 24, Ramesh said, It is natural that when he is in Delhi, and Parliament is going on, then he will attend. Ramesh dismissed allegations that Gandhi is running away from Parliament, saying he is listening to people's problems during the yatra and when in Delhi, he will attend Parliament.
Congress returned to power bagging 40 out of 68 seats in the recently concluded Assembly Elections. The Congress has credited Gandhi family especially Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for their win in the Himachal Pradesh. Speaking about the victory, Himachal Pradesh Congress President Pratibha Virbhadra Singh said, I had gone to the Bharat Jodo Yatra and said Rahul Gandhi that we are going to win Himachal Pradesh. Priyanka Gandhi spent lot of time in Himachal Pradesh following which Congress got a huge benefit in the state. People have recognized the developmental works done by the Gandhi family for Himachal Pradesh and supported accordingly.
Sonia Gandhi is on a four-day visit to Rajasthan to celebrate her 76th birthday on Friday with her children Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
Gujarat Election results 2022: The people of Gujarat scripted history on Thursday by giving a record-breaking landslide win to BJP in the assembly elections. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel will take oath on Monday (Dec 12), after his party, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, virtually steamrolled the opposition. BJP has been ruling in Gujarat for the last 27 years, and by 2027, it will have completed 32 years of uninterrupted rule. In the evening, while addressing a victory rally outside BJP headquarters in Delhi, PM Modi said that the people of Gujarat have broken all past records, both in seat share and vote share, since the formation of Gujarat. BJP won a whopping 156 out of a total of 182 seats, while the previous record was set in 1985 when the Congress had won the highest number of 149 seats. BJPs vote share this time rose from 49.1 per cent five years ago to 52.5 per cent this time. Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal who had been flourishing a supposedly Intelligence Bureau report about his party likely to get majority, had to eat humble pie. AAP won only five seats, while the main opposition Congress which had won 77 seats five years ago, could manage to win only 17 seats this time. The celebration outside BJP headquarters on Thursday evening clearly depicted the aura of brimming self-confidence. Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, most of the cabinet ministers were present, while several thousand BJP workers thronged the rally. Modi said, the victory is big, the responsibility is big, and we have to fulfil the aspirations of peopleI had said during my campaign that Bhupendra will have to break Narendras record and he did it.Since 2002, each of my steps was scrutinized and criticized, but I never took umbrage. I ensured that there must be no mistake. India is going ahead in its march towards progress and our aim is make India a developed nation by 2047. There were wild celebrations by jubilant BJP workers in almost all the cities of Gujarat. Firecrackers were burst along with drumbeats, and the workers sprinkled coloured power on one another. BJPs voting percentage of 52.5 per cent said it all. Even if the votes of all the opposition parties and independents are counted together, the BJP left them behind. The 1985 landslide win of Congress under Madhavsinh Solanki took place in the aftermath of Indira Gandhis assassination that had triggered a huge sympathy wave across the nation. The Congress, at that time, had set up the KHAM caste combination consisting of Kshatriyas, Harijans, Adivasis and Muslims. This time, Modis 156 landslide win broke all previous records. None of the caste combinations worked. This was the seventh consecutive victory for BJP in Gujarat. The tsunami of popular support for Modi was complete. Bhupendra Patel will be the first CM of Gujarat to sit in the assembly with the support of more than 150 MLAs. He was made the CM only 15 months ago, in September last year. At that time he had the support of only 99 MLAs. On Thursday, Bhupendra Patel thanked Gujarat BJP chief C. R. Patil, the man behind the gargantuan state party machinery. The CM said, the landslide win indicates the level of love and trust that Narendra Modi enjoys among the people of Gujarat. To understand the reasons behind the landslide win, one needs to go through the results from Ahmedabad and Surat. In Ahmedabad, BJP won 19 out of 21 seats, a strike rate of 90 per cent, while in Surat, it swept all the 16 seats, a strike rate of 100 per cent. BJP got good support from Muslim dominated constituencies in Ahmedabad too. Kejriwals AAP had pinned high hopes on Surat, but failed to open its account. Congress too failed to win a single seat in Surat. Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghvi, who won from Majura seat in Surat, said, the people have soundly replied to all those parties who were trying to divide Gujarat. Harsh Sanghvi belongs to the new, young crop of BJP leaders. Alpesh Thakore, who left Congress and joined BJP, won from Gandhinagar seat. Patidar movement leader Hardik Patel who left Congress and joined BJP won from Viramgam. After their victory, both Alpesh Thakore and Hardik Patel said, Congress is no more working for the aspirations of the people of the state. They said, Congress views on national and religion-related issues were totally opposed to the prevailing sentiments of Gujarati people. This, they said, was the reason why Congress had to face a shameful defeat. Hardik Patel went a step further. He said, there is no space for any other party except BJP in Gujarat for the next 25 years. If the Congress does fails to reform itself, it will cease to exist in Gujarat, he added. The result from Morbi, where the hanging bridge disaster killed 130 people and took place a few days before the announcement of elections, surprised everyone. Keeping popular sentiment in mind, BJP denied ticket to its sitting MLA and minister Brajesh Merja and fielded Kantilal Amritiya, who had personally jumped into the river to save many lives. Amritiya won by a margin of 61,580 votes. BJPs win in Gujarat after the end of polling was a foregone conclusion, but nobody expected the Congress to fare so badly. AAP leaders, who were claiming that they would come to power, never dreamed that they would have to contend with only five seats. Opposition leaders, who were saying a few days ago that Modi had to take out a 50-km long road show in Ahmedabad to save his party from defeat, had to eat humble pie. The landslide victory of BJP in Gujarat was not achieved because of Modis five-day campaign and four-hour road show. The Prime Minister had begun preparations for Gujarat five years ago, when BJP won only 99 seats in 2017. Modi had then made up his mind to score a landslide win in 2022. He worked hard to achieve this objective. After the 2017 elections, several Congress MLAs deserted their party, one by one, and joined BJP. Modis eye was also on local and caste equations. He targeted those leaders who had a good base among tribal voters. Modi inducted three MPs from Saurashtra in his cabinet, and then prepared his plan to take the wind out of anti-incumbency wave. In a single stroke, he replaced the entire bunch of ministers in Gujarat, including the then chief minister Vijay Rupani. He made a Patidar, Bhupendra Patel, the chief minister, and after a few days, brought Hardik Patel and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore into BJP. With full care, Modi laid out his matrix of local and caste equations, and stumped the Congress completely. In his poll campaign, Modi spoke of Gujarati pride (asmita), and in the span of a month, he launched a large number of projects, captivating voters. He ensured that Gujarat bagged the Rs 20 billion semiconductor project and the Air Force transport aircraft project. After preparing the field, Modi went full throttle in his campaign, covering each region of Gujarat. He made emotional appeals to the people, and reminded them of the old record of Congress rule. The result was, BJP broke all records in vote and seat share in the history of Gujarat. The reason behind the historic defeat of Congress also lies in BJPs victory mantra. Congress failed to get the requisite number of seats (18) to claim the post of leader of opposition in the assembly. Top Congress leaders on Thursday refused to speak about the partys worst performance in Gujarat. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, on being asked, briefly said: What can we say since we have lost. We will sit together and analyse. We will find out why we lost. What Kharge said, graphically describes the reason behind the pathetic state of Indias oldest political party. Congress leaders may be at a loss to explain the reasons behind the pathetic performance, but lower level Congress workers know why their candidates lost. They went to the state party office in Ahmedabad on Thursday, when the counting was going in. They pulled down a countdown clock and smashed it into pieces. The countdown clock was installed by Gujarat election in-charge Rajasthan minister Raghu Sharma, on which was written, the countdown for change has begun. There will be Parivartan (change) on December 8. Some Congress workers went out on the streets and loudly said, it is not BJP but Gujarat Congress leaders, who made our party lose. It was left to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to rub salt into their wounds. He said, Congress was out of race when the election began. Gujarat was going to the polls, but the Congress leadership was busy with Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra. If such a situation continues, Rahul Gandhi will have to take out a Congress Khojo Yatra. It is true that the Congress did not fight the Gujarat elections seriously. Rahul Gandhi made a guest appearance only once in Gujarat and addressed two rallies. Priyanka Gandhi did not go to Gujarat for campaigning. The party was fighting the elections under Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and his confidante Raghu Sharma. The new Congress president Kharge addressed a few rallies during the last leg of elections. Kharge may be an old hand and experienced Congress leader, but I feel that if anybody expects that Congress will get votes in his name in Gujarat, then it is simply mindless. Congress made this mindless mistake. The party leadership may now come forward with several arguments. Some may say that Rahul Gandhi is not accountable because he did not campaign in Gujarat. Some have already started saying that AAP and Asaduddin Owaisis AIMIM ensured the defeat of Congress by dividing the Muslim vote bank. I feel such arguments are useless. I have gone through the results of Gujarat in detail. Kejriwals party won only five seats. There are 36 seats, where if the votes polled by Congress and AAP are added, then the sum is more than what the BJP candidates polled. Out of these there are 13 seats including Khambhalia, Jamjodhpur, Dharmapur, Limbdi, Limbkheda, Byara, where AAP got more votes than the Congress candidates. In other words, AAP lost these seats due to Congress. There are 23 seats, where Congress candidates lost because of AAP. So, AAP leaders can also claim their candidates lost due to Congress. I think this argument is incorrect. Kejriwals claim about IB report indicating AAPs win in Gujarat, is now being openly mocked by BJP leaders, including party chief J P Nadda and state party chief C R Patil. Nadda is right. Kejriwal had given it in writing that BJP will lose and Gujarat will witness a change. Kejriwal had also made three more predictions. He had predicted that his state party chief Gopal Italia, CM candidate Isudan Gadhavi and Alpesh Katharia will win by big margins. All three of them lost. Gadhvi lost in Khambhalia, Italia lost in Katargam and Katharia lost in Warchha. For Kejriwal, the only relief is, his party garnered 12.9 per cent votes. Isudan Gadhavi made the claim that, AAP may have won five seats this time, but in 2027, it will repeat BJPs landslide win. Kejriwal is right that AAPs performance in Gujarat was more than expected, but less than was being claimed. He however succeeded in getting his 10-year-old party the status of a national party from the Election Commission. Kejriwals party scores well in those states where the Congress is either weak or is not fighting the election strongly. In Uttarakhand, Congress gave a tough fight to BJP, and most of the AAP candidates forfeited their deposits. In Punjab, Congress leaders fought among themselves, and AAP got a bumper win. The latest example is Himachal Pradesh, where the Congress fought the BJP, scored a majority, and AAP got only 1.1 per cent votes. It failed to win a single seat.
Several Congress leaders greeted former party chief Sonia Gandhi on her birthday on Friday, with AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge saying her indomitable spirit in the wake of adversity has inspired millions. The former Congress president is in Rajasthan on her 76th birthday and is spending time with her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Rahul Gandhi is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra that is currently passing through Rajasthan.Today is a pre-declared holiday for the Yatra. In a tweet, Kharge said, Extending my warm birthday greetings to CPP Chairperson, Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji. Her grace, dedication, indomitable spirit and dignity in the wake of adversity has inspired millions. I wish her a long and healthy life. The Congress, from its official Twitter handle, said, Warm birthday wishes to Smt Sonia Gandhi who epitomizes sacrifice, courage & dedication.Her sense of duty and grace is an inspiration. Several top Congress leaders including party general secretary ...
BJP national IT Cell in-charge, Amit Malviya, on Friday sparked a row for suggesting that Congress victory in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections should be a lesson for the latter to keep its leader, Rahul Gandhi, away from poll-bound states New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national IT Cell in-charge,... The post BJPs Amit Malviya: HP Win Lesson To Keep Rahul Gandhi Away From State Polls appeared first on HW News English .
New Delhi: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reached Rajasthan to celebrate her birthday. From Jaipur, Sonia Gandhi reached Sawai Madhopur, where she will stay at Shergarh resort in Ranthambore. Herdaughter and Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has also reached Ranthambore by road. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi will also take a rest from the Bharat Jodo Yatra and join Sonia Gandhi at her birthday party for a day. Meanwhile, Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha were hoping that Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi would lead a meeting of party MPs in Parliament on Friday and a message was also sent to some MPs that she could attend the meeting, but at the last moment this changed and Sonia Gandhi left to celebrate her birthday. The winter session of Parliament is currently underway. During this time, Congress has planned to corner the government on many issues during the session. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi is also the head of the Congress Parliamentary Party in the Lok Sabha. She was scheduled to attend a meeting of party MPs ahead of the session on Friday but is now in Rajasthan to celebrate herbirthday. UNSC hails signing of political framework deal in Sudan Pratibha Singh openly expresses her right to CM chair of Himachal, Congress in trouble BJP loses Himachal by just 38k votes, Congress wins Bhoranj by just 60 votes
Shimla: The results of the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections have been revealed. The 'custom' of the hill state continues and this time Congress is going to form the government in the state. This time, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was also struggling in the state, but the party could not even open its account and the main contest was between the BJP and the Congress, which the Congress won by a few thousand votes. In the Himachal elections, Congress got 43.9 percent vote share i.e. 18 lakh 52 thousand 504 votes. The party won a total of 40 seats in Himachal Pradesh. At the same time, the BJP, which was trying to stay in power gotonly 25 seats. BJP's vote share was 43 percent i.e. 18 lakh 14 thousand 530. In this context, the BJP lost the Himachal government by just 37,974 votes. This is the lowest figure since 1951. Jai Ram Thakur, who was the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, registered the biggest victory. He defeated Congress' Chetram Thakur by 38,183 votes from the Siraj constituency. At the same time, since the victory of a small margin, Suresh Kumar of Congress defeated BJP's Anil Dhiman by just 60 votes. In the 2017 assembly polls, the BJP had won 44 seats with a voter share of 48.79 percent and the Congress 21 seats. The difference between the two parties was 7.11 percent. According to a report, the results of the year 2022 show that the average margin of victory of the BJP in 25 seats was 7,427, and the victory margin of the Congress in 40 seats (5,784 votes) was less. 'Being a copycat won't make you self-reliant': Mohan Bhagwat's big statement Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections
NEW DELHI: On the birthday of Sonia Gandhi, who turned 76 on Friday Congress leaders extended birthday greetings to her. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi her 76th birthday. Taking to Twitter, Modi wrote Birthday greetings to Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji. Praying for her long and healthy life. Notably, Sonia Gandhi was the longest-serving president of the Congress who was recently replaced by Mallikarjun Kharge. Taking to Twitter, Harge noted: Extending my warm birthday greetings to CPP Chairperson, Smt. Sonia Gandhi ji. Her grace, dedication indomitable spirit and dignity in the wake of adversity has inspired millions. I wish her a long and healthy life. A leader with an indelible commitment to the Nation and Party. Wishing Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson, respected Smt Sonia Gandhi ji a very Happy Birthday, said party general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala. Sonia is likely to join the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan's Kota with her daughter and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The Congress controlled for 10 years at the Center when she served as the party's president, and 2014 also marked the party's lowest performance ever. What is Sonia Gandhi's real name, and how did she meet Rajiv Gandhi? Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections 'Victory due to Bharat Jodo Yatra...', says Kharge on Himachal elections win
Mumbai: Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat was in Nagpur on Thursday. At a function here, he explained who a Hindu is, what the Sangh wants, and what India has to become. He said, ''One who believes in India, who has a devotion to India, who tries to walk within the culture, follows those who made sacrifices, worships anyone, wears any clothes, wherever he is born, create a society, it is Hindu. He said, our nation teaches character. Will teach balance to the whole world. We don't want to conquer the world, we want to unite the world. We don't teach volunteers, we make them a habit. Knowing India, we want to be like India. If we are copycats, then we will not become self-sufficient. We have to know India. Mohan Bhagwat said that this is not only the work of the Sangh, it is the work of all. The Sangh does not want to glorify its name. We all want to be like this. Caste pride resides in everyone. There is pride in the language. Mutual behavior should be in the language of India. Many nations merged into independent India through Sardar Patel. There is a need to bring change to society. The credit for the rise of India goes to society only. A country is not just land. The Sangh has nothing to do for itself. The Sangh wants the upliftment of India. Mohan Bhagwat said that presiding over the G20 has boosted India's morale. People are feeling that we are not working anywhere. India has to become a world leader. The world has seen that India is the highway to connect the world. Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections Kejriwal is still happy with the defeat in Gujarat-Himachal, know why?
Rajnandgaon: In Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon, the family of a Dalit couple who had a love marriage has been stopped. The family has accused dozens of people in the village of bullying. On Thursday, the couple's family members appealed for justice for their situation at the Press Club. Actually, Saroj Damle, a resident of Bakhrutola, has a love marriage with a woman from the village. Since then, the couple and their families have been facing difficulty living due to some villagers. It is alleged that the newly married couple is being harassed. They are humiliated by calling a meeting in the village. At the same time, food and drink have been refused to be given to the shopkeeper of the village. The victim's mother Paragabai said that Devsagar Gupta, Charan Sahu, Bhishan Sahu, Kishore Sahu, Bhupendra Sahu, and other people of the village have been very upset. Their son was abused and beaten up by these people. Their sonand daughter-in-law are fed up and forced to live outside the village in the city. The victim's mother also alleged that the bullies of the village are associated with the BJP. Because of this, they are bullying and creating terror. Several complaints have also been made to the police in this incident. But, due to political pressure, the police are reprimanding them instead of taking action. The victim's family says that now they are pleading for justice from the government. Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections Appointment of 'AAP workers' in Delhi Women's Commission, Swati Maliwal badly trapped Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by ArvindKejriwal may have secured an absolute majority in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD Election), but still a big fear is haunting him regarding the mayoral election. Actually, 'AAP' wants to contest the mayoral election with full force. While gearing up for the mayoral election, AAP is taking information about the legal aspects of the entire election process under the MCD Act. A senior leader of the party has told that it is time for the mayoral election. Right now we are looking into the legal aspects. After that, the name of the mayor will be selected. For this, a meeting of the newly elected councilors will be called soon. Let us tell you that till December 15, the code of conduct regarding the corporation elections is applicable in Delhi. Only after the code of conduct is over, the process of election of the mayor will start with the formation of MCD. For an absolute majority in the MCD, 126 councilors are needed. AAP has won a total of 134 seats. Even after that, AAP is making full preparations to avoid any lapse in the mayoral election. In fact, 14 MLAs and MPs of Delhi have the right to vote in the mayoral election. These 14 MLAs are nominated by the Delhi Assembly Speaker. However, his final approval has to be taken from the Lieutenant Governor (LG). According to a senior party leader, we are currently ascertaining the legal aspects of the franchise. In fact, AAP is afraid that the BJP, which has 104 corporators, may create a ruckus in the election. Since there will be a woman mayor for the first year. Women were given tickets in 140 wards by AAP, in which 75 candidates won. One of them will be selected. However, the party says that no name has been decided yet. The party says that there will be a meeting with the councilors first. After finalizing some names in it, there will be a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party. Only then the final seal will be put on the name of the mayor. Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections Kejriwal is still happy with the defeat in Gujarat-Himachal, know why? 'Victory due to Bharat Jodo Yatra...', says Kharge on Himachal elections win
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who is leading the Bharat Jodo Yatra, said the party will continue to fight for the ideals of the country as well as the rights of the people of the state.
