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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi works for Amethi with a long term vision

Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi: Rahul Gandhi has the same foresight like Rajiv Gandhi
Amethi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, said that Rahul Gandhi also has the same far sighted vision like his father Rajiv Gandhi.
“Rajiv Gandhi was a visionary. He had a great love for the people of Amethi and you also had loved him. If he (Rajiv Gandhi) has done any development work like BHEL, Fursatganj airport, then that was not limited to one particular area, in fact, the spill over effect of development could be seen in near-by areas” and added, “Rahul Gandhi also has the same far sighted vision in his approaches. He follows his father’s footsteps. All his plans, programmes and policies for Amethi have been to empower people and to ensure welfare”.
“Rahul Gandhi also brought milk revolution here. Earlier, milk used to come from outside the area. Rahul Gandhi established 3 chilling plants here which eventually helped for this revolutionary progress in milk supply. Today truck- loads of milk go to across India, and for it the actual credit goes to Rahul Gandhi” said Priyanka Gandhi.
“Today there are seven National Highways passing through Amethi. He also made roads built through PMGSY in all villages with the population of more than 1000. Several electric polls were erected in the villages but providing electricity is state government’s duty. Sonia (Gandhi) ji had requested Mulayam Singh (Yadav) ji regarding this and the state government did some positive moves on this. But some other opposition parties have approached Court asking what is special with Amethi and Raebareli. Because of their objection, there is scarcity for electricity here. Rahul Ji also got several roads built using central schemes but the maintenance of the same is the responsibility of the state govt. We have been pressurizing the state govt on this. We are hopeful that we will be able to find a solution to these issues”, explained the Congress star campaigner.
“Due to his initiatives Amethi has several educational and technical institutes in the area between Jayes and Fursatganj. It will not only help youth get proper education but will also bring in tremendous economical growth in the whole region. We have FDDI, Petroleum institute, IIIT, Kendreeya Vidyalaya, 3 model schools and Navodaya Vidyalaya as well as we have Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalay in every block, in the area between Fursatganj and Jayes. We have now several trains passing through Amethi and also introduced about 20 new trains from here” informed Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand slams Modi model and BJP’s politics of anger

Rahul Gandhi at Kashipur: Modi runs government only for Adani
Kashipur: “Modi govt works for only Adani” said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi while speaking at a big election rally at Kashipur in Uttarakhand on Tuesday.
“What is happening under Gujarat model? About 45000 acres of land were given for at mere Rs 300 crore to a single industrialist – Adani- by Modi govt. We only get a toffee for Rs. 1, but Modi handed over lands at Rs. 1 per mtr to just one businessman. Adani, later, sold these lands at Rs. 800 per meter and earned huge profit. When Modi took over as CM, the turnover of Adani was just Rs 3000 cr but today it is Rs. 40000 crore. You get benefit only if your name is Adani, in Gujarat”.
“Modi govt gave contract worth Rs. 26000 cr to Adani. One in two children is malnourished in Gujarat. Anyone who earns more than Rs. 11 is rich there. 40 lac people do not get drinking water. They ignore dalits, SC/ ST. Modi govt works for only Adani” he added.
“Recently I heard someone was telling that ‘BJP leaders do not call Advani as Advani ji but refer Adani as Adani Ji’. After Modi came to the leadership, BJP sidelined Advani ji and Jaswant ji. One man decides everything there. Now Modi wants people to make him a watchman of this country. We saw what this chowkeedar did in Gujarat; gave away 45000 acres of land to one businessman and now Adani sponsoring the entire BJP and Modi campaign. We send huge funds under MNREGA etc and Modi hands over these to Adani” lamented the Congress leader.
“We need to empower people. We want to give them rights. We want to work with love. We can develop only if we realise the strength of our people” he asserted.
In a dig at RSS, the Congress Vice President said, “Golwalker had said we made a mistake by allowing women to vote. But Congress believes that our biggest achievement was to grant women the voting rights. Women are the pillars of development. They run their homes as well as the nation. But they do not get the respect they deserve. They need no power; what they need is our respects. The women live in fear and are scared to travel during night. We must address these issues”.
“We will open 2000 dedicated women police stations for the women and 35% of the police force will be women. We will pass bill to give 33% reservation for women. We will ensure women representation in Lok Sabha, Vidhan Sabha and in the Congress party. Country can never develop without women. We can never become a super power without empowering our women” said Rahul Gandhi striking a chord with the women.
“We will not send police after the women and will not tap your phones like we witnessed in Gujarat. We will respect you” he said further in another jibe at snoop gate row in Gujarat.
Text of the speech by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Kashipur, Udhamsingh Nagar, Uttarakhand

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi (UP) takes indirect dig at Smriti Irani

Amethi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi while speaking at an election meeting at Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi took on BJP. Priyanka then took an indirect dig at Smriti Irani, the BJP candidate in Amethi and said, "Criticising others is easy. I want to ask the candidate who contested from Chandni Chowk (Lok Sabha constituency in Delhi), whether she went there again after the polls. All those contesting against Rahul are here just to contest against Rahul Gandhi. They do not have any concern for the people here. But our hearts are always here. I and my family are here because of our concern for you".

