Congress President Sonia Gandhi struck an emotional chord with the people of Jammu and Kashmir by praising them for taking part in the ongoing assembly polls with enthusiasm. While addressing a Congress poll rally in Anantnag , Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said it was her party that had worked for the development of the state without any bias. "It is easy to showcase dreams, but the Congress party actually worked for the development of everyone without any kind of bias and keeping the ground realities in mind," Sonia Gandhi said. "When Ghulam Nabi Azad was Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, the state witnessed an earthquake, the relief work was faster than what is being done after floods. Why is the relief work after floods slow?" asked Sonia Gandhi.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally at Manika in poll-bound Jharkhand. "There is no dearth of funds and resources in Jharkhand and the question is who is benefitting out of this, people of Jharkhand or industrialist from outside the state, " he said. He accused the Central govt of changing all the schemes laws the Congress had launched for the poor and said that BJP gives money very easily to the rich people. "Industrialist get thousands of crore loan by SBI in two minutes. We don't want such a govt, " Rahul Gandhi said.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Congress President Sonia Gandhi kick-started her campaign for the upcoming assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir addressed a mammoth election rally at Bandipora in the state. She accused the BJP of playing politics over providing relief to flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir and also said the ruling party at the Centre promised the sky but did not follow it up with action.Striking an emotional chord with the people in the state, the Congress President said, "The Congress has a century-long relationship with Kashmir. This relationship brings me to Kashmir time and again."
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
“Secularism is a compelling necessity for a country as diverse as India” said Congress president Sonia Gandhi while addressing an international conference organised on the occasion to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at Delhi’s Vigyan bhawan on Monday. In 1947, India was a new born state, in turmoil after partition. Pandit Nehru brought stability and hope. His ultimate objective was not merely India's freedom but human freedom. Pandit Nehru put the country on the path of modernization, industrialization and social reform. Nehru was a man of letters who interpreted India to the World and the World to India. It is up to our young generation to ensure that the solid foundations that Nehru had built are strengthened further” said Sonia Gandhi. “Secularism was an article of faith for Nehru” she added.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the concluding session of the International Conference organised by the Congress party to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, said that Nehru never believed in violence. “I wish we could see some of Nehru's India... Nehru's ideas and politics are relevant even today. There are attempts to destroy Nehru's legacy today. Nehru is an ancient idea but still part of living India; It is important to preserve Nehru's India where all live in peace, a secular India. Nehru was a man of idea was never an ideologue; he never imposed his ideas on anyone. Nehru had thanked British for imprisoning him as he could a learn a lot from jail life and to be free from anger. Nehru tried to merge with India and India in turn merged with Nehru. Nehru believed strongly that everyone has the right to have their own views. What really hurts me today, is how we can condemn people because their ideas are not of our own. India became a democracy with all freedom due to Pt Nehru. India built a democratic movement with no bloodshed, no violence under the leader ship of great persons like Nehru. Nehru never believed in violence. Democracy is not a ritual that takes place in every 5 years. It is the process of involving & empowering the weakest. More than a man Nehru had a dynamic way of thinking ; so let us not diminish Nehru; let us learn from him. Let us learn from Nehru's examples, his ideas of freedom; never suppress any idea” he said.