The rout in Gujarat, coming on the back of losses in winnable states like Left-ruled Kerala and BJP-ruled Uttarakhand, and in Assam and Goa, indicate that the Congress has struggled to play catch up in states where the contest is bipolar.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot march with him; former Congress president Sonia Gandhi reaches Jaipur ahead of her 76th birthday, may join march on Saturday
Congress' worst Gujarat collapse was also a tale of defection-ridden/leaderless state Congress and out-of-focus high command squandering away its 2017 gains and allowing BJP to ride high even with its 27 years of incumbency burden. The party's faceless campaign saw 'Bharat Yatri' Rahul Gandhi playing safe with a one-day campaign in 'Modi-land', Sonia-Priyanka duo keeping off it and the party new president Mallikarjun Kharge's couple of outings.
With the Congress winning the Himachal Pradesh elections on Thursday, party leaders thanked the people of state for reposing faith in it, and said the party is committed to fulfil the 10 promises it...
Rahul Gandhi mostly stayed away from the elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, choosing to focus on the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Rahul Gandhi mostly stayed away from the elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, choosing to focus on the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The only time he campaigned was when he flew in to address two public rallies, one in Surat and another in Rajkot.
There are no ready explanations for the indifference shown by the Gandhis in these elections. Is the family biding its time, waiting for the party to throw up its hands in defeat, and ask it to take charge?
There are no ready explanations for the indifference shown by the Gandhis in these elections. Is the family biding its time, waiting for the party to throw up its hands in defeat, and ask it to take charge?
There are no ready explanations for the indifference shown by the Gandhis in these elections. Is the family biding its time, waiting for the party to throw up its hands in defeat, and ask it to take charge?
With the Congress winning the Himachal Pradesh elections on Thursday, party leaders thanked the people of state for reposing faith in it and giving a clear mandate. This victory is of all of you. Thank you Himachal Pradesh, the party said in a tweet in Hindi from its official handle. The Congress now will be in power in three states on its own and in as many others -- Jharkhand, Bihar Tamil Nadu -- in alliance. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge congratulated the people of Himachal and credited them and party leaders for the victory of his party. He said Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra has also helped in this win and thanked former Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her support in these elections. He said it is a long journey ahead and we will all sit together and discuss the way forward. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Yo
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Your hard work and dedication are the real deservers of the best wishes for this victory. I assure you again, every promise made to the public will be fulfilled at the earliest.
New Delhi: The results of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections are out. According to the Election Commission, BJP has so far won 17 seats in Himachal Pradesh and is leading in 9 seats. Congress is ahead in 9 seats after winning 30 seats. On the other hand, Talking about Gujarat, according to the Election Commission, after winning 97 seats in Gujarat, BJP is leading in 59 seats while Congress is leading in 10 seats after winning 7 seats. Samajwadi Party won 1 and Aam Aadmi Party won 4 seats and is leading on 1 seat. Former Congress president and MP Rahul Gandhi has also tweeted on the same results. He wrote, 'Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Your hard work and dedication truly deserves the best wishes for this victory. I assure again, every promise made to the public will be fulfilled at the earliest.' Rahul Gandhi is currently on the Bharat Jodo Yatra of the Congress party. This journey is 3500 kilometers long. In this, Rahul Gandhi will go from Kanyakumari to Jammu Kashmir. A target has been set to complete this journey in about 150 days. Duringthis, the yatra has to pass through 12 states. Presently the yatra has reached Rajasthan. Kejriwal is still happy with the defeat in Gujarat-Himachal, know why? 'Victory due to Bharat Jodo Yatra...', says Kharge on Himachal elections win Lotus bloomed in Kudhani assembly constituency, Kedar Gupta won by 3632 votes
Shimla: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's statement came amidst the election results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. He credited Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra for the Congress' stellar performance in Himachal Pradesh. Asked about the Gujarat election results, Kharge said in a democracy there are defeats and victories. Let us tell you that in the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022, the position of the Congress was bad. It seems to be diminished to 15-17 seats. On the other hand, in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress has won a majority with 39 seats. Discussing the results of the elections, Kharge said, We have won the Himachal Pradesh elections. Thanks to voters, workers, and leaders for this. I also want to thank Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The Bharat Jodo Yatra helped us in this victory. Sonia Gandhi's blessings are also with us.'' Thereafter, Kharge was questioned on the poor performance of Congress in the Gujarat elections. On this, he said that I am not taking credit for it. In a democracy, there is victory and defeat. This is a battle of our thoughts. We will rectify the shortcomings and continue the fight. Kharge also tweeted about the results of the election. Here he wrote, thanks to all our workers and office bearers. We accept the mandate of the people of Gujarat. Without compromising on our ideology, we will keep fighting and remove the shortcomings. According to the Election Commission, BJP has so far won 17 seats in Himachal Pradesh and is leading in 9 seats. Congress is ahead in 9 seats after winning 30 seats. Lotus bloomed in Kudhani assembly constituency, Kedar Gupta won by 3632 votes Actor Ayush Sharma's father won election, shared post and said- 'Legacy lives on...' Morbi's 'Hero' won! Saved people's lives by jumping into the river
We humbly accept the mandate of the people of Gujarat. We will reorganize, work hard and continue fighting for the ideals of the country as well as the rights of the people of the state, Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.
With the Congress suffering a crushing defeat in Gujarat, its former president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the party humbly accepts the mandate of the people and will continue to fight for their...
I want to thank Priyanka Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra also helped us with this. Sonia Gandhi's blessings are also with us, Kharge told reporters.
The Congress was set to form the government in Himachal Pradesh as the results and the trends showed that the party was headed for a comfortable win with 39 seats in the 68-member assembly
Heartfelt thanks to the people of Himachal Pradesh for this decisive victory. Hearty congratulations to all Congress workers and leaders. Your hard work and dedication really deserve all the credit for this victory, Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. I assure you again, every promise made to the people will be fulfilled at the earliest, the former Congress chief said.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi did not address a single election rally in Himachal Pradesh, but the grand old party is all set to form government in the hill state. The Congress leader has been on a 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'. Himachal Pradesh campaign not entirely without the 'Gandhi' factor as Priyanka Gandhi canvassed for Congress candidates.
Congress victory in Himachal due to Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra': Kharge
it's naive to say that for post-Independent India as it peddles fractional agenda at both regional, national levels
Rahul Gandhi did not campaign in Himachal, though he did hold some rallies in PM Modi's home state Gujarat, where Congress suffered a historic loss
Politics While Congress seems to wrest Himachal from BJP, it suffered a crushing defeat in Gujarat where its likely to get just 10 percent of the seats in the 182-member assembly with the AAP getting over 12 percent of the vote share. PTI The Congress on Thursday suffered its worst-ever defeat in Gujarat but appeared headed for a close win in Himachal Pradesh, a mixed bag result for the party that not only faces a rampaging BJP but an ambitious AAP vying for the leadership of the Opposition going forward on the road to the 2024 general elections. While the grand old party seemed likely to wrest Himachal Pradesh from the BJP and keep the ivaj (tradition) of alternate governments in the hill state alive, it suffered a crushing defeat in Gujarat where it was likely to get just 10 per cent of the seats in the 182-member assembly with the AAP getting over 12 per cent of the vote share. In Himachal Pradesh, the Congress found itself in a better position leading on 40 seats with a vote share of over 40 per cent with the AAP at a dismal third with about one per cent vote share. However, a dismal showing in the Gujarat polls comes as a big jolt for the party as it risks ceding the space of opposition in the state to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP in a state which has been bi-party over the years. It would also impact its bargaining power vis-a-vis other Opposition parties. Also, losing Gujarat badly could also add to the exodus of leaders that the party has been facing. Asked about the results coming in, former Congress leader Sanjay Jha, who had also been a party spokesperson, said the Congress is paying a spectacular price for its self-inflicted mammoth Punjab disaster where it gave away the state on a silver platter with golden ribbons to its nemesis, the AAP.Naturally an emboldened AAP sees Congress as a low-hanging fruit. That explains the dismal withering away in Gujarat and Delhi, he told PTI. The decimation in Gujarat would not only have a bearing on the morale of the Congress and its workers that has been running high on the back a successful rollout of the Bharat Jodo Yatra, but also impact the party's ability to mobilise support and resources for future electoral battles. Manindra Nath Thakur, who teaches political science at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, termed the Gujarat loss a disaster for the Congress and said it could lend credence to the argument that the AAP may replace or challenge the grand old party in bi-party states.The Congress faces more danger from the AAP going towards 2024. The BJP is in a comfortable position and the AAP could swing the anti-BJP vote towards it if Congress does not rework its strategy. The AAP can put up a challenge for the Congress next in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh also, he told PTI. However, the prospect of a Himachal Pradesh win had given the leaders of the party something to cheer about. The party, currently in power on its own only in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, is likely to add one more state, albeit a small one, to its kitty. The likely victory will also be significant for the party especially because its electoral clout in the north has been on a decline for more than a decade now. The Himachal Pradesh comeback is a huge morale booster because it has been able to reclaim the state despite a massive BJP election machinery, Jha said. This should give the Congress hope for both 2023 and 2024 albeit a lot will depend upon how it recharges the party after the Bharat Jodo Yatra concludes, he told PTI. The results come a day after the Congress suffered yet another setback when results of civic body elections in Delhi came in on Wednesday, with the party finishing a distant third, winning only nine of the 250 wards in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). The AAP unseated the BJP in the MCD, winning 134 wards. The BJP won in 104 wards. The MCD and Gujarat defeats and a confidence boosting Himachal Pradesh performance had left the party with more questions than answers on the road to the 2024 general elections. Its Opposition leadership still remains challenged by parties such as the AAP and the TMC, and the jury is still out whether the Bharat Jodo Yatra would pay electoral dividends or not. A sterner test awaits the party with a slew of assembly polls next year including in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka. The road to 2024 is long and the journey appears to be getting difficult for the grand old party that has pinned its hopes on the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra for a revival. Whether that will happen, only time will tell.
Politics Priyanka Gandhi joined the yatra for the first time on November 24 in Madhya Pradesh. PTI Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are likely to visit West Bengal in the latter half of this month to participate in the state leg of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' which will be starting from December 28, a party leader said on Thursday, December 8. The Bengal leg of the Yatra will commence from the Kapil Muni Ashram in Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district and will continue till Darjeeling, he said.We will be covering around 800 km in West Bengal for the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'. We have planned to start from Kapil Muni Ashram in Sagar Island on December 28. We will be inviting Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and other leaders for the programme, the senior leader of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) told PTI. The state leg of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' will continue for 55 days and will be passing through the districts of South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Purba and Paschim Medinipur, Kolkata, Nadia, Murshidabad, Malda, Uttar and Dakshin Dinajpur, and Darjeeling, he added. The entire programme will be designed by senior Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharjee. On December 28, WBPCC president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will inaugurate the Yatra from Sagar Island, he added. Priyanka Gandhi, along with her husband Robert Vadra, joined the yatra for the first time on November 24, the second day of the yatra in Madhya Pradesh. She was also joined by her son Rehan. The yatra started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7 and covered five south Indian states Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, before entering Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The yatra is expected to end in Jammu and Kashmir in early February 2023, covering 3,570 kms in 150 days.
Jaipur: Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' is currently going on in Rajasthan. During this time Rahul reached Ladpura in Kota. Here, arrangements were made for their refreshments in the house of Deputy Prime Minister Ashok Meena. However, according to a report, Due to security reasons, Ashok Meena's mother Urmila waited outside for 40 minutes to enter her own house. According to media reports, on the third day of the yatra in Rajasthan, the Congress had atea break in Gopalpura inKota. Snacks for Rahul and some of the senior leaders accompanying him were arranged at the residence of Ladpura deputy pradhan Ashok Meena. For about 40 minutes, there was a gathering of Congress leaders in that house. During this time Ashok Meena's mother Urmila remained outside. Urmila has informed that she was at her village house. By the time the womanarrive, the security check process had been done. Shedid not have a pass, due to which shewas stopped by the security personnel. So she kept waiting outside. @RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi @digvijaya_28 @ashokgehlot51 @_YogendraYadav @SoniyaGandhiIND ..!? pic.twitter.com/4DHXjix8R3 Sitaram chauhan (@Sitaram55945671) December 8, 2022 On the other hand, a Twitter user has demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi regarding this matter and has given information regarding the problems faced by the woman. In a tweet, he said, ''Will Rahul Gandhi Ji apologize to the lady Urmila Ji, the mother of this Ladpura deputy head, who herself was taking snacks at the woman's house and she was getting upset standing outside because of the security check!'' Vasundhara Raje slams Congress govt over Rahul Gandhi 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' Congress candidate attempted suicide at counting center, this reason came to fore Taliban perform first public execution since taking over Afghanistan
Dehradun: President Draupadi Murmu is coming to Uttarakhand on a two-day visit today. On December 9, the Dehradun Police issued a traffic plan for the President's visit. There will be a diversion and zero zones on Mussoorie, New Cantt Road, Rajpur Road, EC Road, Haridwar Road, Haridwar Bypass Road, and Doon University Road from 12 noon to 5 pm. Zero zones will be made 30 to 40 minutes before the fleet passes twice on the Doon University route from the GTC helipad. This arrangement will remain in place till the President goes to Doon University and returns from there. SP Traffic Akshay Konde told that the police have made preparations regarding the proposed visit of President Draupadi Murmu. There will be a diversion and zero zones on the roads through which the President's Fleet will pass on December 9. Main roads Mussoorie, New Cantt Road, Rajpur Road, EC Road, Haridwar Road, Haridwar Bypass Road, and Doon University Road have been barricaded for diversion and zero zones. He has appealed to the general public to avoid passing through the main roads of the city from 12 noon to 5 pm. People have also been urged not to park vehicles on the road. He warned that if any vehicle is parked, it will be removed with a crane. SP said heavy vehicles will go to Doiwala via Dudhli from Kargi Chowk while vehicles coming from Rajpur, Sahasradhara, and Chakrata Road will go through the Raipur-Thano route. Dehradun Police has requested all the schools to cooperate in making traffic arrangements. For this, schools have been asked to be closed before 12 o'clock, so that there is no problem of jams on the roads. Along with this, cooperation has also been expected from all government and non-government institutions. It was said that the routes around these offices will remainclosed. That's why the employees should stay in their offices and do not travel unnecessarily. Vasundhara Raje slams Congress govt over Rahul Gandhi 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' Congress candidate attempted suicide at counting center, this reason came to fore Taliban perform first public execution since taking over Afghanistan
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi skipped the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra campaigned for the party which has yielded good results. The party is on the verge of forming the government in the state with leads in 38 seats. The Congress General Secretary failed miserably in Uttar Pradesh, but has outperformed Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
Jaipur: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra entered the fourth day in Rajasthan, where Rahul Gandhi has completed his tour of two districts in 4 days. Amid the Congress' yatra, the BJP is taking out a Jan Akrosh Yatra in the state and the party leaders are constantly attacking Rahul Gandhi. Meanwhile, former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has given a statement on Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra for the first time. Addressing the BJP's Jan Aakrosh rally in Jhalawar virtually on Wednesday, Vasundhara Raje said that the government is neglecting Jhalawar because I have been an MP from there and now Dushyant Singh is an MP. Vasundhara Raje said that after 4 years, 2-4 days ago, the roads here have definitely been made shiny, but not for the common people, but for the special guests, who are passing through here, development is happening fast there. Targeting the Gehlot government, Vasundhara Raje said that domestic electricity used to come into the villages sometimes, sometimes not, today there is electricity for 24 hours because of a special guest. Raje said that it is four days of moonlight and then a dark night, guests have gone and development is missing. The former CM said that you should not worry, the darkness will end, the sun will rise and the lotus will bloom. Vasundhara Raje further said that the Congress government has only cared for itself in the last 4 years and has forgotten the people. She said that the Gehlot government worked for itself and not for the people and instead of saving people, they were engaged in protecting themselves. Raje said that at present this public anger against the state government is not visible among the BJP and the people but among the Congress leaders, ministers, and MLAs themselves. Congress candidate attempted suicide at counting center, this reason came to fore Taliban perform first public execution since taking over Afghanistan Congress got 'majority' in Himachal trends, will it be able to form the govt?
He also thanked Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and general secretary organisation K C Venugopal for their cooperation in poll preparations. While Shukla is AICC in-charge Himachal Pradesh, Baghel was appointed senior observer for the polls.