Priyanka Gandhi slams Modi again, this time for his Shehzada jibe

Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi hits back at Modi for his Shehzada jibe on Rahul Gandhi
Amethi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, took yet another dig at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his ‘shehzada’ remark about Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka is campaigning in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
“When Rajiv Gandhi had initiated landmark programmes like computer revolution, he had to face a lot of criticism from the very same people who are now lampooning Rahul Gandhi. Top leaders of a party (BJP) make fun of Rahul (Gandhi). At times they call him specimen, at times they compare him to a comedian, at times they call him shehzada...you dream of becoming the PM, then why behave childishly” said the Congress campaigner.
“They must tell people what are their specific plans for employment generation, development and women empowerment. Half of BJP’s manifesto is just a copy of Congress’. There are no specific programmes or schemes in it” asserted Priyanka Gandhi.
“The people, must therefore, decide what type of government they need and what sort of politics they are looking for. India has a rich tradition and culture and several Congress leaders sacrificed their lives to protect those values. All people – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christians – all live in harmony here. Be vigilant enough against those divisive, destructive and negative forces, which spread hatred and anger among the people and make people, fight each other. When their leaders come to you then you must ask them to talk only about development. Ask them about their plans for your welfare. If you remain vigilant, politicians will be more careful” he underlined.
“It is the people who possess the power. The voting right is your biggest strength. You must never forget this and should never waste this chance. It is your love that brings leaders like me to stand in front of you. It is the people who create leaders. The first and foremost quality a leader must have is respect towards people. They must be open to realise the pains of the people. No leader has the right to mislead you” explained the star campaigner for the Congress party in Amethi.
“So think wisely before casting your votes. You must vote not for Rahul Gandhi, for Amethi but for the nation. Your votes must be to strengthen our country to protect its cultural ethos and values. Amethi has always been a model for others. So you must show path to others what kind of politics the country requires. You must tell others that we need a clean politics, which aims development, understands people’s issues and put in honest efforts to find solutions for their grievances” she argued.
“I am here to convey this to you, on behalf of Rahul Gandhi as he is busy campaigning across the country. So go to vote on 7th (May) in the same way as you have assembled here today, think about my words, and take a decision to strengthen the hands of Rahul Gandhi and the Congress, so that our country will go from strength to strength” concluded Priyanka Gandhi..
Text of the speech by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Amethi on 29th April, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi in Amethi (UP) slams Modi for his Shehzada jibe on Rahul Gandhi

Amethi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, took yet another dig at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his 'shehzada' remark about Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka is campaigning in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother and Congress Vice Presidnet Rahul Gandhi. "When Rajiv Gandhi had initiated landmark programmes like computer revolution, he had to face a lot of criticism from the very same people who are now lampooning Rahul Gandhi. Top leaders of a party (BJP) make fun of Rahul (Gandhi). At times they call him specimen, at times they compare him to a comedian, at times they call him shehzada...you dream of becoming the PM, then why behave childishly" said the Congress campaigner.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rahul Gandhi in Bathinda, Punjab: UPA will be formed after the elections; slams Modi

Bhatinda: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched yet another scathing attack on BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while speaking at an election rally at Bhatinda in Punjab, on Monday. "We are going to form a government at the Centre this time too" he said. Slamming Modi's double-stance on corruption, Rahul Gandhi lamented, "Modi roams around and talks big of corruption but he does not see the large scale graft in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Gujarat. He has joined hands with former Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa, who had gone to jail for corruption charges".

Rahul Gandhi at Dahod, Gujarat: Modi talks as if he is the God

Dahod: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched yet another scathing attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "Just listen to Congress leader's speeches. We never say 'I ' but 'we'. But Modi ji keeps on saying 'mein, mein, mein...'. "I will do it, I will do that, I developed Gujarat, I will develop India.." Tomorrow he also may say that he will transform the entire globe and entire universe. He talks as if he has entire knowledge; as if he is just like God" said Rahul Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi visits Medak, Andhra Pradesh lashes out at TRS

Congress President and UPA Chairperson visited Medak, Andhra Pradesh to address election rally. While speaking to masses she said Congress has fought for the formation of Telangana. UPA chairperson also lashed out at TRS by saying, "TRS and its President have never fulfilled its promise. I feel that they work only to attain self motives not for the welfare of Telangana and its people."