The Congress is sending Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, senior leaders Bhupinder Hooda and Rajeev Shukla to Himachal Pradesh on Thursday with the possibility of the party getting a majority in the hill state. The party is sending two observers -- Hooda and Baghel -- along with me. We will be travelling in some time to Himachal today, Shukla told PTI. Though the results are still coming in but it is a victory of the people. With the blessings of God, if the Congress wins, we will do everything possible for the interest of the people of Himachal Pradesh. Priyanka ji (Priyanka Gandhi Vadra) campaigned a lot, she worked really hard, he said. He also thanked Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and general secretary organisation K C Venugopal for their cooperation in poll preparations. While Shukla is AICC in-charge Himachal Pradesh, Baghel was appointed senior observer for the polls. The Congress was leading in Himachal on
Gujarat Election Results 2022 : Analysing Gujarat assembly election results , India TV India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma on Thursday said that it was evident that the BJP will register a landslide victory. Highlighting BJP's intense election campaigning, Rajat Sharma said leaders like PM Modi, Amit Shah ensured BJP's super victory.
Our mics are turned off when we want to speak on China issue, demonetization or GST. Speaker (Om Birla) is from Rajasthan, they show his face 24 hours, Gandhi said in Kota.
Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrived in Jaipur on Thursday morning as the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra is crossing through Rajasthan, a party spokesperson said. She is scheduled to fly to Bundi in a helicopter where her son and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to take a halt later in the day after marching 24 kilometers as part of the yatra, he said. The march is set to take a break on December 9, which is also Sonia Gandhi's birthday. The yatra will resume from December 10. Rahul Gandhi began the Rajasthan leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Jhalawar district on Monday. Rajasthan is the only Congress-ruled state the yatra has entered and will cover about 500 km through Jhalawar, Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Dausa and Alwar districts over 17 days before entering Haryana on December 21.
New Delhi: After the McD elections in Delhi, the Congress has also suffered a defeat in the Assembly elections in Gujarat. In MCD, Congress has to be satisfied with only 09 seats, while in Gujarat, Congress is ahead in only 18 seats. On the other hand, former party president Rahul Gandhi is traveling the entire country under the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'. He was neither active during the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections nor did he give importance to the MCD elections in Delhi. MCD . https://t.co/gFJY2zAgaX Acharya Pramod (@AcharyaPramodk) December 7, 2022 A video of Congress president Rahul Gandhi enjoying a football match at a ground along with other Congress leaders surfaced on Tuesday. A senior Congress leader Acharya Pramod has taken a dig at Rahul Gandhi. Acharya Pramod tweeted, 'Also have a look at MCD's 'result'.' In fact, on Wednesday (December 7), the vote counting for the Delhi MCD elections was completed. Pramod had made this joke about the performance of the Congress in this. During a TV9 show, senior journalist and anchor Amitabh Agnihotri, while looking at the plight of the Congress in the MCD elections, said, Rahul Ji was watching the FIFA match in moments of rest. we said should also have watchedthe MCD election. Here the whole party became a football and they are watching FIFA.'' #WATCH : https://t.co/yVxoPNOLWT #abuttarchahiye @Aamitabh2 @BJP4India @AamAadmiParty @INCIndia @samajwadiparty @bspindia @AAPDelhi @BJP4Delhi pic.twitter.com/l650VOTJQq TV9 Uttar Pradesh (@TV9UttarPradesh) December 7, 2022 Let us tell you that, after the plight of the Congress when Rahul Gandhi was the President, it seems that he has stopped giving importance to the elections. He is currently in Rajasthan on his Bharat Jodo tour. He was seen enjoying the football match between Morocco vs Spain on a big screen in Kota. During this, other leaders including Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and the party's National General Secretary KC Venugopal were also present with him. MCD elections: 'People gave me immense love..,' says Bobby Kinnar after winning 'Hardik, Jignesh, Alpesh...', Will this young trio be able to succeed in Gujarat? Gujarat election result Live: BJP looks to sweep state; Cong, AAP trail
Politics Rahul Gandhi supported Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's allegation that the media was not giving enough coverage to the Yatra and claimed it was being done at the behest of the union government. PTI Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, December 7, accused the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of suppressing institutions meant to defend democracy in the country and alleged that Opposition members were not allowed to raise issues in Parliament. Addressing a gathering during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Rahul Gandhi supported Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's allegation that the media was not giving enough coverage to the Yatra and claimed it was being done at the behest of the union government.India is a democratic country and separate institutions work to defend and protect democracy. These institutions include Assemblies, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, judiciary, media...but the BJP and the RSS have suppressed all these, Gandhi said at a corner meeting along the NH52 at Cable Nagar in Rajasthan on the 91st day of his foot march. Gandhi said they decided to take out the Yatra as opposition members were not allowed to speak in Parliament and alleged their mikes were turned off whenever they tried to raise any issue. They have installed their men in all these institutions. If we want to deliver a speech in Parliament whether it is on demonetisation, GST, farmers' bill, or even on China that has occupied our land, our mike is turned off, we are not allowed to speak, we keep shouting in parliament house, the video camera does not turn to our side, Gandhi alleged. The Congress leader is likely to skip the winter session of Parliament, which commenced on Wednesday, due to the Yatra. Gandhi also took a dig at Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who is the BJP MP from Kota. The Speaker is from Rajasthan and Lok Sabha TV likes his face too much. They keep showing his face for 24 hours, whereas whatever we say is heard by none, the Congress leader said. Eventually, he said, they thought they had only one way left, which was to march on roads and interact with people. Pointing at reporters present there, Gandhi said they try to do their duty but due to the owners (of their media house)... they cannot perform their duty properly. It is not their fault,their remote control is not in their hands but in the hands of owners and in the hands of the government that rules from Delhi, Gandhi said, echoing Gehlot's criticism of media. Gandhi said unemployment and price rise are the biggest issues before the country and alleged that demonetisation followed by GST imposition had broken the backbone of small businessmen. Prices of petrol and diesel always go up in India whether prices of the same are witnessing both rise and fall in the international market, he claimed. Where is this money going, in whose pocket...it is going to 4-5 industrialists in the country, who get all airports, railways and will get other government companies one by one, Gandhi alleged.Their loans are waived in seconds but they (BJP government) cannot exempt even a loan of Rs. 50,000 of a farmer, Gandhi said. He asserted that his party delivers on its promises and has waived loans of 22 lakh farmers in Rajasthan. He also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling his promise to give national project status to Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP). We do what we say. Loans of 22 lakh farmers have been waived, Gandhi said. The Congress government in Rajasthan had pledged to waive farmers' loans in the last assembly elections. The BJP has accused the Congress of failing to fulfil its poll promise. Gandhi said that eight lakh farmers get electricity free of cost in the state. Talking about ERCP, he said, The prime minister had twice in his speech promised to 13 districts of Rajasthan to give national project status to ERCP. He had said he will fulfil it soon. He cancelled it, Gandhi said.Now when the Rajasthan government wants to build the project with its funds, the Centre is stopping the project. The state government has kept aside Rs 9,500 crore for the project, the former Congress president said. ERCP is an ambitious project of Rajasthan which was envisaged during the previous BJP government. It is aimed at providing drinking and irrigation water to 13 districts of the state. The Yatra, which has so far covered over 2,400 kilometers since it started on September 7 from Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, resumed at 6 am here on its 91st day on Wednesday. Gandhi marched to Kota from Darra Station Ganesh Mandir. After walking for about 10 km in the district, he stopped at the house of party worker and former deputy pradhan Ashok Meena in Gopalpura on NH-52. Rahul Gandhi ji enjoyed 'gur ki chai'. He had especially requested for it. He got homemade 'gur ki chai'. Rahulji and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had the tea and both appreciated the taste, Meena said. The former village pradhan said he informed Gandhi about the water problem faced by farmers in the area and requested for a canal to be built. Rahul Ji asked CM Gehlot to solve the issue, he said. Gehlot, PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasra, and former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot also addressed the corner meeting. The Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra is scheduled for a night stay at Madan Mohan Malviya farmhouse scheme ground in Jagpura on Wednesday night and will resume on the 92nd day on Thursday at 6 am. They will cover a 24-kilometre stretch to Gudli railway station in Bundi.
Jaipur: Today is the fourth day of Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan. Yes, the journey started from Suryamukhi Hanuman Temple in Kota at around 6 am. According to the information received so far, lunch break has not been kept in the Bharat Jodo Yatra today and the journey will end at 11.30 am. However, while walking in Kota, there was a sudden stampede in the yatra where a young man tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire. Yes, however, after the promptness of the police officers present on the spot, they put their uniforms on the young man and extinguished the fire. It is being told that the youth was angry with the policies of Congress. Let us tell you that earlier, due to the huge crowd in Kota, there was a stampede situation many times where once some people broke Rahul's security cordon and immediately reached him. It is believed that the crowd during the yatra in Kota is being seen as a show of strength by Rajasthan government minister Shanti Dhariwal. Dhariwal is currently an MLA from Kota and is counted among Gehlot's closest ministers. On the other hand, on the fourth day of the yatra, the yatra will cover a distance of 24 km simultaneously and end at Bhadana after 11 am. There will be a two-day night stay of the yatra in Bundi and tomorrow the yatra will be on holiday. Now if we talk about the whole matter, according to the information received so far, on reaching the Suryamukhi Hanuman Temple in Kota, Rahul Gandhi was going to garland thestatue in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, but in the meantime, a young man near the stage set himself on fire. Yes, and the young man said after the attempt of self-immolation that I am against Rahul Gandhi because his family is against Hindus. However, after the incident, Rahul could not go to the stage. On the other hand, the police immediately extinguished the fire and the young man was taken into custody and taken in an ambulance to a private hospital on Jhalawar Road. Let us tell you that the young man was wearing three pairs of clothes. MCD elections: 'People gave me immense love..,' says Bobby Kinnar after winning 'Hardik, Jignesh, Alpesh...', Will this young trio be able to succeed in Gujarat? Gujarat election result Live: BJP looks to sweep state; Cong, AAP trail
Politics Rajasthan is the only Congress-ruled state where the yatra has entered and will cover about 500 km passing through several districts over 17 days before entering Haryana on December 21. PTI Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, December 8, briefly interacted with students who had gathered in large numbers in the Kota coaching hub in Rajasthan to welcome him as he resumed his Bharat Jodo Yatra. Rahul described the students as the future of India and exhorted those gathered to raise Bharat Jodo slogans. Starting the 92nd day of his yatra by offering prayers at the Suryamukhi Hanuman Temple here at 6 am, he marched through the streets along with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former deputy Sachin Pilot. After marching for around 2.5 km from Suryamukhi Hanuman temple, Rahul reached Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, where he was welcomed by students of coaching institutes. He climbed up a stage erected for him on the roadside and spoke briefly with the students, said the director of a prominent coaching institute, who was accompanying the students. Besides students, party workers and locals were also lined up on both sides of the road from Jagpura to the airport, a stretch of around 12.5 km to welcome him. Rahul was earlier scheduled to pay tributes at the statue of his father Rajiv Gandhi at the Rajiv Gandhi Nagar here. He will march 24 km to reach the next yatra stop at Gudali in Bundi district, where the march is set to take a one-day break on Friday. Rajasthan is the only Congress-ruled state where the yatra has entered and will cover about 500 km passing through Jhalawar, Kota, Bundi, Sawai Madhopur, Dausa and Alwar districts over 17 days before entering Haryana on December 21. The yatra started from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7 and has so far covered the five southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana, and then traversed through Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. It will conclude in Jammu and Kashmir in early February 2023, covering 3,570 km in 150 days.
Ahmedabad: Today on Thursday, the results of the Gujarat assembly elections will come. The credibility of many political parties including BJP, Congress, and Aam Aadmi Party is at stake. In such a situation, the focus is on three young leaders of Gujarat. These leaders are Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, and Jignesh Mevani. In the last elections, all these three leaders had become a challenge for the BJP, but this time the situation has changed. Of these, Alpesh and Hardik are contesting elections from BJP while Jignesh is trying his luck on the Congress ticket. In such a situation, it has to be seen whether the trio of young leaders of Gujarat can reach the assembly. Will Hardik Patel reach the assembly: Hardik Patel, who was the face of the Patidar reservation movement in Gujarat, left the Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party just before the elections. Hardik Patel is contesting from his hometown Viramgam on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, challenging Congress's sitting MLA Lakhabhai Bharwad. This is considered a strong seat of Congress and has been winning continuously for the last two elections. While Hardik is from the Patidar community, Lakhabhai Bharwad comes from a backward class. In such a situation, there is a close fight. Will Alpesh Thakor become an MLA again:- Alpesh Thakor, who made his identity as an anti-liquor agitator by forming the Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena, is contesting from the Gandhinagar South seat on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, facing Himanshu Patel of the Congress and Devendra Patel of the AAP. In 2017, Alpesh Thakor became MLA from the Radhanpur seat of Banaskantha on a Congress ticket but later joined Bharatiya Janata Party. Contested the by-elections from Radhanpur in 2019, but could not win. In such a situation, the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Alpesh from Gandhinagar South, where the Bharatiya Janata Party has been winning continuously for the last two elections. Will Jignesh Mevani reach the assembly again:- Jignesh Mevani, who is considered to be the face of Dalit politics in Gujarat, has contested from the Vadgam seat on a Congress ticket. In front of Mevani, the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Manilal Vaghela, who won from Vadgam in 2012 from the Congress. AAP and AIMIM also have candidates for this seat. Mevani had become an independent MLA from the Vadgam seat in 2017, but Congress supported him. Jignesh Mevani has joined the Congress and is considered a close leader of Rahul Gandhi. Political challenge has arisen for Mevani due to the candidature of Asaduddin Owaisi's party. In such a situation, it has to be seen whether Mevani reaches the assembly again or not. Gujarat election result Live: BJP looks to sweep state; Cong, AAP trail Gujarat Election Results Live: BJP leads in 149 of 182 seats The road to Hawaii is in limbo as Mauna Loa lava continues to crawl.
Ahmedabad: The counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly elections is underway. In fact, Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Hardik Patel has claimed that his party will win more than 130 seats. He said that I express hope that BJP will undoubtedly form the government in the state. With this, the counting of votes to decide the fate of the candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections has started at 8 am today. Let us tell you that while talking Hardik Patel said, ''The party which hurts the religious beliefs of Gujarat cannot be successful here. We will get 135 to 145 seats. We are definitely going to form the government. Do you have any doubts?'' With this, Hardik Patel said, 'People believe in BJP because the party has provided security to the people during its rule and has also lived up to the expectations of the people.' He said that the government is being formed on the basis of work. There have been no riots or terrorist attacks here in the last 20 years. People know that the BJP lived up to their expectations. Hitting out at the Congress, which exit polls predicted to lose a few seats compared to the 2017 assembly polls, the BJP leader said the Congress has acted against the pride of Gujarat, which is why the people of Gujarat should not vote for the Congress. Will not hand over the reins of the state. Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi, he said, Leaders who do not have a vision cannot be successful and cannot take the country forward. Let us tell you that Hardik Patel is contesting from Viramgam. Patel, who switched over from the Congress to the BJP in June this year, is contesting against Lakha Bharwad of the Congress and Amarsinh Thakor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Gujarat election result Live: BJP looks to sweep state; Cong, AAP trail Gujarat Election Results Live: BJP leads in 149 of 182 seats The road to Hawaii is in limbo as Mauna Loa lava continues to crawl.
Ahmedabad: The results of the Gujarat Assembly elections are coming today. The counting of votes began at 8 am and polling was held in two phases on December 1 and 5. Most exit polls in Gujarat had predicted a BJP government. At the same time, according to the trends so far, the BJP seems to be returning to the government with a huge majority in Gujarat. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national president Arvind Kejriwal had campaigned extensively in Gujarat during several visits, but the public has rejected his promises of free. At the same time, the Bharat Jodo Yatra being taken out by Rahul Gandhi has not shown any effect on the people of Gujarat. According to the trends so far, out of the total 182 seats in Gujarat, BJP is leading in 148 seats, while Congress is leading in 20 seats and Kejriwal's AAP is leading in 10 seats. Kejriwal's prediction proved wrong: Let us know that on Sunday (27 November), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal made a big prediction while holding a press conference. Kejriwal had written on paper that AAP is going to form the government in Gujarat, but, AAP is not even seen in the role of opposition, let alone forming the government. Gujarat Election Results Live: BJP leads in 149 of 182 seats The road to Hawaii is in limbo as Mauna Loa lava continues to crawl. BJP leads in Gujarat, What to watch out for in Himachal
Sonia is scheduled to fly to Bundi in a helicopter where her son and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is expected to take a halt later in the day after marching 24 kilometers as part of the yatra, he said.
Rahul Gandhi described the students as the future of India and exhorted those gathered to raise Bharat Jodo slogans.
Today is the fourth day of Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan. Yes and here the journey started from Suryamukhi Hanuman Temple in Kota at around 6 am. Let us tell you that according to the information received so far, lunch break has not been kept in Bharat Jodo Yatra today and the yatra will end at 11.30 am. Yes, on the other hand, a slight change has been made in the program of the Kota district regarding Rahul's yatra, after which the yatra will cover a distance of 24 kilometers on Thursday. The Yatra will end today at Bhadana where a camp has been set up for Rahul Gandhi's yatra at Keshoraipatan in Bundi district. There will be two night stay in Bundi and tomorrow the journey will be on holiday. With this, after the visit, Rahul Gandhi can meet Sonia Gandhi in Ranthambore. It has been learned that Sonia Gandhi, the former president of the Congress party, has a birthday on 9th December. According to Sonia's schedule, Sonia will celebrate her birthday at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, for which she has reached Jaipur airport from where she will leave for Ranthambore. Rahul Gandhi will also be present in Sonia's birthday program. With this, a huge crowd has been seen on the way to Kota during the yatra. In such a situation, it is believed that the crowd gathered during the visit in Kota is being seen as a show of strength by Shanti Dhariwal, Minister of the Rajasthan Government. Dhariwal is currently an MLA from Kota and is counted among the ministers close to Gehlot. Let us tell you that apart from Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and other family members can also attend Sonia Gandhi's birthday program at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawaimadhopur district of Rajasthan. On the other hand, the Additional District Collector of Bundi Mukesh Kumar Chaudhary informed that Sonia Gandhi has a program to come from Delhi to Jaipur today. Yes and after that, she will come to Sawai Madhopur. And on December 10, only women pedestrians will walk with Rahul Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi is also likely to participate in the yatra on this day. BJP leads in Gujarat, What to watch out for in Himachal Himachal poll results will decide fate of many senior leaders Gujrat, Himachal Polls : Congress keeps fingers crossed, BJP hopes to set new records
Security personnel did not let Urmila Devi go to her house as she did not have pass.
In support of the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the senior Congress leader and state provincial president Ajay Rai will lead the Prayagraj Prant Padyatra in Uttar Pradesh from December 11 to 22.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday lashed out at BJP and RSS, alleging that they had suppressed institutions meant to defend democracy in the country.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and chief minister Ashok Gehlot enjoyed gud (jaggery) tea at the house of a party worker in Gopalpura on NH-52 on their way to Kota city during Bharat Jodo Yatra on Wednesday morning.
In what is seen as a rebuff to CM Ashok Gehlot faction, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the 24km Kota city leg of his ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday, creating a stir among local party workers and residents.
The BJP is eyeing a record seventh straight term in Gujarat as the stage is set for counting of votes on Thursday for the Assembly elections in the two states. The counting of votes for Gujarat assembly elections will commence at 8am with postal ballots to be taken up first. Exit polls have predicted a big majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in Gujarat and if these projections are any indication the saffron party is all set to retain power in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah for the seventh consecutive term. The BJP, which won 99 seats in the 2017 polls, is projected to win in the range of 117-151 seats in a House of 182 and the Congress between 16 and 51 seats. It is also upbeat about the possibility of the AAP eating into Congress votes, which could be additionally beneficial for the saffron party. The best showing for the BJP in Gujarat came in 2002 when the party had won 127 seats in the 182-member state assembly. The poll outcome will determine if the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) gets a chance to establish itself as a pan-national party and a challenger to the BJP at the national level also. For the Congress, its role as the main challenger to the BJP is at stake and Thursday's results will show if the party's silent campaign' has cut ice with people. Top leaders of the party, which was projected to bag between 16 and 51 seats, were busy with Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra. The Congress bagged 77 seats in 2017. Stay with TOI for all updates
All eyes are on elections results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2022 today. BJP under leadership of PM Modi aims to create history in Gujarat. Arvind-Kejriwal led AAP is hoping to dislodge Congress as main opposition in Gujarat. Congress is trying to win Himachal Pradesh from BJP. PM Modi, Amit Shah and Arvind Kejriwal held a series of rallies in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, while Rahul Gandhi just addressed 2 rallies in Gujarat. Rahul did not campaign in Himachal Pradesh at all. The total number of assembly seats are 182 in Gujarat and 68 in Himachal Pradesh. Exit polls have predicted a huge win for BJP in Gujarat assembly elections while a close contest between BJP and Congress in Himachal Pradesh. A win in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2022 would boost PM Modi-led BJPs bid for a consecutive third term at the Centre in 2024. A good election result in Gujarat and Himachal assembly polls 2022 would help AAP win recognition as a national party. Stay with the TOI for latest updates on election results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2022.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asserted that his party delivers on its promises and has waived loans of 22 lakh farmers in Rajasthan.
Congress's Rahul Gandhi took on the media again and raised the issue of freedom of speech at a nukkad sabha (neighbourhood gathering) in Rajasthan's Kota today.
India is a democratic country and separate institutions work to defend and protect democracy. These institutions include Assemblies, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, judiciary, media.... but the BJP and the RSS have suppressed all these, Gandhi said at a corner meeting along the NH-52 at Cable Nagar here on the 91st day of his foot march.
Kota: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asserted that his party delivers on its promises and has waived loans of 22 lakh farmers in Rajasthan. Addressing a gathering during the Bharat Jodo Yatra here, he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling his promise to give national project status to Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asserted that his party delivers on its promises and has waived loans of 22 lakh farmers in Rajasthan.
Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the Congress is a democratic party and believes in live and let live. Ramesh is part of the Bharat Jodo Yatra that has so far covered over 2,400 kilometers since it started on September 7 from Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi recommenced the yatra on its 91st day on Wednesday as he along with others marched towards Kota from Darra Station Ganesh Mandir. In a press conference, when asked about the police action here on some people who wanted to submit a memorandum to Gandhi while the Congress is talking on preserving democracy, Ramesh said the Congress is a democratic party. The Congress has people with different views and there is no environment of fear, Ramesh said, adding that sometimes people within the party criticise it and this happens in every state. It has recently happened in Uttar Pradesh, he said without elaborating. Live and let live. Currently, talks are only about 'live' but the Congress
Delhi MCD Election Results 2022: In 2017, the BJP won 183 of the total 272 seats in the three municipalities of Delhi. AAP got only 44 seats. Congress won 31. However, two years before that, the Congress, which was in power till 2013, was 'zero' in the 2015 assembly polls. Sonia-Rahul Gandhi's party did not win any seats in the 2020 assembly elections. This time, the public support for the party hit the bottom in the by-polls as well.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has developed a taste for winning electoral seats in the citadels of their political opponents. The party has recently scored a victory in Amethi, a long-held bastion of the Congress Party. The seat had been held by Rahul Gandhi until 2019. This success has energized and motivated BJP to work  The post BJP makes sure that Akhilesh loses his bastion appeared first on Tfipost.com .
Kota, Dec 07 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with padayatris during the partys Bharat Jodo Yatra, at Dara Station, in Kota on Wednesday. (ANI Photo) Kota, Dec 07 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with partys General Secretary in-charge of Karanataka Randeep Singh Surjewala and party leader Sachin Pilot during the partys Bharat Jodo Yatra, Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
The yatra, which has so far covered over 2,400 kilometers since its start on September 7 from Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, will travel at least 13 km in its first leg of its day three in Rajasthan to reach Mandana in Kota's Laadpura.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi recommenced his Bharat Jodo Yatra on its 91st day on Wednesday as he and fellow yatris marched towards the coaching capital of Kota from Darra Station Ganesh Mandir at 6 am. The yatra, which has so far covered over 2,400 kilometers since its start on September 7 from Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari, will travel at least 13 km in its first leg of its day three in Rajasthan to reach Mandana in Kota's Laadpura. The yatris will have a lunch break there before they resume at 3.30 pm to cover 9 more kilometers for a corner meeting at the Sasa Resort at 6.30 pm. They will then proceed for the night stay at Jagpura, Kota, around 8 kilometers away. As Gandhi started out the march on Wednesday he bowed before the Ganesh temple with folded hands. A group of tribal artistes from Banswara performed dance at the outset. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his former deputy Sachin Pilot, state Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra, state minister Mahesh Joshi, AICC national
BJP workers standing atop their party office in Jhalawar were greeted by Rahul Gandhi with flying kisses when the Bharat Jodo Yatra crossed the building on Day-2 of the Rajasthan leg on Tuesday.
BJP workers on way to submit a memorandum to Rahul Gandhi reminding him of his 4-year-old promise of farmers loan waiver by the state government were stopped by police at Anwan Darra Chouraha in Sangod town of Kota district on Tuesday.
BJPs Jan Aakrosh Yatra (JAY) running in four assembly constituencies of Jhalawar has accused the state government of deputing the entire administration in the service of Congress leader Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra while providing neither police protection nor administrative support to
Agar Malwa (MP): In the last leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh, a group of people in a town in Agar Malwa district raised slogans hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi after spotting Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who responded by giving flying kisses. The incident occurred on December 4 evening in Soyat Kalan 
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the party leadership will come up with a way to resolve the infighting in its Rajasthan unit while keeping the party above individuals. The party faces a tussle for power in Rajasthan between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot. But the two have presented a united front as the party's Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra passes through the state. Ramesh said that after the yatra finishes, the election process in Rajasthan will start and there will be only seven or eight months left for the Assembly polls. I don't have knowledge about the individuals. But the party leadership will come up with a way forward which preserves the primacy of the organisation and not the primacy of any one individual or the other, Ramesh told PTI on the way from Suket to Devarighata of Jhalawar district. He said that primacy of any individual is not important and the only objective is to find a way to strengthen the ...
The party faces a tussle for power in Rajasthan between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot. But the two have presented a united front as the party's Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra passes through the state
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi began his yatra on Tuesday morning on a rather interesting note, giving flying kisses to people who gathered at the BJP Jhalawar office's rooftop to catch a glimpse of the march.
Amritsar: Congress Lok Sabha MP Rahul Gandhi is currently in Rajasthan. The yatra will enter Punjab in the first week of January. But, Congress has some suspicions about the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Punjab. On Monday, some big leaders of the Punjab Congress met CM Bhagwant Mann. Since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is in power in Punjab, Congress leaders met CM Mann and demanded that the yatra be conducted pleasingly in the state. A delegation of Congress leaders led by Punjab unit chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring met Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday and demanded that Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' be concluded properly, the report said. The yatra is expected to reach Punjab in the first week of January. MPRavneet Singh Bittu and former Assembly Speaker Rana KP Singh were present on the occasion. Warring said that he met CM Mann before the Bharat Jodo Yatra to be entered in Punjab next month. He requested the CM to protect the general public from any kind of inconvenience and administrative support for a smooth journey. He said that Punjab Congress was very excited about the Bharat Jodo Yatra in the state. Congress leaders in the state have made all preparations for the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The Bharat Jodo Yatra is expected to start from Fatehgarh or Rajpura in Punjab. In Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif a roadside bomb claims 7 lives Lalu Yadav regains consciousness after surgery Farooq Abdullah re-elected unanimously as NC chief
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi targeted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for not chanting 'Jai Siya Ram' and 'Hey Ram'.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Pradesh Congress Committee chief Govind Singh Dotasra, former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, several ministers and MLAs are accompanying Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi began the Rajasthan leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra on Monday, taking CM Ashok Gehlot and ex-deputy CM Sachin Pilot in his stride through orange fields and hoping the warring state Congress duos unity march would not go fruitless ahead of assembly polls next year.
Several leaders including Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress state president Govind Singh Dotasra were present on the stage
Today in this episode of Newschakra, Abhisar Sharma is talking about Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra.
NEW DELHI: Election for the second and final phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections is being held on Monday. Rahul Gandhi, the head of the Congress, urged voters to cast ballots for change in the state while Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged them to vote for a better future.For 93 assembly seats, voting has already begun. The election in Gujarat have been garnering a lot of attention due to it being the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Shah made an appeal to voters, particularly the young, urging them to cast their ballots in the greatest number possible in order to elect his government with a commanding majority that has guaranteed peace and prosperity in the state. He emphasised that their votes would determine Gujarat's bright future. Gandhi, on the other hand, tweeted that they will keep their pledge to the women, farmers, young people, and all Gujarati citizens to bring about change. He urged voters to cast their ballots in big numbers in order to advance Gujarat. The final day to cast a ballot in the assembly elections is December 5. A total of 833 candidates from different parties, including the Congress, BJP, and AAP, are running in the second phase. The polls opened at 8 am and close at 5 pm. The Gujarat Legislative Assembly has 182 seats in total. On December 8, the results will be made public. Gujarat Election 2nd phase: PM Modi exercise franchise in Ahmedabad MCD Election: Why Sisodia's photo at polling booth? UP- Akhilesh Yadav and party candidate Dimple Yadav cast their votes in Mainpuri
As the yatra moved through the Agar Malwa district on Sunday, the Gandhi scion could initially be seen waving at a crowd while praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi drowned out the background noise Udaipur: As Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra was going through Madhya Pradesh, people were heard chanting Modi-Modi... The post Watch: As People Chant Modi-Modi Rahul Gandhi Gives Them Flying Kisses appeared first on HW News English .
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot along with PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasra, former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, ministers, MLAs and many other leaders and workers joined Rahul Gandhi during the yatra
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said the Congress party believes in Mahatma Gandhi and not RSS ideologue Veer Savarkar and Nathuram Godse.
The 89th day of the yatra started from Kali Talai in Jhalrapatan, a rural area on the Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border. Gandhi set off the yatra at 6.10 am when the temperature was 13 degrees Celsius, but he was seemingly comfortable walking in a half sleeves T-shirt and trousers teamed with sports shoes, while the other leaders and workers were seen in jackets.
BJP state co-in-charge Vijaya Rahatkar on Sunday called Congress leader Rahul Gandhi a factory of false promises while challenging him to first fulfil all the promises the party had made to the people of Rajasthan and then set foot on the holy land of Rajasthan.
The ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra of Congress spearheaded by Rahul Gandhi has invigorated the partys grass-roots workers and increased the Grand Old Partys connection with the state's people in Jharkhand, its leaders here have claimed.
The Congresss Bharat Jodo Yatra has entered Congress-ruled Rajasthan. The state has seen internal fighting in recent months. Even though there is a temporary truce between Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot, BJP leaders have targeted Rahul Gandhi for failing to bring together rival factions in his own party but setting out to do a Bharat Jodo (unite India) march.
After a resounding welcome of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Congress-ruled Rajasthan, party leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP, saying it has created a sense of fear in the country, which needs to be fought.
PCC President Kamal Nath on Sunday praised Rahul Gandhi for undertaking Bharat Jodo Yatra Agar Malwa (Madhya Pradesh): PCC President Kamal Nath on Sunday praised Rahul Gandhi for undertaking Bharat Jodo Yatra. Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra started its Madhya Pradesh phase on November 23 and it reached to its... The post Bharat Jodo Yatra: Kamal Nath lauds Rahul Gandhi appeared first on HW News English .
The Rahul Gandhiled Bharat Jodo Yatra is all set to enter Congressruled Rajasthan Sunday evening amid excitement among party workers and a wellcoordinated attempt to paper over differences between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.
Himanta Biswa Sarma is credited with delivering not only Assam but most of the northeast to Narendra Modi. Great job, considering the BJP had never set foot in the northeast earlier. Since then he has helped capture Maharashtra; he gave Eknath Shinde's rebel MLAs a safe house. Critics say, his agents are active in Jharkhand and other opposition states spreading disaffection, currency and coup prospects. No one knows how true these tales are, but he did execute a coup last week. He turned a centuries-old federal political narrative upside down. First a tale of emperors. The men who have sat on the Delhi throne have always coveted the distant marchesthe Deccan, Rajputana, Kashmir, Punjab, Malwa, Saurashtra, Bengal and so on. Mediaeval Indian history is full of tales of how the fortunes of the sultans and padshahs of Delhi swelled and ebbed as they won and lost these regions. When it was a win, the campaign commander was invested with the satrapy. When satraps revolted, empires declined. Sarma's walkout from the Congress, too, had an imperial setting. Once when he walked into Rahul Gandhi's court in 2016 to air his woes, he found the crown prince keener on feeding his dog. A perfect Mughal tale of a satrap's revolt after being insulted in the imperial court. Political pundits in post-Independence India have been drawing on such tales when they had to describe the poll prospects of big parties in provinces. A victory or a loss for a national party (the Congress, most times) in a state poll was likened to an emperor (a Mughal, most times) winning or losing a province. Thus the eastern marches have been on Modi's look-out ever since he was elected to the Delhi throne. Sarma snatched Assam from the Congress and delivered it to Modi. Then as convener of the BJP-led Northeast Democratic Alliance, he delivered most of the region, including the communist redoubt of Tripura. Like a victorious commander being rewarded with a satrapy, Sarma was invested with the CMship of Assam, though after a one-term delay. All the same, the imperial narrative did not suit the BJP's nationalistic mythology wherein the sultans and padshahs of Delhi are invaders with black beards. Last week, Sarma used the 400th birth anniversary of the Ahom hero Lachit Barphukan to turn the tale around into one of a provincial champion fending off the sultans with black beards. The Barphukan saga is indeed a tale of grit, glory and gore of the Ahoms, a people who had never been conquered by any of the Delhi suzerains. (The British were ruling from Bengal when they annexed Assam in the 19th century.) Barphukan was the commander of the Ahom army that launched a surprise naval attack from the Brahmaputra on the Mughals at Saraighat in 1671 and routed them. To Sarma, It was a victory that saved the identity and civilisation of Assam and northeast India from Mughal subjugation. Neutral historians may carp that the Mughal army was led by a Hindu, Barphukan was a follower of the Tai Ahom faith, the Ahom army had many Muslim commanders, and so on. But Sarma, undaunted, was in Delhi last week, painting the imperial capital in Ahom colours, complete with street posters and full-page ads in newspapers showing Barphukan's brilliant victory. There were songs, stage plays, a book release and a documentary screening in the Vigyan Bhavan where a three-day show wound down on November 24, with the prime minister and the home minister joining it. In between Sarma found time to join the BJP's star-studded roadshows in the city's municipal polls! I guess, there is no way stopping the man. email@example.com
New Delhi: After the Bharat Jodo Yatra, the Congress has announced its next campaign. On Sunday, the Congress said it will launch a 'hand-to-hand campaign' across the country from January 26 after the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'. Under this campaign, the party will make public relations at block, panchayat, and booth levels. After the conclusion of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', a 'hand-to-hand' campaign will be launched across the country from January 26 under which people will be contacted at block, panchayat, and booth levels, party's organization general secretary KC Venugopal said. Venugopal said the two-month-long campaign will also include a letter from Rahul Gandhi with a message of the yatra along with a charge sheet against the Narendra Modi government. Party general secretary Jairam Ramesh said the 'Bharat Jodo' yatra will reach Delhi on December 24 and conclude in Srinagar by January 26. The visit will be followed by a three-pronged program under the 'Hand-to-Hand Campaign'. There will be visits at the block and booth level, conventions at the district level, and rallies at the state level. Ramesh said Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior party leaders will attend the celebrations related to the 'hand-to-hand campaign. MCD Election: Why Sisodia's photo at polling booth? Home Minister's big statement on Bharat Jodo Yatra Protest against Koshyari increased in Maharashtra, know the whole matter
Bhopal: Recently, BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya alleged that the slogan of Pakistan Zindabad was continuously raised during Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra. He had also shared a video of it, which was termed as fake by Congress. However, now senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has given clarification on this video. On which Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that where there are people like Swara Bhaskar and Kanhaiya Kumar, there is no surprise when slogans like Pakistan Zindabad are raised. Talking to the media, Home Minister Narottam Mishra said, ''The slogan 'Pakistan Zindabad' was tweeted live during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The truth finally came out. What else can we expect from a yatra in which people like Swara Bhaskar and Kanhaiya Kumar are participating? Giving clarification on this matter, former Madhya Pradesh CM and Congress leader Kamal Nath said that the video released was going live. Who will raise slogans of Pakistan Zindabad during the Yatra? These will be assessed by those who want to disturb the Yatra. On Sunday, Narottam Mishra wrote on his Twitter account, ''The truth of the slogan 'Pakistan Zindabad' in Bharat Jodo Yatra finally cameout from the lips of Kamal Nath Ji. Now Kamal Nath Ji also tell that in this incident the FIR registered against BJP workers in Raipur is not a criminal conspiracy, then what else is it?'' Protest against Koshyari increased in Maharashtra, know the whole matter Reconciliation in Rajasthan Congress for Bharat Jodo Yatra! Pilot said this... 'AAP deleted names of 450 BJP supporters from voters list,' claims Manoj Tiwari
Jaipur: Former Deputy CM of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot has said that today Bharat Jodo Yatra is entering Rajasthan. Pilot said that the recent developments are not going to have any impact on the Bharat Jodo Yatra. In fact, this journey in Rajasthan is going to be better in comparison to other states. Pilot has said on Sunday (December 4) that the state unit of the party is completely united. Along with this, Pilot also hit back at the BJP's taunt over his differences with CM Ashok Gehlot. Sachin Pilot said that all this is happening from the side of the BJP. There are at least a dozen contenders for the post of CM. Talking to the media, Pilot said that maximum factionalism is in the BJP. They have not even been able to play the role of a good opposition in Rajasthan in the last four years. First, he should fix his house. He need not worry about Congress. When asked about the concerns related to the effect of the Congress infighting in Rajasthan on the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Pilot said that there is no difference of opinion in the party regarding this. The entire Congress is united. All the people of the party are working together to make this yatra a success. The pilot further said that there is no question of any person in this. As a party, we have worked hard to form the government. This visit of Rahul Gandhi will strengthen our efforts toward the elections to be held within the next 12 months. Regarding the recent visit of Congress Organization General Secretary KC Venugopal to Jaipur, he said that there has been a long discussion on many aspects of the visit. In this, it has been decided how to mobilize the workers for the yatra. Pilot told that lakhs of people from Rajasthan are participating in this yatra. In this context, one does not need to worry of any kind. 'AAP deleted names of 450 BJP supporters from voters list,' claims Manoj Tiwari 'All Muslims should vote for Congress..,' appeals Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Congress leader Supriya Srinet slams PM Modi amid Gujarat elections
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Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said that the global LPG and crude oil prices had been slashed by 40 per cent and 25 per cent respectively, but prices in India remained the same
BJP leader and former chief minister Vasundhara Raje's stronghold of Jhalawar will be the first port of call in Rajasthan for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra, which is entering the state from Madhya Pradesh on Sunday evening.