Rahul Gandhi: UPA 3 will be formed again after the elections

Rahul Gandhi in Punjab: Modi wants only Adani to dream big, ignores the poor
Bhatinda: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched yet another scathing attack on BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while speaking at an election rally at Bhatinda in Punjab, on Monday.
“Congress is not against helping industries. We need to extend all our possible assistance and support to businessmen but it is wrong to give all facilities just to one businessman. For BJP, development means, progress of 2-3 industrialists... Congress wants all poor also to dream big. We want to uplift the weak and downtrodden. But Modi wants only Adani to have big dreams” said the Congress leader. “In Punjab, money meant for people’s welfare, goes to some selected businessmen. But Congress wants development to reach every person” he added.
Slamming Modi’s double-stance on corruption, Rahul Gandhi lamented, “Modi roams around and talks big of corruption but he does not see the large scale graft in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Gujarat. He has joined hands with former Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa, who had gone to jail for corruption charges”.
Taking on NDA alluy SAD, the Congress Vice President said, “A delegation of Sikh farmers, working in Gujarat had come to me. They told me with tears in their eyes that Modi government called them ‘outsiders’ in Gujarat. They have been working hard in Gujarat since independence but today they face threat of eviction from the Gujarat government. The SAD, which runs a government in Punjab with BJP, does not utter a word against it”.
“We see posters of Modi and BJP on women empowerment. But BJP cadres beat up women in Karnataka. About 20000 women are missing in Chhattisgarh. Modi government in Gujarat has sent its entire police forces after a woman and tap her phone calls” said Rahul Gandhi in an direct attack on Modi.
“Just listen to the speeches of Modi and other BJP leaders. You will not see even a single word of appreciation about others. Their speeches are filled with anger and hatred. But please also hear the speeches of Congress leaders. We never abuse anyone. We talk with respect even about our enemies” he said further with a comment, ”Modi does not believe in people’s power. On the other hand Congress has faith in its people and their strength”. “Congress is going to form a government this time too after the elections. You will soon witness yet another tremendous growth” asserted the Congress leader.
“BJP and Punjab government blames Pakistan for the growing drug menace in the state. Pakistan may have some role. But what does the state government do? It also has a responsibility to fight this dangerous evil. Please allow Congress to form a government here. We will not run away from our responsibility by blaming Pakistan or America. If we get a chance to form a government in Punjab, the first thing we would do will be to fight this drug menace. We will eradicate this menace once we form a government here. Full stop”, concluded Rahul Gandhi.
Full text of the speech by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at PCPCL Sports Stadium Ground, Bathinda, Punjab

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Rahul Gandhi at Amreli, Gujarat slams BJP as it works for handful of people

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Amreli, Gujarat to address public rally. While speaking to the mammoth rally he slammed BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi. "They have sidelined senior leaders of BJP, first it was Advani ji, now Adaniji has taken its place. 45,000 acre of land is given to Mr. Adani ji mere 1 rupee per meter," said Rahul Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi at Barnala, Punjab attacks BJP-SAD government

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi visited Barnala, Punjab address election rally. While speaking to the masses she lashed out at BJP-SAD government for their bad governance. "One side you have Congress's ideology which works for farmer, poor, dalit, tribal, women, downtrodden and every sector of the society. On the other side you BJP's and Akali Dal's ideology which supports extremism, hatred and anger. They only want to grab the power," said Sonia Gandhi.

Priyanka Gandhi at Raebareli: BJP's leaders are running away like scared rats

"They are running away scared rats. Let them do whatever they want to. I'm not scared of them. ," Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said in Raebareli where she is campaigning for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. She further said, "I know that opposition will come out with baseless allegations before elections, but I will continue to fight against their destructive and shameless politics."

Priyanka Gandhi at Raebareli: We do not need a 56 inch chest to run the country but a kind heart

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra daughter of Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed various election meetings at Raebareli , the Lok Sabha constituency of Sonia Gandhi. While addressing to masses she slammed BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi by saying that our country does not need a 56 inch chest to run the country but we need a kind heart.
“India doesn’t need cruel politics but a moral power. It doesn’t want the display your false promises of power and authority but we need a determination for welfare,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said.
She also said that it’s a nation of Mahatma Gandhi. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Dalit, Tribals have sacrificed their lives. We must save this country from communal forces.
“The blood which runs through our veins has already mixed with the soil of our land. It’s our religion to save this country,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asserted.
The daughter of UPA chairperson also said that Raebareli has developed massively in last ten years. The conditions of roads and electricity polls are good. Solar water pump and solar lights have planted in many villages. Congress has always made policies with a vision and foresight.
“I always feel very happy when I meet SHG women. This movement was started by Rahul ji (Gandhi) and 12 lakh more women are already connected with this movement. He wants to make you knowledgable and empowered so that you gain confidence. He showed you the path and you walked on it,” said the sister of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
“It’s not an election in which you can limit your thinking. Think about the women, child, youth; think about the future of this nation. What kind of country you want. What kind of politics you want - a politics of brotherhood and harmony or a politics which spreads rage and hatred,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reminded.
“When go out to cast your vote on 30th, vote not only for development, growth and equality but also vote for the country. Vote to remain the dignity and peace of the country. Vote to save the culture of the country. I hope you will think about all these things,” she concluded her speech.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on a one day visit in Raebareli to campaign.