Srinagar: The Bharat Jodo Yatra will reach Jammu and Kashmir towards the end of January and will culminate with a public meeting, a Congress leader here said on Saturday. He said all the arrangements for the yatra were going on in full swing. The Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi will reach J-K by 
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over high prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, saying the Bharat Jodo Yatra is the voice of 'loktantra' against his loot-tantra. The Congress has been attacking the government for not reducing the price of petrol and diesel in the country despite global crude oil prices going down considerably. Crude oil - 25 per cent cheaper. LPG - 40 per cent cheaper. This is international price data. Despite this, why prices of petrol, diesel and gas cylinder have not been reduced? Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. Mr. Prime Minister, Bharat Jodo Yatra is the voice of loktantra (democracy) against your 'loot-tantra'. You must answer, he said. Gandhi on Thursday had also attacked the government over the issue of fuel prices, alleging that while the people are suffering from high inflation, the prime minister is busy in recovering money from taxes.
Bhopal: On December 2, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi advised the BJP and RSS to say 'Jai Siya Ram'. Now he has come under the target of the BJP. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra lashed out at Rahul. Narottam Mishra attacked Rahul Gandhi fiercely. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said, Rahul Baba's knowledge is limited to Baa Baa Black Sheep. Baba Ji Ram starts with Shri and Shri is used only for Lakshmi and Sita Ji, wife of Lord Vishnu.Have a look at the history.'' He said that he will not read the Ramayana book and he might not have even turned the pages of the Gita, so look on the internet, Shri is mentioned in it. Shri Ram and Krishna are incarnations of Vishnu and that is why Shri appears before their names. I think the same Panditji must have told you this, who made the cake of the temple and got it cut by Kamal Nath. Along with this, Shahnawaz Hussain said BJP does not need Rahul Gandhi's certificate. He taunted Rahul Gandhi as a 'fake Hindu' and said that these Hindu elections. UP Bypolls: Campaigning ends today, main contest between SP and BJP 'Azam Khan accepted love of Muslims as slavery': Attacks BJP candidate 5 Best places to celebrate Christmas in India
Lucknow: By-elections are being held for Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Apart from the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, by-elections are being held in Rampur and Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar. Polling for all these seats will be held on December 5 and the results will be declared on December 8. Today (Saturday) is the last day of campaigning in these three seats. In such a situation, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the BJP have put all their strength into the by-election. According to the report, today is the last day of campaigning, and today, veteran leaders of SP and BJP are engaged in campaigning in Mainpuri Rampur and Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar. Bypolls are being held in the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, which fell vacant following the death of Samajwadi party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. Polling will be held on December 5. Saturday is the last day of campaigning. Campaigning will end after 5 pm. Both SP and BJP have put their full vitality into this seat. Because the eyes of the whole country are fixed on this seat. At the same time, Rampur and Khatauli are also considered to be the main contest between BJP and SP. Minister:NEOM gives Sri Lankan employees a lifetime opportunity. China eases COVID-19 regulations following protests 'Let's say siyaram on this pretext, otherwise you call women yours': BJP attacks Rahul Gandhi
Lucknow: On December 2, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi advised the BJP and RSS to say 'Jai Siya Ram'. Now he has come under the target of the BJP. Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad and Brajesh Pathak slammed Rahul. At the same time, the SP taunted the BJP. UPDeputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak said that Rahul Gandhi is the leader of Natak Mandali. Hewears janeu on top of the coat. Hedoesn't know anything about India's culture. Heis just running from street to street because people have rejected him. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya tweeted, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who denied the existence of Lord Shri Ram, at least has been forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' by the BJP, it is an ideological victory of BJP and defeat of Congress ideology! Now you have to say Jai Shri Radharani Sarkar ki and Jai Shri Krishna too! Samajwadi Party spokesperson Ameeque Jamei tweeted on Keshav Maurya's tweet. He wrote- 'At least you said Siyaram on this pretext, otherwise, you even don't count women as human beings, Jai Siyaram, a greeting that rises above religion in our rural life, which is done by everyone, you had made Sita's mother disappear from this! Say Siyaramchandra Ji in the future.' China eases COVID-19 regulations following protests Labour defeats the Tories in a by-election. People do not have religious freedom in these countries, US releases list
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Bhopal: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked BJP and RSS. Criticizing BJP, Rahul said I want to tell our RSS friends that they must say Jai Shri Ram, but use all three 'Jai Siya Ram' and 'Hey Ram,' and don't insult Sita Ji. He said that Lord Shri Ram's name is incomplete without Sita - he is the only one that's why we say 'Jai Siyaram'. Lord Shri Ram fought for Sita Ji. We chant Jai Siya Ram and respect women considering them as Sita. Jai Siyaram... Rahul Gandhi told that a pundit came to me in Madhya Pradesh and explained and then he asked me a deep question. He said that Lord Shri Ram was an ascetic. He put his whole life in penance. Then he said that Gandhiji used to say, Hey Ram. His slogan was Hey Ram. HeyRam means, Ram is a way of life. He was not just a person, he was a way of life love, brotherhood, respect, and penance. He showed the way to live to the whole world and when Gandhiji used to say, Hey Ram, he meant that the feeling that is Lord Ram is in our heart and we have to live life with that feeling. This is the meaning of Hey Ram, the way Lord Shri Ram lived his life, the penance he did, spread love, and live your life in the same way that he worked for society. Then Pandit Ji said another slogan- Jai Siya Ram. Jai Sita Jai Ram. This Means Sita and Ram are one and the same. That's why the slogan is - Jai Siyaram or Jai Sitaram. Meaning what Ram did for Sita, went and fought for Sita. We respect the place that should be there for Sita and the third slogan is Jai Shri Ram - in which we praise Lord Ram. Rahul Gandhi told that Pandit told me that he should ask in his speech that BJP people say Jai Shri Ram but never say Jai Siyaram, Hey Ram. I liked this very much. Rahul said that the people of BJP-RSS do not follow the spirit of Lord Shri Ram because the life that Lord Shri Ram lived, he did not do injustice to anyone. Worked to unite the society, gave respect to everyone, and helped everyone and the most important slogan Jai Siyaram cannot be chanted because there is not even a single woman in their organization. Who will be the face of Congress in Rajya Sabha? Sonia to decide Call non-Muslims to Islam, if do not obey kill them: Qatar University 'professor' Swami Prasad arrives in Mainpuri to campaign for Dimple, hits out at BJP
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New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament will begin on December 7. Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge had tendered his resignation even before Sonia Gandhi could contest for the post of Congress president. Kharge, who was the leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha, had resigned to contest the election of the party's national president, following the principle set by the One Person One Post Udaipur Sankalp Camp. Kharge had submitted his resignation to the then-working president Sonia Gandhi, but the resignation has not yet been sent to the Chairman of the Upper House. The Congress Parliamentary Party's Strategy Committee will meet tomorrow at the party headquarters under the leadership of Party Parliamentary Party leader Sonia Gandhi to chalk out a strategy to corner the government in the Parliament session. As soon as the buzz of the selection of the leader of the opposition started, north Indian leaders started staking their claim for the post. Names of South Indian MPs like senior leaders P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh, and KC Venugopal are coming forward for the post. At the same time, north Indian leaders Digvijay Singh, Rajiv Shukla, and Pramod Tiwari are also in this race, but those close to these leaders argue that the highest post of the Congress organization is occupied by Kharge of Karnataka, followed by Venugopal of Kerala in the second most important post of organization general secretary, both of them come from south India. Not only this, but Rahul Gandhi is also an MP from the Wayanad seat of Kerala. Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury comes from West Bengal. Youth Congress president Srinivas is also from south India. Now it is up to Sonia Gandhi to decide whether she retains the status quo i.e. Kharge as leader of the opposition or according to one person, one post, someone new is given this responsibility. Swami Prasad arrives in Mainpuri to campaign for Dimple, hits out at BJP 'Ambulance is BJP's star campaigner...', why did Congress say this? Captain Amarinder Singh elected as BJP national executive member
Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday took stock of the preparations for the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jhalawar which will enter the state from Madhya Pradesh on December 4. After reviewing the preparations, Gehlot said, After Independence, it is the hardest journey undertaken by any leader.
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The Karnataka high court on Friday ordered issuance of notices to Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh and Supriya Shrinate in response to a contempt petition filed by a music company which holds the copyright for music of film 'KGF: Chapter 2'.
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While the former Congress president may have hardly campaigned in Gujarat, but Rahul Gandhi has provided enough fuel to Union minister for women and child development, Smriti Irani, to train her guns on the Congress.
Ahead of Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra in Rajasthan, a hunger strike by councillors demanding formation of working committees in JMC-Heritage was called off on Thursday evening after three MLAs met the councillors.
After holding talks with the government for four days, leaders of Gujjar Arakshan Sangarh Samiti (GASS) said on Thursday that the community would welcome Congress leader Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), which is slated to enter Rajasthan on December 4.
As the first phase of polling was underway in Gujarat, actor Swara Bhasker joined Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra. When asked about her experience, the actor says, The experience was quite exhilarating and tremendous, I don't think I have experienced something like this. She further says that the political culture in India has deteriorated in the last eight years. She also says that the Yatra is a radical way to resist the hate.
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From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, politicians are wearing their Hindu-ness on their sleeve, performing pujas and aartis in full view. Mr Gandhi has been temple hopping in Madhya Pradesh. Is it a race to show who is more Hindu?
This is the religion of the majority. This is also the region of these politicians too. I never understand what the issue is about going to a temple. If you are going to the temple and not criticising other religions, you are not Hindutva. This is Congress's way of showing it is not anti-Hindu, said Shivam Vij, columnist, when asked about the side-effects a party could suffer when using religion in their political campaigns.
Caste Activists believe that by classifying the Boya/Valmiki community as Scheduled Tribe (ST), it will regain its identity and, most importantly, be able to access special funds that will pave the way for the upliftment of the people. E Bhavani Only about 150 people turned up on November 10 for the start of the relay hunger strike in Jogulamba Gadwal district demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for the Boya or Valmiki community in Telangana. Within four days, the protest spread to five more districts Mahabubnagar, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Narayanapeta, and Hyderabad. More than a thousand people have joined the hunger strike so far. The demand for ST status for the Boyas is more than 60 years old but the agitations this year appear to have taken a more serious turn not just in Telangana, where their population is about 5 lakh, but also in Andhra, where Boyas are 40 lakh in number. At present, the community enjoys ST status only in the few districts of the Telugu states falling under the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), and in the remaining areas, they are categorised as Backward Classes (A). Boya Aikya Karyacharana Samiti or Boya Joint Action Committee (JAC), which is spearheading the agitation, is determined to make sure that both the Union and state governments feel the pressure of the agitations. Both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) claim to back the ST demand by the Boyas and blame each other for the delay. While protests are raging in Telangana, in the other Telugu state, members of Andhra Pradesh Valmiki Boya Sangam (APVBS) met President Droupadi Murmu in Delhi and submitted a memorandum. In June, APVBS organised a bike rally travelling through eight districts to mobilise the community members in Kurnool, Anantapur, Kadapa, Chittoor, Nellore, Prakasham, Guntur, and Krishna. These districts form the stronghold of the community and have produced one MLA and one MP for the Boyas, which is significant considering the Reddy-Kamma domination in AP politics. APVBS members submited a memorandum to President Draupadi Murmu Blame game between Telangana and Union governments Madhusudhan Valmiki, president of Boya/Valmiki JAC, said, We started a relay hunger strike to pressurise the TRS government regarding the promise made to us in the lead-up to the Munugode bye-election. He claimed that ahead of the bye-election, Indrakaran Reddy, Minister of Endowments and Law, had invited Boya leaders for a meeting in the presence of other MLAs. Seeking the communitys support for the ruling party candidate, they assured the Boya leaders that the government would grant ST status after the bye-election. The TRS won the bye-poll by a big margin on November 6 and within days, the JAC hit the streets to make the TRS deliver on its promise. Given the growing consolidation of the community on the issue of ST status, political parties across the spectrum appear keen not to antagonise the Boyas. The supporters of the movement range from ex-bureaucrat and Telangana Bahujan Samajwadi Party leader RS Praveen to former MLA of Gadwal, DK Aruna of the BJP, and Sampath Kumar, secretary of the All India Congress Committee. The ongoing protests have also given the opposition parties a chance to criticise the TRS government. This blame game started in 2017 when Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao passed a Bill in the Assembly proposing increasing reservations for the Scheduled Tribe category. The decision was based on recommendations by the Chellappa Committee, which was set up by the state government to examine the inclusion of a few communities in the ST list, and an inquiry into the status of tribes. In March this year, during his visit to Wanaparthy, an area where the Boya/Valmiki community is present in huge numbers, Rao accused the Union government of not clearing its proposal for inclusion and subsequent increase in the reservation. Interestingly, the Union government has refuted this claim in a written reply to Congress leader N Uttam Kumar Reddy. In the last five years, the Boya/Valmiki community organisations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have intensified their protests against the injustice caused to them for more than 60 years. Several representations were made to the state and Union governments in the past demanding ST status throughout the Telugu states. Similar rallies were organised in 2017 and the local leaders were forced to raise their demands in the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies. The demand made it into the Andhra Pradesh manifesto of the BJP in 2019. Ahead of the general elections that year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kurnool district and said while addressing a large public gathering, I understand the pain of the Valmiki community known also as Boyas here. Place your trust in me. A new India will be formed where everyone will get rightful opportunities according to their needs. Former MLA of Gadwal, DK Aruna of the BJP at Boya JAC relay hunger strike Background Several decades before independence, Boyas/Valmikis lived in the forests and their traditional occupation was hunting. When the British tried to decimate the forest reserves, the community opposed the colonial rulers and fought them. The colonists filed cases against them and imprisoned them under the Criminal Tribes Act, 1871, which was used against tribes that rebelled against the British. Overnight, women, children, the elderly, and all future generations were condemned as criminals. After independence, this law was replaced by the draconian Habitual Offenders Act in 1952, under which the tribes continued to be persecuted. Between 1952, when the Criminal Tribes Act was repealed, and 1976, the Boyas were recognised as a Scheduled Caste (SC) in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. In 1976, the Scheduled Tribes Amendment Act re-categorised the Boyas as ST in those special zones of united Andhra Pradesh that were under the tribal development agency (ITDA). In other parts of the state, they were admitted into the Backward Classes (A) category. Of the 45 lakh Boyas in the two Telugu states, less than one lakh live in the ITDA areas. Boyas/Valmikis also known Bedas/Bedar/Bedagar in Karnataka and Maharastra Different categorisation in different states Jakkula Srinivas, general secretary of APVBS, says that the move to put them in the BC category was made without following due procedure. The people who were certified as born criminals by the Criminal Tribes Act were listed as SC after they were denotified. Suddenly, their SC status was taken away without any study. Under the Wildlife Protection Act (1972), hunting, which was the primary occupation of Valmiki/Boyas, was banned. And then we were removed from the ST list because we moved to urban spaces in search of livelihood. Pointing out that the community is recognised in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu as Scheduled Tribes but not in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, Srinivas said, It is due to political reasons. Thousands of Boyas who were used by politicians as well as by the rich and the powerful as hitmen and enforcers languished in prison. The politicians never wanted us to reform because then who would do their dirty work? Latha, a resident of Bangalore, reached out to the activists at Boya JAC and APVBS after learning about their work on the internet. She has been in a legal battle for nine years now for her job. Illustrating the problem with different categorisation in different states, Latha said, Im facing legal issues and my job is at stake. I was accused of moving to Karnataka for the sake of reservation. Even before I was born, my parents came to Karnataka from AP in search of livelihood. How can such poor and illiterate parents think about these constitutional benefits? I have struggled a lot to achieve my dreams but Im being punished like this. In 1991, Karnataka recognised the Boyas/Valmikis as Scheduled Tribes, and Latha who was born later was subsequently given a ST caste certificate. According to a Supreme Court ruling from 1991, her caste certificate will be void because her parents moved to Karnataka from a region (AP) where they are not recognised as STs. Along the AP-Karnataka border, people frequently migrate and even establish marital relationships with those living on the other side. However, this also brought with it legal issues for some people like Latha. Several committees set up in the past Kranti Naidu, president of APVBS, said, Factionalism has been rampant in our community, and this has been exploited by various forces. There are a handful of people here who are educated like me who can think independently. There is widespread illiteracy, he added. The Satya Pal Committee report explains this further and states, The Boyas have been sucked into factionalism in Rayalaseema. The present study has gone through the Police and jail records of the area and found that in many cases those (doing the) killing and (getting) killed are Boyas. From fieldwork, it is learnt that the dominant castes have deprived them of inclusion in ST category to keep them deprived and dependent. This committee was formed in 2016 and was headed by Dr Satya Pal, head of the Anthropology Department, Andhra University, to study the inclusion of Boyas/Valmikis in the ST category, and it recommended inclusion. In 2017, another committee was set up by the AP Commission for SCs and STs to further study the recommendations of the Satya Pal report. In its conclusions, the AP Commission report states, After formation of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, the community was treated as Scheduled Caste throughout the state and was later removed for reasons unknown. The majority of them are socially, educationally and economically backward and carry the social stigma of being ex-criminal which still continues. They have tribal characteristics of their own. Accordingly, a resolution was passed by former AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the Legislative Assembly, but it did not materialise as the final decision rests with the President. On October 19 this year, the YSRCP government set up a one-man commission to study the issues of the community to include them in the ST category as a diwali gift but the Boyas are not very happy. Many committees have been set up in the past, all of them recommended in favour of inclusion. The latest being the AP State Commission for SCs and STs in 2017. But it is being delayed because every time a new government is formed, a new committee is set up, Kranti Naidu said. In 2016, Venkateshwarlu, a member of the JAC, put up a petition demanding ST status to the community on change.org, addressed to Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, with extensive details and background. Though it was an unsuccessful attempt, he received support through calls and mails from people all over the country. Venkateshwarlu is a former journalist and has worked with regional media. He belongs to Jogulamba and holds a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication & Journalism from the prestigious Osmania University in Hyderabad. He takes pride in being the first graduate from his family. After leaving the media organisation I was working with, I accompanied Laxmi Narayana (late), a member of the community, to various meetings and places. I was shocked to see the socio-economic conditions of the people; due to illiteracy, they do menial jobs. I decided to work for our rights. The community has been stigmatised, and to date is called Donga Boyas (thief Boyas) because of the Criminal Tribes Act. In Hyderabad, you see the people who collect garbage from the houses? They are from the same community, he said. APVBS member met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in AP Challenges with being enlisted as Backward Classes The activists believe that by classifying the community as ST, it will regain its identity and, most importantly, be able to access special funds that will pave the way for the upliftment of the people. There are welfare schemes for people with traditional occupations, for instance, Nethanna Nestham. Being listed as BC, we dont get any of this assistance because we dont have a traditional job, Kranthi Naidu said. Nethanna Nestham is a Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme implemented by the AP government under which the beneficiary gets Rs 24,000 per year. The Satya Pal Committee pointed to the same in its report and stated, The present enlistment does not help the community in providing special privileges as they do not have any traditional occupation service on par with the other castes listed under BC-A. It is unfortunate that the community has failed to attract the attention of the successive governments to include them in the Schedule Tribe list while Yerukala and Yennadi were included without any problem. According to the state BC list, there are about 160 castes. Being backward for long, it is challenging to compete with them. It is well-known that only 4-5 castes like Yadava, Goud, and Mudiraj dominate the BCs. They became politically dominant in the name of the whole BC community, said Venkateshwarlu. BK Burman Roys Census of India report 1961-62, Satya Pal Committee in 2016, AP State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in 2017, and Chellappa Commission in Telangana recommended the inclusion of the Boya/Valmiki community members into the Scheduled Tribe list without any area restrictions. This reporting is made possible with support from Report for the World, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.
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Gujjar leader Vijay Bainsla of Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (GASS), which had threatened to oppose Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) in Rajasthan, on Monday indicated a softening of attitude after the outfits leaders held a meeting with ministers in the Ashok Gehlot government in
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), which is running an alliance government with the Congress and the RJD, is also set to join Rahul Gandhi in his ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, on Tuesday, in an attempt to exhibit opposition unity amid the political brick-batting in the
Rahul Gandhi had launched an attack on the BJP accusing them of not believing in the Constitution of India and trying to deprive Dalits, tribals, underpriviledged and minorities of their rights.
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What was Rahul Gandhi trying to prove by sparking a Savarkar Controversy in the midst of the Bharat Jodo Yatra? Was it a conscious decision to build an ideological foundation for the party and for his own image? In Maharashtra, where he made this statement, a sizeable portion of the population holds Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in high regard
The Congress has oftenand justlybeen criticised for waffling on ideological issues. Yet, when Rahul Gandhi takes a firm stand, there is no lack of those who criticise his bluntness. The rift valley in Indian politics is between those who believe that India belongs to all Indians equally and those who privilege the dominant religious majority. Our electoral system has over the last eight years passed the banner to those who wish to make India a Hindu Raj. The fact, however, is that while four-fifths of Indians subscribe to some version of Hinduism as a personal religion, only a third of Indians have voted for the BJP. Yet, our electoral system has granted two-thirds of the seats to those who have triumphed in only one-third of the nations votes. This has resulted in the skewed position of most of Indias peninsular and peripheral states voting for non-denominational parties while the heartland votes the other way. This has fostered the most divisive politics in modern Indias history. It is why Rahul Gandhi is undertaking his Bharat Jodo Yatra. The country needs uniting, not dividing. It is in this context that Rahuls raising the question of Vinayak Savarkar, the ideological father of hindutva, needs to be viewed. Were ideological waffling to continue, Rahul would be best advised to ignore Savarkar. If, on the other hand, ideological clarity is the need of the hour, then the yatra is designed to highlight the gaping void between the vision of India espoused by Savarkar and the idea of India that inspired the freedom movement and nation-building till eight years ago. For almost exactly a century, the Savarkar view, first articulated publicly in 1923, has been that only Hindus are Indians and only if the non-Hindus accept this proposition that they qualify for the right to live in this land. Savarkar was explicit. There were two nations in Indiaa Hindu nation and a Muslim nationand as the overwhelmingly larger nation was Hindu, a genuine India had to be a Hindu nation. Jinnah eventually agreed. I stress eventually because from the initial espousal of the two-nation theory in the 1890s through the elaboration of this theory in Savarkars works through the 1920s and 1930s Jinnah remained, at least till 1927, the ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity. It was only in 1940 that he emerged as the champion of a separate homeland for the Muslim nation, as much a fiction as Savarkars Hindu nation, for although there was a Muslim majority in the north-west and East Bengal, the Muslim community permeated the Hindu-majority areas. Inevitably, therefore, more than a third of the subcontinents Muslims fell out of the Muslim-majority areas. The principal ideological question at Partition was whether India should follow Pakistan in becoming a religion-based state. Savarkars answer was yes. The Congress led by the Mahatma said, no. All Indians are Indians. Gandhiji won us our freedom by emphasising that the ends never justify the means. For ends to be pure, means must also be pure. And by eschewing opportunism and sticking to ideological principles irrespective of the passing political compulsions of the moment, we won. Rahuls remarks on Savarkar are part of this ideological belief and value system. If waffling on secularism has cost the Congress dear, Rahul has shown that it is not by becoming hindutvas B-team but by standing up for its core beliefs that the Congress will partner the non-denominational parties to challenge the forces of hindutva. We must remain ideologically consistent if in 2024 we are to unite the two-thirds of the electorate who, even at the peak of the BJPs election winning streak, flinched from supporting the BJPs ideology. Aiyar is a former Union minister and social commentator.
Nearly 4,000 police personnel will be deployed in different cities of the state for Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi when it enters the state in the first week of December.
As part of his 'Bharat Jodo Yatra',Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his sister, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Friday performed 'aarti' of the holy river Narmada at the Bramhapuri Ghat in Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa district.They also offered prayers at the famous Omkareshwar Temple on a hillock by the river that houses one of the 12 ' jyotirlingas '.
Amid factional fights intensifying in Rajasthan Congress after chief minister Ashok Gehlot targeted his former deputy Sachin Pilot before the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) entering the state, a concerned central leadership of the party is sending AICC general secretary
His comment provided enough ammunition for the BJP, which has bestowed upon itself the position of protector of Hindu culture and pride, to push back with all guns blazing
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A US Citizen who joined Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh said he wants Rahul Gandhi to succeed in unifying India. The call is very clear.. Bharat Jodo. I hope Rahul Gandhi succeeds in unifying India, he said.
BJP national spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra on Thursday said that prominent leaders of Congress were ignoring Gujarat. He said that Rahul Gandhi had made very few visits to the state and others were not coming.Patra was in the city to campaign for his party.
Stating that popularity of Rahul Gandhi is increasing in the country, he said the party state unit will follow the directions of the high command with regard to political alliances.
In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Ashok Gehlot, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, took time out from campaigning along with Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat to deliver his biggest takedown yet of Sachin Pilot, who he referred to six times in the conversation as 'traitor'. We analyse his strong comments.
As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Madhya Pradesh yesterday, here's a glimpse from inside one of the tents housing the participants of the nationwide rally. It is not easy to walk 25-30 km, but crores of people still walk every day. There are villages where people have to walk 15 km to fetch water, Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar tells NDTV.
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As the states ruling Congress gears up for Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY) slated to enter the state next month, the Opposition BJP plans to hold a parallel yatra, to be called Jan Aakrosh Rath Yatra (JATY), and a series of public meetings of its senior leaders around the same time
Rahul Gandhi to visit tribal leader Tantya Mamas birthplace in MPs Khandwa Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra that entered in Madhya Pradesh witnessed a huge gathering of party leaders, workers and general public in Burhanpur district. Bhopal: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra that entered in Madhya Pradesh witnessed a huge  The post Rahul Gandhi to visit tribal leader Tantya Mamas birthplace in MPs Khandwa appeared first on Mangalorean.com .
Rahul Gandhi repeated his lie of vanvasi rights being snatched away while stating that Adivasis are the first owners of the country. He made a similar false statement in April 2019 when he claimed that the Modi government had included a provision in the Adivasi law which will empower the government to shoot down Tribals Continue reading RAHUL GANDHI PEDDLES LIES ABOUT VANVASI RIGHTS BEING TAKEN AWAY The post RAHUL GANDHI PEDDLES LIES ABOUT VANVASI RIGHTS BEING TAKEN AWAY appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .
NDTV is on the election radar again - this time, travelling from Navsari to Surat in poll-bound Gujarat. The big guns - namely Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stepped down into the battlefield, campaigning in Navsari, Surat and Amreli respectively. On Breaking Views tonight, we spoke to some of the people from these constituencies - and what party they think will come to power.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked on what moral ground is the Congress seeking votes in Gujarat when its leader was joined in his Bharat Jodo Yatra by a woman who stalled the Narmada dam project for three decades. Modi was referring to Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar joining the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Continue reading YOU WALKED WITH THOSE WHO OPPOSED NARMADA DAM: PM MODI SLAMS CONGRESS AS ACTIVIST MEDHA PATKAR JOINS BHARAT JODO YATRA The post YOU WALKED WITH THOSE WHO OPPOSED NARMADA DAM: PM MODI SLAMS CONGRESS AS ACTIVIST MEDHA PATKAR JOINS BHARAT JODO YATRA appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .
No matter what 'tamasha' they are going to make, the BJP is not going to make it. There is a huge undercurrent in favour of the Congress. The BJP is losing Gujarat. We have the right to choose our own strategy. We have been able to touch the voters not twice but more than that, said Gaurav Pandhi, Congress spokesperson, said when asked why Rahul Gandhi is joining the Gujarat campaign only now.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi asks on what moral ground is the Congress seeking votes in Gujarat when its leader was joined in his Bharat Jodo Yatra by a woman who stalled the Narmada dam project for three decades. Modi was referring to Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar joining the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra on Saturday.
With a series of tweets showing letters and video clips, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today countered Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remarks about Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar's mercy petitions to the British when jailed during the freedom struggle.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena faction on Friday warned that its partnership with ideologically antithetical partner Congress could be at risk amid a disagreement over their views on right-wing ideologue VD Savarkar.
A day after Uddhav Thackeray said his party disagreed with Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's criticism of Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar over mercy petitions to the British during the freedom struggle, Sanjay Raut, one of his closest aides, went a step ahead warning that Mr Gandhi's remarks could damage the future of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition in Mahrashtra. Several Congress leaders spoke to me. Maharashtra Congress leaders also get embarassed by such comments, he said.
Rahul Gandhi will campaign in Gujarat on Monday. PM Modi will also be in the state for campaigning.
Reacting to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's criticism of Hindutva ideologue VD Savarkar over mercy petitions to the British Raj, Congress partner and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today said his party - the Shiv Sena faction that he leads - has immense respect for VD Savarkar. The remark created controversy with the BJP and VD Savarkar's grandson Ranjit Savarkar lashing out at Mr Gandhi.
Congress leader #RahulGandhi on Thursday said Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar #savarkar helped the British, adding that he wrote a mercy petition to the then rulers. Addressing a press conference, Gandhi showed a paper to the media persons, claiming it was a letter written by Savarkar to the British.
Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra has entered 70th day. The Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi is currently in Maharashtra. Through this Yatra Rahul Gandhi is meeting people and trying to rekindle the Congress connect. In this episode of the Editorial our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the... The post Editorial with Sujit Nair: Is Bharat Jodo Yatra Helping Rahul Gandhi? appeared first on HW News English .
Beirut: Several reformist lawmakers strongly condemned Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah's statements against protesters on October 17, 2019, accusing them of being sponsored by the US and the US Embassy in Lebanon. On Saturday, MP Ibrahim Manimaneh said, The one who weakens the state is the one who uses his weapons at home and in the field. He is the one who left the borders wide open, and he is the one who messed up constitutional deadlines like presidential elections and government formation. He is the one who protects the corrupt. Also Read: Yugen - Buddhist concept that aids in accepting the profound and enigmatic The kingdom has been weakened by them covering your weapons while you cover their corruption. All serve to further corrupt foreign agendas and projects. The MP asserted that October 17 would be remembered as a historic day commemorating a cross-communal national uprising. In his Friday speech, Nasrallah accused the Lebanese who took to the streets of treason. He claimed that Hezbollah was behind the suppression of these protests and confronting the US-created chaos in Lebanon. According to independent MP Abdel Rahman Bizri, Lebanese, from various sects and affiliations, took to the streets on 17 October to remind the world that the state belongs to them, not politicians. Bizri said of Nasrallah's speech, We had hoped to reach an internal understanding on the next president by finding common ground around a candidate who doesn't support everyone, but represents everyone. It would have been better to wait for the decision of the foreign parties. We have already tested such decisions regionally and internationally, and the results have been disastrous. As parliamentarians, we feel as if we failed to elect the president, and we are ashamed before the people who elected us. Independent MPs will meet with MPs from other blocs early next week to clarify a common vision and possibly surprise. According to al-Qaqour, Nasrallah criticized protesters during the revolution and to this day while defending former President Michel Aoun and the regime. Also Read: Bommai questions Rahul Gandhi's silence on 'Hindu' remark You and your allies created corruption and bankruptcy, she said, referring to Nasrallah, but the October 17 Revolution was an honest moment that broke your oppression and forced you to listen to the voice of the people. We will move forward and stay strong, no matter how many accusations you level at us. , which it claims is based on corruption, smuggling and communalism. At the moment, Hezbollah is unwilling to make political concessions in order to reach an agreement in parliament on a future president. According to a political source following the presidential election, talks proposed by parliament speaker Nabih Berri are no longer sufficient to break the current impasse. Hezbollah's parliamentary faction continues to abstain from voting in the presidential election season. Simultaneously, the Free Patriotic Movement, a Hezbollah ally, rejects the candidacy of former minister Suleyman Frangih, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Nasrallah also mentioned the Lebanese army in his speech, which is significant because many believe the army's commander, General Joseph Aoun, may run for president. The United States publicly declares its support for the Lebanese army, which it believes is qualified to confront resistance, but we have confidence in the army and its command, which rejects any confrontation with us. does, he said. We want a president who will not stab the resistance in the back, Nasrallah explained. We want a president who knows resistance has his back, a brave president who ... puts the national interest ahead of his own fear, a president who cannot be sold or bought. Also Read: Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus passes away at 81 According to Nasrallah, the presidency is directly linked to national security, and we cannot fill the void with anyone.