Full Text of speech of the Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Raebareli

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visits Raebareli slams Narendra Modi for his 56 inch chest remark

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra daughter of Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Raebareli her mother Lok Sabha constituency to address a public rally. While addressing to masses she slammed BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi by saying we don't need a 56 inch chest to run the country but we need a kind heart. The daughter of UPA chairperson also said that Raebareli has developed massively in last ten years. The conditions of roads and electricity polls are good. Solar water pump and solar lights have planted in many villages. Congress has always made it's our policies with a vision and foresight.

Rahul Gandhi: Modi will be in jail if proper RTI commissioners are appointed in Gujarat

 Rahul Gandhi: If proper RTI commissioners, Lokayukta are appointed in Gujarat, Modi will be in jail

Dahod: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched yet another scathing attack on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
While addressing a huge election rally at Dahod in Gujarat, the Congress leader lamented, “Modi talks loud of corruption but is not seeing the convicted ministers in his cabinet. Congress enacted RTI - a powerful weapon to fight corruption. Every citizen is legally entitled to gather any information about govt. Functioning. Lots of graft cases came out. But remember, there are no sufficient RTI commissioners in Gujarat under Modi. There is only one chowkeedar - Modi. There is no proper Lokayukta too. The day Gujarat has adequate RTI commissioners and proper Lokayukta, your chowkeedar (Modi) will be in jail”.
“Gujarat has developed in the past 60 years due to the hard works of its people. The diamond workers, textile workers as well as the women who contributed high for Amul’s establishment had a good role in state’s progress. But, now, here is new leader Modi ji, who claims credits for entire development in Gujarat as if the state was sleeping in the past 60 years. Now, he promises to develop entire country too, as if nothing had taken place in our country in the past 60 years!” further said Rahul Gandhi.
“He roams around the country and urges the people to make him a chowkeedar (watchman). He wants people to hand over the key of India to him. Remember, some chowkeedar loots too. Congress wants every Indian to become a watchman of the country” said the Congress Vice President amid huge cheers from the crowd..
“This election is a fight between two ideologies. On one side there is Congress party which believes in love, brother hood and unites people. It takes everyone along and aims at developing all. On the other side we have BJP which wants development of only a selected group. It wants progress for just 2-3 business persons. It wants farmers remain as farmers and workers to remain as mere workers” he said.
“We want people dream big. Over the past ten years we ensured that your money reached you back. Every year we allot Rs. 30000 cr for NREGA, to guarantee jobs to rural poor. It is your money, not of any business person. We ensure that every Indian avail its benefits, without any discrimination. For the first time, people started realising their rights. Similarly we gave people right to food by which every poor is assured with food” said the Congress leader.
“Just listen to Congress leader’s speeches. We never say ‘I ‘ but ‘we’. But Modi ji keeps on saying ‘mein, mein, mein...’ “I will do it, I will do that, I developed Gujarat, I will develop India..” Tomorrow he also may say that he will transform the entire globe and entire universe” mocked Rahul Gandhi.
He urged people to support Congress and elect party candidates in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
Full text of the speech by Rahul Gandhi at Dahod, Gujarat

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Raebareli: We need to save this country from communal powers

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra daughter of Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Raebareli her mother Lok Sabha constituency to address a public rally. While addressing to masses she slammed BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi by saying we don't need a 56 inch chest to run the country but we need a kind heart. "India doesn't need cruel politics but a moral power. It doesn't need the display your false promises of power and authority but it's a determination of welfare," Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said.

BJP only wants to conquer power says Sonia Gandhi at Raebareli

Congress President and UPA Chairperson visited Raebareli her Lok Sabha constituency to address a public rally. While speaking to the masses she lashed out at BJP and so called 'Gujarat Model'. "Congress has always worked for the betterment for the masses, our ideology doesn't divide the people but they believe in spreading hatred and anger," said Sonia Gandhi.

Priyanka Gandhi at Amethi: Rahul follows the footsteps of his father Rajiv Gandhi

"Rahul Gandhi is also following the footsteps of his father Rajiv Gandhi" said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi while speaking at an election meeting at Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka Gandhi explained various development works took place in Amethi under Rahul Gandhi like mega food park, better connectivity, new technical/ educational institutes and milk revolution and stated, "Rahul Gandhi did all these works for you not for his political gains but out of his towards you. His heart has a special place for Amethi. This is the land of his father and Rahul Gandhi too has a family relationship with the people of Amethi. We understand your feelings and pain. It is your love that brings me to stand in front of you. Nothing is bigger than people of Amethi for all of us. We have nothing on our own. It is the people who gave us whatever we have today".