JERUSALEM: Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu will be officially nominated to form the government on Sunday, a victory for the former veteran prime minister who vowed to take office. Netanyahu and his far-right allies were awarded a clear majority in the 120-seat parliament on 1 November after a period of unprecedented political stalemate, resulting in five elections in less than four years. The result has guaranteed Netanyahu's return and opened the door for him to become the most right-wing administration in the nation's history. Also read: Yugen - Buddhist concept that aids in accepting the profound and enigmatic At around noon (1000 GMT), President Isaac Herzog will formally delegate the task to him, when 64 lawmakers suggested that he be elected to the position. The veteran right-winger, who is facing corruption charges, which he denies, has at least 28 of his allies, two ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties and an ultra-right coalition known as Religious Zionism. There will be days Following Herzog's announcement, Netanyahu, 73, is expected to deliver a speech. As uneasiness grows in some quarters over Netanyahu's policy plans and the objectives of his controversial governing partners, his actions will be closely monitored in the coming weeks. Israel's authority, a long-standing goal of comprehensive judicial reforms, is expected to be ratified by the new administration. This could include an override clause, which would allow Parliament to defy the Supreme Court whenever it rules that a piece of legislation is unconstitutional. Also read: 6 Things you should avoid during Chandragrahan Additionally, Netanyahu's administration may assume full authority over the selection of judges for the Supreme Court, a task currently performed by a committee of legislators, judges and lawyers. It is difficult for me to exaggerate the harm and danger of the proposed reforms, said Suzi Navot, a constitutional law professor at the Israel Democracy Institute think tank. Given the broad ideological consensus in the incoming government, Netanyahu may ask for a two-week extension of his initial mandate, but he is expected to announce a coalition agreement shortly. The co-leaders of the religious Zionism bloc, Itamar Ben-Gavir and Bezel Smotrich, have publicly demanded control over the ministries of public security and defense. Ben-Gwir, a flamboyant figure known for his anti-Arab remarks and vehemently calling for annexing the entire West Bank to Israel, has repeatedly called on security forces to quell the Palestinian unrest. urged to use more force. According to the United Nations, recent months have seen the highest level of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, with almost daily army raids, escalation of conflict and increased attacks on Israeli forces. The Middle East peace process, which was largely abandoned, collapsed during Netanyahu's previous administration as Israeli settlements developed in the occupied West Bank. Herzog, who plays a largely symbolic role, reportedly tried to persuade outgoing Premier Yair Lapid's defense minister Benny Gantz to join Netanyahu in forming a unity cabinet to prevent Ben-Gavir from becoming prime minister. Also read: Bommai questions Rahul Gandhi's silence on 'Hindu' remark The claims were openly denied by the presidency. Herzog, however, told Ben-Gwir this week that he was the subject of questions from Israeli citizens and world leaders ... very sensitive questions on human rights. Further, he added, You and your party have a special image, and I will say it with utmost honesty, is worrying in many respects.
Shera had won the 2018 Vidhan Sabha poll from Burhanpur seat as an independent after the Congress denied him a ticket, instead choosing a supporter of Arun Yadav, who finished third in the contest.
On Truth vs Hype, an immersive report from inside the Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra to give you a glimpse of how Rahul Gandhi's long march has been designed.
Tokyo: Buddhist aesthetics were praised by Western audiences, who identified with the Zen concept of yegen, often translated into English as a sense of esoteric depth. The subtlety of sensation, which is best described through images, misses this definition, as Watts explains in his lecture The Way of Tea. You might have this experience when you watch the sun set beyond a chaotic hill, watch wild geese flying across a cloud bank, or aimlessly on an unfamiliar path like an old mining trail or an abandoned railroad. walk regularly. Also Read: 6 Things you should avoid during Chandragrahan According to Watts, these encounters are unusual because our perception is generally guided by two drives: the need to survive and the desire to be understood. In survival mode, we notice only those things that satisfy our most basic needs, and in comprehension mode, we only notice things that are consistent with our preconceived notions. Then, as suddenly as the weather, there are moments that quell our everyday worries and draw us behind a wall, or into unknown areas on the other side of that door. The fundamental idea behind Yagen is that there is always something beyond, and beyond, another beyond, and beyond, another, and so on, indefinitely. The gate and the depth open to each other. Enough is an illusion; Only more is real. Also Read: Bommai questions Rahul Gandhi's silence on 'Hindu' remark Encourage your own Yagen moments. Set aside one hour in the morning or evening. Go for a walk alone As you move forward, think about the exciting anticipations of childhood. everything is possible! Pay close attention to any thresholds along the way, such as doors, gates, fences, windows, manholes, tree hollows, mountains, clouds, puddles and fountains. What's on the opposite side? Play with the possibilities in your mind; Stranger, better. Also Read: Pope calls on politicians in Lebanon to set aside personal interests When you get home, write a sentence or draw a small picture to represent this walk on a piece of paper. Keep the page in a jewelry box, in a drawer, under your mattress, or between the pages of a book. Take out the page and keep in mind that if you're feeling worn out and tired, there's something else.
Tehran: Iran's intelligence minister has threatened the country with terrorist operations, following Britain's condemnation of attempted threatening acts against London-based Iran international journalists. Ismail Khatib said Iran International is regarded by the Islamic Republic as a terrorist organization in an interview with the supreme leader's website that was published on Wednesday. He also said that any person associated with the channel, including its employees, would be investigated by the Intelligence Ministry. Iran International's parent company Volant Media said in a statement on Monday that two of its journalists were recently informed of the threats. The Metropolitan Police has now formally informed both journalists that they face an immediate, credible and serious risk to their lives and the lives of their families as a result of these threats. According to the statement, the Metropolitan Police directly informed additional members of our staff of the various threats. Also Read: 6 Things you should avoid during Chandragrahan Khatib said the Islamic republic would not commit itself to combating insecurity coming from other countries, without specifically saying that it would attack the UK. Unlike the UK, we will never support terrorism and insecurity in other countries, but we have no responsibility to prevent insecurity there too. Therefore, the minister said, Britain will pay for its actions aimed at making Iran uncomfortable. To do. The current wave of protests in Iran, sparked by the custodial death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, was attributed by the speaker to the UK, US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, echoing statements made by her . Supreme leaders and other officials. He insisted that an influence campaign to destabilize the Islamic republic had been launched as part of a hybrid war, and added that Israel played a more explicit role in operations in the region, while the UK did not. Played a more propaganda-focused role. The operations against the Islamic Republic, which received financial support from Saudi Arabia, have continued especially for foreign protests such as the large rally in Berlin last month. Large gatherings of Iranians living abroad in Berlin in October angered the Iranian government in Tehran, which attempted to curtail opposition gathering. He claimed that the British government today had crossed the security red lines of the Islamic Republic by supporting satellite channels such as Iran International and the BBC that are part of its media infrastructure. His remarks came after the British House of Commons debated on Tuesday designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. Also Read: Bommai questions Rahul Gandhi's silence on 'Hindu' remark Police have provided credible information to British-Iranian journalists who are currently based in the UK, indicating that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is at risk for their lives. What else needs to be done before the IRGC is outlawed outright? the wanted? British Conservative MP Bob Blackman spoke at the gathering. Later on Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists demanded that British officials hold the Islamic Republic of Iran accountable for its international crimes, furthering the safety of Iran's international staff members who were at risk. Sheriff Mansour, the Middle East and North Africa program coordinator for CPJ, said Iranian authorities have repeatedly tried to silence journalists around the world while acting with impunity. Also Read: Numerous people fill Bahrain's national stadium for the pope's main Mass UK authorities must ensure that Iran International employees are safe and must make it clear that any threats against journalists on British soil will not be tolerated. This trend will only get worse, and the security of journalists is unacceptable. The threat will remain, unless foreign governments hold Iran accountable.
JERUSALEM: Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who is credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, was honored by the Jerusalem municipality on Tuesday by naming a square in his honor. Sousa Mendes was honored for her bravery at a ceremony in Jerusalem's Kiryat Hyowel neighborhood, attended by descendants of several survivors and members of their own families. Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Sher declared, This small area of Jerusalem, the Eternal City, now bears the name of a hero. Consider the thousands of people who pass through here every day. Perhaps the vast majority of them were Jews. Those were saved as a result of the bravery of Ambassador Sousa Mendes, he said. Also Read: Bommai questions Rahul Gandhi's silence on 'Hindu' remark History did not immediately recognize their courage and sacrifice, but now we need to remember them more than ever. Anti-Semitism lurks all around us and affects every aspect of our lives. We must now take into account the courage of this hero, said the lion. Estimates suggest that Sousa Mendes saved 30,000 people during World War II, of whom 10,000 were Jewish, although an exact figure has never been established. Sousa Mendez defied instructions from Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar and his infamous Circular 14 decree while serving as Portugal's Consul General in Bordeaux, France in 1940. The decree forbade the country's diplomats from, among other things, issuing visas to Jewish refugees. , Mendes issued visas to all who wanted to escape the growing terror of Nazi Germany, despite the risks to themselves and their families. But few people were aware of his antics. Dr Olivia Matisse, president of the Sosa Mendes Foundation and a descendant of one of those rescued, told The Times of Israel: Twelve years ago I and a group of others started this foundation to give credit to this hero. which is not widely known but should be. Even after Portugal became a democracy in 1974, according to Matisse, there were forces in the Portuguese government loyal to the old regime that were repressing the story, who claimed that the Susa Mendes story was initially suppressed by the Salazar dictatorship. went. For glorifying its disobedience. Portugal has begun giving Sousa Mendes the recognition she deserves, after being celebrated by Israeli and American diplomats as well as the Sousa Mendes Foundation, and in 2021 a tomb will be built in her honor at the nation's national pantheon. will build. According to Matisse, Sousa Mendes broke the law because it violated his conscience, who also noted that he had reportedly told his family that he was to stand with man against God despite pressure from the Portuguese government. instead stand with God. She said, He lost everything. Also Read: Greek Orthodox Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus passes away at 81 Susa Mendes' family of 15 had been socially isolated and left in utter poverty after she and her family of 15 were recalled and blacklisted in Lisbon. Because of the diplomat's bravery, during the war the Jewish community of Lisbon decided to feed Sousa Mendes and her family to the local soup kitchen. During the Holocaust, very few people actually saved the Jews. Jerusalem deputy mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum said she was sitting next to Gerald Mendes, Sosa Mendes' grandson, who had come for the event. This man is under-recognized, she said. According to Hassan-Nahoum, she hopes to add public art or a sculpture to the recently inaugurated square. Jorge Cabral, Lisbon's ambassador to Israel, greeted the crowd with a Portuguese accent in Hebrew before praising a courageous and extraordinary man, a human being, and a diplomat who saved the Jews from a cruel and abhorrent fate. In his own words, Today's tribute is an opportunity to see this man within himself in search of the values of peace, love, humanity and compassion for one another. Without knowledge of the past, we cannot understand the present or the future. We must keep in mind, Cabral said. A 50-year-old resident of the building closest to the square told The Times of Israel after the opening ceremony, It's great... I can watch it and protect it from my window. A large number of people witnessed the ceremony in a generally quiet neighborhood. Gerald, the grandson of Sosa Mendes, was surrounded by curious children as he stood outside in a blue suit. Also Read: November will be observed as Hindu Heritage Month in Canada Many of the children were prompted to go and shake the hand of Gerald, the grandson of the man who helped many, when an onlooker told them who Gerald's grandfather was and how many Jewish lives he saved from Nazi atrocities.
Theran: Iran has executed two men convicted of killing four police officers in a region that experienced a wave of violence in September of 2016; The judiciary made the announcement on Wednesday. According to the judiciary's Mizan online website, two members of the Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) terrorist organization Rashid Baloch and Ishaq Askani were hanged yesterday in Zahedan prison. The group was formed in 2012 by former members of the extremist Sunni Muslim group Jaish al-Adl, which oversees a bloody insurgency in Sistan-Balochistan on Iran's border with Pakistan. Also Read: Bommai questions Rahul Gandhi's silence on 'Hindu' remark According to Mizan Online, two men were indicted for killing four police border guards and injuring several other officers in the southeastern province in 2016. Clashes broke out in Zahedan after Friday prayers on September 30, according to officials, in which dozens of people, including six security personnel, were killed. According to Iranian media outlets, Jaish al-Adl at the time claimed responsibility for the attack on a police station during the unrest. Also Read: Pope calls on politicians in Lebanon to set aside personal interests But Maulvi Molawi Abdul Hameed, a prominent figure in the Sistan-Sunni Balochistan community, denied that Jaish al-Adl or any other group was responsible for the violence. Area officials, including the police chief in Zahedan, fired two senior security officials following an investigation requested by Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi. Two weeks had passed since the murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by Tehran's ethics police for allegedly breaking Iran's strict dress code for women. Mahsa Amini was 22 years old at the time of her death. Also Read: Here is why it is considered inauspicious to offer water to Tulsi Plant on Ekadashi and Sundays Amnesty International, a rights organization based in London, claims Iran will use the second highest number of capital punishments after China, with at least 314 executions scheduled for 2021.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi resumed the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Biloli in Nanded district of Maharashtra on Wednesday morning as the foot march entered its 63rd day. Gandhi halted briefly at some places to interact with locals who had gathered to greet him. All India Congress Committee general secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal, Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole, Mumbai party chief Bhai Jagtap, Naseem Khan, Vishwajit Kadam and other party leaders walked with Gandhi. AICC general secretary (communications) Jairam Ramesh, Congress veteran Digvijaya Singh and party leader Kanhaiya Kumar walked with the Seva Dal workers. Gandhi had on Tuesday visited a gurdwara in Nanded and targeted the Narendra Modi-led Union government over demonetisation, unemployment and the politics of hatred. The foot march was on Tuesday marred by the death of a senior functionary of the Congress Seva Dal. This is the third day of the yatra in Maharashtra. The participants led by Gandhi had enter
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited a gurdwara in Nanded district as the Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Maharashtra on Monday. The Wayanad MP offered his prayers at the gurdwara on the occasion of the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
The fight for Himachal has just picked up pace. While the BJP released its manifesto that said it will implement the Uniform Civil Code if it comes back to power, Rahul Gandhi will be making his first appearance at the state election campaign on the 8th. The Bharatiya Janata Party emerged victorious in four of the seven assembly seats whose results were declared today. Uddhav Thackeray's faction won its first election after a BJP-backed coup led by Eknath Shinde split Shiv Sena and other top stories.
Two images have really caught my eye, recently. Rishi Sunaks washboard abs in his tucked-in office shirts, and Rahul Gandhi sprinting spontaneously and without any signs of fatigue against a trio of young boys during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Both reveal a long-term, sustained commitment to fitness, the kind that cant be faked by staged photo-ops or cunning photoshop. A nation likes to feel its leaders are fit. It reassures the populance, makes them feel like they are in capable, disciplined hands. A leader who wakes up early, watches what he eats (and drinks), spends time outdoors, and can do any number of push-ups, both one-handed and two-handed, is clearly in control of his body and mind. This clean, wholesome fitness is a huge part of the cult around leaders like Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and the late Queen Elizabeth II. They ride bicycles, walk dogs, ski, box, swim and run. Then there is Vladimir Putin who has taken the fit leader archetype to dizzying new heights. Often photographed riding horses with a gold chain glinting alluringly against his smooth bare chest, he is also been clicked shirtless with a rifle, shirtless while fishing in a mountain stream, shirtless while swimming the butterfly stroke, you get the picture. It is all part of his macho, man-of-action image, and when sniggered at by other G7 leaders, he has retorted that, You would look disgusting, shirtless, which, let us face it (and not to fat/flab shame anyone) is an argument that carries some weight. But even Putin must bow before the mightiest of them allNorth Koreas Kim Jong-un, who once, jaw-droppingly, climbed the 8,500 foot Mt. Paektu, while it was fully covered in snow and he was fully covered in an ankle length trenchcoat and immaculately shined leather shoes. The official newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, reported that, His eyes reflected the strong beams of the gifted great person seeing in the majestic spirit of Mount Paektu the appearance of a powerful socialist nation which dynamically advances full of vigour without vacillation at any raving dirty wind on the planet. Our Modi ji is no slouch either. He congratulates all our athletes on Twitter. He watches their biopics, meets them, and asks them what their mothers give them to eat. Why, if you tune into the BJPs official YouTube channel, you can enjoy any number of episodes of the animated series yoga with Modi where a muscular, and extremely flexible cartoon with Modi jis face on it performs the most difficult of asanas with ease and a beatific smile. Coming back to Rahul, his critics have been sneering that all he will prove by walking 3,750km, is that he is a good walker. So what? They are being deliberately disingenuous. Fitness is important. Putin knows that. Sunak knows that. Even the North Koreans know that. By marching doughtily from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, 24km a day, for 150 days, through sun, hail, rain and probably snow, with a beard growing bushier and more Modi-esque by the minute, and media attention and public interest snowballing with every step he takes, Rahul is demonstrating the very discipline, accessibility, charisma and complete commitment that his critics claim he lacks. Rahul is not merely trying to flex his fitness. He is trying to prove that he is fit enough for the top job. It is a point he may very well end up proving. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dubbed as Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress kickstarted its 3,570-km march from Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7 this year. The march will last over 5 months and will cover 12 States before terminating at Srinagar. Currently, the Bharat Jodo Yatra is moving past Telangana, where Muslim intellectuals and leaders aired their grievances to Rahul Continue reading MUSLIM INTELLECTUALS MEET RAHUL GANDHI DURING HIS BHARAT JODO YATRA IN HYDERABAD, DEMAND PROTECTION, DISCUSS UAPA AND PROTECTION OF WAQF The post MUSLIM INTELLECTUALS MEET RAHUL GANDHI DURING HIS BHARAT JODO YATRA IN HYDERABAD, DEMAND PROTECTION, DISCUSS UAPA AND PROTECTION OF WAQF appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .
On 2nd November 2022, former Bollywood actress and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt joined Rahul Gandhi in his container rally called Bharat Jodo Yatra which is currently passing through Telangana. Pooja Bhatt joined the yatra in Hyderabad as she walked alongside Rahul Gandhi for some time on Wednesday morning. Pooja is the daughter of director Mahesh Bhatt Continue reading AS POOJA BHATT JOINS RAHUL GANDHI IN BHARAT JODO YATRA, HERES A THROWBACK TO THE TIME WHEN HER FATHER PRAISED HATE PREACHER ZAKIR NAIK The post AS POOJA BHATT JOINS RAHUL GANDHI IN BHARAT JODO YATRA, HERES A THROWBACK TO THE TIME WHEN HER FATHER PRAISED HATE PREACHER ZAKIR NAIK appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .
Rahul Gandhi's interactions with the public during the Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra continue to get attention - the latest being his helping two women who got injured while on the march as part of his procession in Telangana.
Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt joined the Bharat Jodo Yatra here on Wednesday and walked with Rahul Gandhi. Ms Bhatt, the first noted Bollywood celebrity to have joined the Yatra, was seen walking with Mr Gandhi while having a discussion with him. People cheered as she walked for some distance at a brisk pace with Mr Gandhi.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh underscored that the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra's objectives are purely political and it has nothing to do with electoral concerns. I don't think you should conflate the yatra with either a bypoll or even a vidhan sabha election in Himachal or Gujarat. Bharat Jodo Yatra's objectives are simply not electoral, it is a political yatra by a political party. I don't think electoral prospects are the be-all and end-all of the yatra, Mr Ramesh told NDTV.
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In this episode, our Managing Editor Sujit Nair discusses Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra and its impact with Branding Guru Tarun Chauhan. #RahulGandhi #BharatJodoYatra #Congress #EditorialWithSujitNair #HWNews The post Editorial With Sujit Nair: Is Rahul Gandhi Walking To Victory? appeared first on HW News English .
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pressed ahead with his party's Bharat Jodo Yatra amid heavy rain in Karnataka on Monday. Hundreds of people, some with umbrellas, accompanied Mr Gandhi. He started walking from Hiriyur in Tumakuru district. Mr Gandhi had also addressed a rally on the outskirts of Mysuru in amid rain last week, when he said othing can stop us.
Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda led a show of strength in Assam with a focus on the national election in 2024 in the north-east. Mr Shah also took a swipe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra. Mr Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first leader who started the actual Bharat jodo.
Political analyst Sanjay Kumar said that in a month the Congress and Rahul Gandhi's image has changed with the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra. Mr Gandhi is trying to do something which traditional politicians have done in the past. But whether that connect on the ground will pay electoral dividend is still in question.
Journalist Arati R Jerath said unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi may not be a good orator, but he is good at connecting with people on a personal level. She said that with Karnataka set to go to the polls, the Congress seems to be putting in all its efforts.
Rahul Gandhi is an extremely good human being with a big heart and truly compassionate spirit, said Shashi Tharoor. But he doesn't perhaps always come across as someone who is practical in politics, he said on Mr Gandhi's greatest weakness.
Shashi Tharoor, the first leader to announce his candidature for the Congress president election, speaks to NDTV ahead of filing nominations for the October 17 Congress president election. I have been calling for elections for the party presidency ever since Rahul Gandhi resigned in 2019, he said, adding that his message was that elections were desirable and they will do good for the party.
Bharat Jodo Yatra Day 21: Rahul Gandhi resumes Yatra from Pandikkad
As Congress gears up for elections to the post of party president, one matter is still sitting uncomfortably. Although there have been reports that Rahul Gandhi wont be contesting the elections, his ongoing Bharat Jodo...
BOOM found that the image of Rahul Gandhi with his niece Miraya Vadra was clicked on August 20, 2015 in New Delhi.
At press conferences since Bharat Jodo Yatra commenced, Rahul Gandhi has issued cryptic statements when asked about contesting the Congress presidential election. These have ranged from giving lofty philosophical advice to hard-nosed politicians contesting the...
Rahul Gandhi today strongly indicated that Ashok Gehlot, who is set to run for Congress president, cannot keep two posts if he wins. His rival Sachin Pilot may replace him as Rajasthan Chief Minister, sources say.
Ernakulam: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and others during the 15th day of partys Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ernakulam, Kerala, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. (PTI Photo) Ernakulam: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and others during the 15th day of partys Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ernakulam, Kerala, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. (PTI Photo) Ernakulam: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
'One-man, one-post' pledge to be maintained: Rahul Gandhi
'There is only one leader who hasnt done a press conference as yet,' Rahul Gandhi takes a jibe at PM
Rahul Gandhi today said he backed the Congress's one man, one post rule, a sign that Ashok Gehlot, the frontrunner for Congress president, may not get to play a double role. We have made a commitment in Udaipur, I expect that will be maintained, Rahul Gandhi said at a briefing in Kerala.
As the race for congress president heats up, NDTV's Sreeja MS speaks to congress bearers in Kerala's Cochin. For the first time in over two decades, congress is holding the presidential elections. Our correspondent has been able to gauge the pulse of the congress workers during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra on why they want Rahul Gandhi to be their president, and how it is a tough choice between Ashok Gehlot and Shashi Tharoor.
Mahatma Gandhi famously used political tours to connect with the people and turn their minds against the ruling dispensation. His most famous yatra was Dandi March, with a single point agenda of removing salt tax....
I honestly think Rahul Gandhi is desperate and will do anything to attract attention right now. Thus his Bharat Jodo Yatra even though his message is not for every Indian but only for the states...
Congresss Bharat Jodo Yatra appears yet another attempt to relaunch Rahul Gandhi. Party president elections are due next month, a post Rahul resigned from three years ago. He has again indicated he doesnt want the...
As Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra completes a week today, the foot march has continued to make headlines. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday kick-started the fourth day of the Kerala leg of the 3,570-kilometre padyatra by offering obeisance to social reformer Sree Narayana Guru at Sivagiri Mutt in Thiruvananthapuram. Sharing pictures from the visit, Continue reading IGNITED RSS SHORTS, RAHUL GANDHIS BURBERRY T-SHIRT AND MORE: BHARAT JODO YATRAS MYRIAD CONTROVERSIES IN ITS FIRST WEEK The post IGNITED RSS SHORTS, RAHUL GANDHIS BURBERRY T-SHIRT AND MORE: BHARAT JODO YATRAS MYRIAD CONTROVERSIES IN ITS FIRST WEEK appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .
Chai breaks, chats, and more: A day in the life of Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Yatra
Rahul Gandhi wore a Burburry T-shirt on his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kanyakumari last week, and all hell broke loose. Saffron sleuths unearthed the price tag of the T-shirt: Rs 41,257. And Amit Shah put...
I don't want to talk about T-shirts, underwear: Jairam Ramesh on BJPs dig at Rahul Gandhis t-shirt
On September 11, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi willspend the nightat a school in Thiruvananthapuram instead of the containers meant for leaders during his Bharat Jodo Yatra along with the staff and other leaders. Initially, permission was taken by the local administration to establish the camp for the containers at Agriculture college in Thiruvananthapuram but the Continue reading BHARAT JODO YATRA: RAHUL GANDHI TO ABANDON HIS LUXURY CONTAINER FOR THE NIGHT AND SLEEP IN A SCHOOL AFTER LEFT-WING STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST CONTAINER CAMP The post BHARAT JODO YATRA: RAHUL GANDHI TO ABANDON HIS LUXURY CONTAINER FOR THE NIGHT AND SLEEP IN A SCHOOL AFTER LEFT-WING STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST CONTAINER CAMP appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .
Minutes after Rahul Gandhis conversation with the controversial Christian pastor George Ponniah from Kanniyakumari went viral where he was heard asking, So, Jesus Christ is a form of God. Is that correct? To which, the...
The Congress began its Kanyakumari to Kashmir Bharat Jodo Yatra on 7 September with over 100 yatris, including former party president Rahul Gandhi, setting off on the ostensible long nationwide march. In this episode of the Editorial, our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the matter. ... The post Editorial with Sujit Nair: Will Bharat Jodo Yatra Help Congress? appeared first on HW News English .
BJP MP Smriti Irani levels 'Rashtra Droh' charges against Rahul Gandhi
Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi hits out at BJP, RSS
Rahul Gandhis five-month, cross-country Bharat Jodo Yatra, says Congress, will carry the partys message to the nation as well as re-energise an ailing organisation. True, after a string of electoral defeats, multiple high- and low-profile...
The video being shared has been cropped, to exclude the immediate correction Gandhi provides after realising his mistake
Kanyakumari: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the launch of Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Kanyakumari, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI09_07_2022_000309B) Kanyakumari: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the launch of Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Kanyakumari, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (PTI Photo Kanyakumari: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel along with Congress leader Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, along with several party leaders, embarked on the ' Bharat Jodo Yatra ' from here on Thursday, marking the beginning of a challenging journey through which the party is seeking to reach out to people and rejuvenate its organisation.
'Great joy to begin Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari': Rahul Gandhi
Congress's Rahul Gandhi flagged off the party's massive mass contact programme, 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', from Kanyakumari this afternoon, with an eye on the 2024 general elections. The 3,500-km foot march will be covered in 150 days.India is the institutions that protect this flag. India is free media that protects this flag. India is a judiciary that protects this flag. And today every single one of our institutions is under attack by BJP, RSS. They think this flag is their personal property. They think they can determine single-handedly the future of this people, state of this country, Rahul Gandhi said in his address.
Walk of Life: Rahul Gandhi's historic Bharat Jodo Yatra kicks off from Kanyakumari
With an eye on the 2024 general election, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi will launch the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' from Kanyakumari today. The 3,500 kilometre-long-yatra will be covered in nearly 150 days.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who is set to launch the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanyakumari today, visited his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's memorial in Tamil Nadu's Sriperumbudur.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who came to Delhi with a longish o-do list for his 'Mission Opposition', checked off the first item Monday evening, meeting Congress's Rahul Gandhi at his Tughlaq Road residence. Sources said the discussion was entirely on 2024 and the means to unite the opposition, at the end of which Mr Kumar again told reporters that he has no ambition for the top post.
Hatred, anger rising in India: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre, says people afraid of future, unemployment
Delhi: Rahul Gandhi arrives at Ramlila Maidan for Halla Bol rally
There is growing hatred since the BJP government came to power in the country, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today from the stage at the Congress's mega rally against price rise at the Ramlila ground in Delhi. He said people are afraid -- about their future, inflation, and unemployment -- and that's turning them towards hate. BJP and RSS are dividing the country, he added. The '' Mehangai Par Halla Bol rally '' by the grand old party witnessed huge crowds amid tight security arrangements. Several senior party leaders addressed the audience before Mr Gandhi stepped in with his no holds barred attacks against the PM and ruling BJP.
Sonia and Rahul Gandhi playing musical chair for Congress president post: BJP's Sambit Patra
Dear Ghulam Nabiji, I thought you were going to lead our party out of the woods. Instead, you have chosen to walk out. Do you seriously expect to find a Congress destiny outside the Congress? Or, were you in the Congress only because it loaded you over four decades with every office in government or the party that was availableexcept prime minister and party president? If it was your aspiration to lead the party, the opportunity was yours for the asking at next months party presidential elections. Would you have walked out if you, rather than Ashok Gehlot, had been the favoured one? The step you have taken cannot lead to the rejuvenation of our party. You cannot rejuvenate a party from outside. And, if you think you can give a nation-wide alternative to the Congress by becoming a Congress party-in-exile, you will need more than a century and a quarter to accomplish that as the Indian National Congress has done since 1885. Had you stood in next months Congress presidential election, you might well have succeeded in rallying around your standard all those that are in despair over the straits in which the party finds itself today. Even if you had come second, we would have got a measure of how far disillusionment within the party has spread. It might have spread wide. Or it might be confined to those who have enjoyed perks only the party can bestow and suddenly find themselves deprived of it. And if you answer, as you have done, that the presidential elections are rigged from the start of the process at the booth/block/district/state levels to ensure that the chosen one will be elected president, I would like to know whether such distortions of the democratic process began only after Rahul Gandhi became vice president in 2013? Might I take the liberty of reminding you that the process of making him VP had the full concurrence of the wholly nominated Congress Working Committee of which you were the leading member. The CWC elections were held at Tirupati (1992) and Kolkata (1997) under non-Gandhi family presidents. It was only in 1998, and, thereafter, for 25 years, that all CWC positions have been filled by nomination. Those are the precise 25 years during which you were among the Congress presidents closest confidantes. I was confident that once Soniaji came to the helm, we would sincerely implement the Uma Shankar Dikshit committee recommendationsprecisely because Rajiv Gandhi, as Congress President in 1990, had convened an extended meeting of the CWC to endorse the recommendations and then received the unstinted support for this vital step at the AICC session held in Mavlankar Hall, Delhi, in July, 1990. Why in 25 years, when you were at the fulcrum of power, was the Dikshit report pulped to the point that not a single copy is available in AICC or anywhere else? You were general secretary in charge of Tamil Nadu when I had the mortifying experience of hearing you instruct us in 1999 to not canvas for election to the CWC because it had been decided that all CWC posts would be nominated. Had we had CWC elections, a second echelon would have been thrown up, which could have picked up the gauntlet when the challenge was thrown by Rahul Gandhi in May 2019 to choose an alternative to him and his family. If no one had the guts to rise to that challenge, it was because the second line leadership was gutted by the decision to have all of them, including you, nominated. It is tragic that the single most important challenger has fled the battlefield before battle is even joined. Yours in profound sorrow, Mani (Shankar Aiyar)
There is growing hatred since the BJP government came to power in the country, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today from the stage at the Congress's mega rally against price rise that's underway at the Ramlila ground in Delhi. He said people are afraid -- about their future, inflation, and unemployment -- and that's turning them towards hate. BJP and RSS are dividing the country, he added.
There is growing hatred since the BJP government came to power in the country, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today from the stage at the Congress's mega rally against price rise that's underway at the Ramlila ground in Delhi. He said people are afraid -- about their future, inflation, and unemployment -- and that's turning them towards hate. BJP and RSS are dividing the country, he added.
The Congress is in a meltdown. First the series of high profile exits from the party - the latest, Ghulam Nabi Azad who not only left but also launched a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi. Now, more rumblings as the party finally prepares to hold elections to the Congress President's post next month. Senior leader and MP Manish Tewari has raised concerns over the lack of transparency in electoral rolls for the elections. Are these rumblings a sign of an even bigger crisis about to befall the Congress party?
As Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is all set to launch his Bharat Jodo Yatra from Kanniyakumari to Kashmir on the 7th of this month, his party announced that will sleep in containers during the 148-day-long padyatra. On the demand by leaders like Karti Chidambaram, Manish Tiwari and Sashi Tharoor to release the list of Congress members who would vote to elect the Congress President, the party says all contestants would be given the list but it will not be shared on the website.
Karnatakas Chitradurga police have begun an investigation into a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO) case registered against the chief pontiff of the Murugha Mutt, Dr Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, along with four others. The first information report (FIR) alleges the pontiff and four others allegedly sexually abused two high school girls. In Continue reading KARNATAKAS MURUGHA MUTT SEER WHO PERFORMED LINGADEEKSHE FOR RAHUL GANDHI BOOKED UNDER POCSO ACT The post KARNATAKAS MURUGHA MUTT SEER WHO PERFORMED LINGADEEKSHE FOR RAHUL GANDHI BOOKED UNDER POCSO ACT appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .
Rahul Gandhis Bharat Jodo Yatra is an important initiative. It aims to pose a challenge to BJPs ideological dominance. Congress has come out with a few attractive slogans and a website is dedicated entirely for...
Ghulam Nabi Azad resigning from Indian National Congress is too little too late for him to reclaim credibility or for the party to redeem itself. Citing 2013 when Rahul Gandhi was inducted as the starting...
In the last two years, many senior Congress leaders have left the party one after another, most of them blaming Rahul Gandhis style of leadership as the reason for their exit. There is always a...
Speaking about the looming conversation around electing a new president for the Congress, its own Salman Khurshid said that while others may offer different names for the post, it is the universal party view that Rahul Gandhi is the only one for the position.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot today denied that Sonia Gandhi had offered him the post of Congress president and said he would continue to work as a disciplined soldier of the party. I'm hearing this from the media. I don't know about this. I'm fulfilling duties that have been assigned to me, Mr Gehlot told reporters in Gujarat. This has been doing the rounds in the media for a long time. You keep talking about it. Nobody knows what is going to be decided, he remarked.
Even in election week, the stalemate over who will be the next Congress chief shows no signs of a breakthrough. The latest efforts to sway Rahul Gandhi to accept the role have been fruitless, sources have told NDTV. He has been steadfast in his reluctance, turning down the appeals by members since resigning after the 2019 general election debacle. Sonia Gandhi too has ruled out returning as president because of her health. So, who are the top contenders?
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and his sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today paid tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his 78th birth anniversary. Congress MP KC Venugopal, LoP Mallikarjun Kharge also paid tribute to the former Prime Minister. (Video Credit: ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday refused to comment on Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's wo big challenges remark made earlier during the latter's address at the Red Fort. PM Modi, during his address on the occasion of Independence Day, said corruption and nepotism are the twin evils that India is facing. (Video Credit: ANI)