Rahul Gandhi at Warangal, Andhra Pradesh attacks TDP, BJP and TRS

Warangal: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on TDP, BJP and TRS while addressing a huge election rally at Warangal in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh on Friday. "Without Congress, this dream would never have been a reality. We listened to your voices, adhered to democratic principles and now a new state -- Telangana will be formed. The state of Andhra Pradesh will be divided into two and our endeavour will be ensure that the dreams of the people of both states are met with. Whatever we promise, we deliver" said the Congress leader and added, "There are several political parties here. TDP and BJP had blocked the formation of Telangana. When we were pushing for this bill, TRS was nowhere in the scene. They neither helped us to pass Telangana Bill or to draft it. TRS was formed in 2001 and the about 40 Congress MLAs had passed a resolution to make a separate Telangana state in 2000".

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi follows footsteps of Rajiv Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi: Those who criticize Rahul Gandhi also had mocked Rajiv GandhiAmethi: “Rahul Gandhi is also following the footsteps of his father Rajiv Gandhi” said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi while speaking at an election meeting at Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, the Lok Sabha constituency of her brother and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
“When Rajiv Gandhi was introducing Telecom and IT revolution, the people in the opposition, who had a short term vision, had mocked him. But he went ahead with such moves and today the entire country and its people avail benefits. When he had initiated computer revolution, he had to face a lot of criticism from the very same people who are now lampooning Rahul Gandhi. But these benefits for the people of India and Amethi cannot be removed” said Priyanka Gandhi and also noted, “Rahul Gandhi also has the same far sighted vision in his approaches. All his plans, programmes and policies for Amethi have been in that direction, following his father’s footsteps. Some people say Rahul Gandhi did nothing for you and therefore, I have come with a long list on what he has done for Amethi. I can remember the development works done in Raebareli, but here so much of work has been done that I have to bring a long list with me”.
Priyanka Gandhi then explained various development works took place in Amethi under Rahul Gandhi like mega food park, better connectivity, new technical/ educational institutes and milk revolution and stated, “Rahul Gandhi did all these works for you not for his political gains but out of his towards you. His heart has a special place for Amethi. This is the land of his father and Rahul Gandhi too has a family relationship with the people of Amethi. We understand your feelings and pain. It is your love that brings me to stand in front of you. Nothing is bigger than people of Amethi for all of us. We have nothing on our own. It is the people who gave us whatever we have today”.
“He (Rajiv Gandhi) was a man people used to instantly relate to with love because of his gentleness. His other plus point was that he was a visionary. What all he did for Amethi was done out of his love for you. If he (Rajiv Gandhi) has done any development work like BHEL, Fursatganj airport, then that was not limited to one particular area, in fact, the spill over effect of development could be seen in near-by areas. He was right and even after his demise the people enjoy benefits of the works done by him” she said about late Prime Minister and creator of modern India, Rajiv Gandhi.
“Those people who complain that there is no development in this region have no adequate knowledge about Amethi” she added.
Priyanka then took an indirect dig at Smriti Irani, the BJP candidate in Amethi and said, “Criticising others is easy. I want to ask the candidate who contested from Chandni Chowk (Lok Sabha constituency in Delhi), whether she went there again after the polls. All those contesting against Rahul are here just to contest against Rahul Gandhi. They do not have any concern for the people here. But our hearts are always here. I and my family are here because of our concern for you”.
“I am pretty sure of your support and we will always remain committed for you” she concluded. Amethi goes to polls on 7th of May.
Text of the speech by Priyanka Gandhi at Amethi

Rahul Gandhi in Hargaon, Uttar Pradesh, slams Modi over Adani, women empowerment

Hargaon (Uttar Pradesh): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a big election rally at Hargaon, in Uttar Pradesh. "Gujarat is run by the 'India shining' party -- the BJP. Modi is the Chief Minister there. What is happening under Gujarat model? About 45000 acres of land were given for at mere Rs 300 crore to a single industrialist -- Adani- by Modi govt. Adani, later, sold these lands at Rs. 800 per meter and earned huge profit. We can get just a toffee for Rs. 1, but Modi government sold lands at Rs. 1 to just one person. When Modi took over as CM, the turnover of Adani was just Rs 3000 cr but today it is Rs. 40000 crore" said Rahul Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi at Valsad, Gujarat: BJP ideology damages Indian culture

"BJP follows the footsteps of an organization which does not believe in the 'Ganga Jamuna' culture of the India. They spread hatred and anger in the society through their extremism. This ideology breaks the mix Indian culture," said Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at a party election rally at Valsad, Gujarat. "BJP wants just power and they never bother about the poor," Sonia Gandhi slammed BJP.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi at Raebareli targets Modi on Gujarat model and RSVP remark

Raebareli: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched yet another fierce attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with a dig at Gujarat model and his recent RSVP remarks. "You must be listening to the speeches of various political parties through TV and all. We hear words like ABCD, RSVP.. Leaders must know they are not addressing any primary school kids but the people. The people have knowledge, wisdom and have a vision for their nation which is well above our egos" lamented the Congress campaigner.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi to BJP: If you speak of women empowerment, do not snoop on us

Priyanka Gandhi to BJP: If you speak of women empowerment, do not snoop on us
Raebareli: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has been campaigning for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli said on Wednesday, took an indirect dig at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over the issue of women empowerment.
Speaking at an election meeting in Raebareli, Priyanka Gandhi said, “If you speak of women empowerment, don’t listen to our phone conversations behind closed doors” as an indirect reference on the much controversial snoop gate issue in Gujarat under Modi government. “Leaders who indulge in such wrong deeds, who commit atrocities against women, should be thrown out of party. They must take women forward; must ensure women reservation. Are they willing to do it, you must ask them” urged Priyanka.
“If they speak of women empowerment, the women need to know how they plan to do it,” she said further. “It is the misuse of politics that you gain power with the help of people and then transfer it all into one hand. The progressive politics is to give power in the hands of people” asserted the Congress campaigner.
“This election is a big challenge for you. It will decide what sort of politics we look for. Do we need a divisive and negative politics or a positive politics which makes our country strong? Do we need a politics that gives entire power to a single person or a politics that gives power to the people?” asked Priyanka Gandhi and underlined, “We want a politics that acknowledges the power of people. Congress respected the strength of people and gave you right to information, right to job, right to food and right to education. We want to further give right to health and shelter in the future. Our opponents never do such things. They never gave you respect or realised your rights”.
Priyanka Gandhi had addressed similar campaign meeting at various other places also on Wednesday.
Text of the speech by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Raebareli

Priyanka Gandhi in Raebareli: Support Congress, reject negative ideology of BJP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, sister of Congress President Rahul Gandhi who has been campaigning for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli said on Wednesday continued her attack on divisive BJP. "This election is a battle between two ideologies. On one side we have Congress, which in the past ten years, initiated a right-based paradigm in governance. It gave you rights to food, education, information and jobs and further plans to give you rights to shelter and food. This is our ideology. Congress wants to give power and rights to the people. If anyone wants to get any information, he must get it. If anyone wants to know something on corruption, he must be legally entitled to get it. This is Congress' ideology", she said.

Priyanka Gandhi at Jagatpur, Raebareli: BJP ideology is dangerous, it divides people

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "BJP promotes an ideology that is divisive. It wants entire power is concentrated in the hands of one person. It says entire strength is centralised on a particular person and urges people to support him. One may think it is a good idea that a person knows everything, has solutions for all problems and is very strong. But in fact, one must be careful, to know the truth behind such an ideology" she said.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi in Raebareli continues her attack on BJP, Modi

Raebareli: "If entire power is concentrated in the hands of one person, is it a good thing? Or, should people have power?" Priyanka Gandhi asked people of Raebareli during her campaign in the constituency of Congress Preside and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday. "People should have the power. Nowadays, if you watch TV, you see arrogant speeches, abuses and personal attacks. This is not the correct politics. They do such things to mislead people. There should be discussions about the matters related to people's issues. The debates must be on what are the grievances of the people and how can one tackle it" said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Rahul Gandhi in Mehbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh: Telangana is a reality because of Congress

Mehbubnagar: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi struck an emotional chord with the people of Telangana as he addressed a mammoth election rally at Mehbubnagar in Andhra Pradesh. "Congress also played a big role in fulfilling this dream. Without Congress, this dream would never have been a reality. We listened to your voices, adhered to democratic principles and now a new state -- Telangana is going to be formed. The state of Andhra Pradesh will be divided into two and our endeavour will be ensure that the dreams of the people of both states are met with. Whatever we promise, we deliver" added the Congress Vice President.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Raiganj (West Bengal), 22nd April 2014

Sonia Gandhi in West Bengal: Only Congress can give a secular government

Raiganj (WB): “We need a government which will work for all and take everyone together, forward. We need a government which believes on secular values. Only Congress can provide such a govt” said Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President and UPA Chairperson, while addressing a party election rally at Raiganj in West Bengal.
“This is election time every political parties are busy in it. But there are some parties, especially the BJP, whose prime motive is to level baseless allegations against Congress. They are crossing every limit to mislead the people” said the Congress President and added, “In order to grab Prime Minister post they are creating a buzz throughout the country. It seems they don’t have any interest in social, political and economical issues. To give them authority to run the country is a question of worry”.
Taking on the present Trinamool Congress government in the state, Sonia Gandhi said, “UPA govt. at the Centre had sanctioned an AIMS hospital for this state but earlier Left Front and the present TMC govt. failed to provide the land for it till date”. “Every person works hard for his family and saves money for a better future. But Chit-fund companies with help of state govt. have looted more than 18 lakh families. You know very well about the worsening law and order conditions in the state” she continued.
“Only unemployed people can understand the value of jobs. We do understand this issue and therefore, enacted MNREGA scheme which guarantees minimum 100 days employment in rural areas and it also curbs migration. If West Bengal govt. implemented these schemes properly then your people could have secured a job here itself. But sadly, whether it’s Left or TMC, both have neglected such development schemes” lamented Sonia Gandhi.
About the future plans of the Congress the party President informed, “We need to do implement many such projects to transform the livelihood of the poor. We, in our Manifesto, have promised Right to health, Right to shelter for every poor. We also plan to design pension schemes for senior citizens and physically disabled people. We will be establishing 2000 dedicated women police stations throughout the country and we also will ensure that 25% of the police persons are women. We also intend to provide technical training to youth and give them employment. We also will support small industries too. We need your support to implement these schemes”.
Sonia Gandhi urged the people to support Congress and elect party candidates for development of the country and welfare of the people.
Full text of speech of Sonia Gandhi at Raiganj, West Bengal

Rahul Gandhi at Durg in Chhattisgarh: Modi handed over the keys of Gujarat to Adani

Durg: "The chowkeedar has given the key of Gujarat to Adani" said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in a blistering attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. While addressing a mega party rally at Durg in Chhattisgarh, the Congress leader said, "BJP and Modi talk loud about corruption. But BJP manifesto does not have any solid action plan to fight corruption. Further, it does not see the large scale corruption in Chhattisgarh. BJP just does lips services but does nothing. We gave you RTI -- the powerful weapon to fight corruption. The information which was confined to one section of persons and offices is now on public domain. One can get any information about govt functioning. Lots of corruption cases came out. In Gujarat there are no sufficient RTI commissioners. One man rules Gujarat and now he wants people to make him the chowkeedar of India."

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi: Don’t vote for Sonia Gandhi but vote for the future of your children and country

Priyanka Gandhi in Raebareli hits back at opposition for baseless charges against her family

Raebareli: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi broke her silence on the allegations levelled by BJP against her husband.
“What is happening now? Whenever we switch on TV, we hear arrogant language and personal attacks. Many things are being said about my family, my husband. I feel sad the way humiliating things are being said. I keep telling my children that one day the truth will come out” said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while speaking at Raebareli from where her mother Sonia Gandhi is seeking a fourth term in parliament.
“I am sad because the poll campaign, which should focus on people and development, is used for attacking us. Indira Ji had taught me, if you are sincere and honest from your heart, if your intentions are clear, then you do not have to be worried. This quality itself will act as a shield for us. The more they insult us, the stronger we emerge. The more they try to suppress us, the more we will rise. This is what I learnt from Indira Gandhi. So, the more I will be humiliated, more will be my determination to fight” further said Priyanka.
“I am not worried that they attack us. But I feel that elections must be fought with development as the main plank. It must be focussed on the requirements of the people. The agenda must be based on what we are going to do for the welfare of the people and development of our country. What are we going to for our youth, how we are going to take our country forward etc must be the main talking points in an election. But the opposition misleads people with baseless allegations against us. I feel sad for such misdeeds” she added.
“Our country is known for its rich culture, unity in diversity and peace. But these values are at danger at present. That is I want to appeal to you” warned Priyanka Gandhi and continued, “Don’t vote for Sonia Gandhi, but for a good future of your children and for your country. Vote for an India where everyone – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christians, and Jain- live in harmony and love each other”. “Are we looking for a nation where people fight each other on caste and religion? Are we looking for a country where different castes and religions are being pitted against each other?” she asked.
“So, you vote for a good nation, for the future of your children and the youth here. Vote for those who will take our country forward by treating everyone equally” urged Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
““I think there has been a political attack on my family and they have used my husband to make this attack, which has gone on for the past two years. I feel very strongly about it” she commented to the media while going back from the meeting.
Text of the speech by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at Raebareli

Rahul Gandhi visits Mathura, UP, lashes at out BJP for divisive politics

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Mathura, Uttar Pradesh to address election rally. While speaking to the mammoth crowd he said Congress always fought for the rights of the poor. Rahul Gandhi also slammed BJP, SP and BSP for divisive politics.

Sonia Gandhi at Raiganj in West Bengal attacks BJP, TMC and Left

Congress President and UPA Chairperson addressed a party election rally at Raiganj in West Bengal. "We need a government which will work for all and take everyone together, forward. We need a government which believes on secular values. Only Congress can provide such a govt" said Sonia Gandhi. "This is election time every political parties are busy in it. But there are some parties, especially the BJP, whose prime motive is to level baseless allegations against Congress. They are crossing every limit to mislead the people" said the Congress President.

Priyanka Gandhi in Raebareli hits back at opposition for baseless attacks on her family

Raebareli: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi broke her silence on the allegations levelled by BJP against her husband. "What is happening now? Whenever we switch on TV, we hear arrogant language and personal attacks. Many things are being said about my family, my husband. I feel sad the way humiliating things are being said. I keep telling my children that one day the truth will come out" said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while speaking at Raebareli from where her mother Sonia Gandhi is seeking a fourth term in parliament.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sonia Gandhi at Amethi: BJP's policy is divisive while Congress believes in unity

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi addressed a mammoth election rally at Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, the Lok Sabha constituency of her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. In her maiden rally at Amethi, the Congress President slammed the 'divisive' BJP and urged people to support Congress candidates.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rahul Gandhi in Nagaon Assam: BJP follows the divide and rule policy of the British

Nagaon: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a mammoth election rally at Nagaon in Assam as part of his Lok Sabha polls campaign for the ongoing general elections. "Congress always unites people but BJP indulges in dividing them like what British had done. BJP's friends threaten people from Bihar and UP in Maharashtra. Its cadres beat up women in Karnataka. We talk about love and brotherhood. We even respect our enemies and we never abuse anyone. Just listen to the speeches BJP leaders. It is full of hatred and anger. BJP never acknowledges the good works of their opponents. Congress leaders talk with respect even about their enemies", said the Congress leader.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sonia Gandhi at Mandsaur: Madhya Pradesh can be better called Scam Pradesh

Mandsaur: Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi launched a scathing attack on BJP and its much hyped Gujarat model while addressing a huge election rally at Madsaur in Madhya Pradesh."BJP has been trying all its level best to grab power at any cost, by misleading people, spreading lies and misguiding the masses" said Sonia Gandhi beginning her speech..Slamming the Gujarat model, the Congress President lamented, "Nowadays, some people are talking big about Gujarat Model but they do not tell people that 40% of people living in Gujarat villages are not having adequate drinking water facilities. Every one child out two below 5 years is malnourished. About 27000 government posts for Dalits and Adivasis still remain vacant there. Dalits are deprived off their reservation rights in about 600 panchayats. The lands of the poor and farmers are being snatched away by the state government and sold to big industrialists".

Friday, April 18, 2014

Rahul Gandhi at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh: BJP spreads hatred, makes people fight each other

Khandwa: "BJP spreads hatred and promotes anger. It makes people fight each other", said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi while addressing a huge election rally at Khandwa Stadium, Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. "Congress talks with love, encourages brotherhood. But on the other side BJP spreads hatred and promotes anger. It makes people fight each other. BJP's friend Shiv Sena, beat up people from UP and Bihar in Maharashtra. In Karnataka, its cadres beat up women. In Gujarat its government is trying to evict the Sikh farmers from the state. BJP ideology is divisive and based on anger" said the Congress leader and added, ""Just listen to the speeches BJP leaders. It is full of hatred and anger. But if you hear our speeches, you can see that none of our leaders talk like BJP does. Congress leaders never abuse anyone. They talk with respect even about their enemies".

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rahul Gandhi at Korba, Chhattisgarh: BJP not respecting people, one man takes all decision in it

Korba: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on BJP and said while Congress wants one India where everyone is respected; BJP wants to create two Indias. "They (BJP) never come to you or ask you about your issues. That is why BJP just copied Congress manifesto and replaced 'hand' symbol with its. In BJP, one person has all authority, he takes entire decisions. They do not respect other leaders or people" he said.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launches a sharp attack on BJP in Raebareli, UP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra launches a sharp attack on BJP in Raebareli, UP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of UPA chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the sister of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on BJP. She visited Raebareli, UP the Lok Sabha constituency of Sonia Gandhi to campaign for the coming parliament elections. While addressing the meeting Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed BJP’s divisive ideology.
“You can witness a battle between two ideologies in this election. One is Congress’s ideology which believes in unity and harmony and everyone is respected; takes everyone forward. There is a BJP's ideology on the other side which works totally different. It spreads communal hatred,” said Priyanka Gandhi.
Congress policies have always been centered around you. We want to empower you,” she added. Priyanka Gandhi further said whether its Food security bill, RTI, Right to Education; Congress policies are aimed at people’s empowerment and growth. Congress has launched programs like Panchayati Raj to ensure people's empowerment, she asserted.
“BJP wants development just a handful of people. They only work for a selected group. There is all about ‘me’ and ‘I’ only in that party. They think only one person has the entire knowledge and solution of all issues,’’ she said attacking BJP.
‘’So it’s your responsibility to choose from these ideologies and cast your vote accordingly. You have to decide yourself what is good for your future,” Priyanka Gandhi further said, “you must decide whether we need harmony or unity for development" she urged.
“I have my full trust in you, the amount knowledge you have, nobody has. You know the difference between honest and the hypocrites,” added Priyanka.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is on a one day visit in Raebareli to support her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Full text of speech of Priyanka Gandhi at Raebareli

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rahul Gandhi at kishanganj in Bihar asks Modi not make people fools

Kishanganj: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi continues his blistering attack on BJP and Modi's 'Gujarat model' and hoped that the people have effective radars to find out the truth behind the 'toffee model'. "You must have heard about radars which are mainly used to track aeroplanes. Similarly the people, especially from Bihar, also possess fine tuned radars. It is highly technically effective so that truth can be easily found out" said Rahul Gandhi while addressing a huge Congress rally at Bihar's Kishanganj as part of his ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

Rahul Gandhi at Kishanganj Bihar

Rahul Gandhi in Bihar: People have fine tuned radars to find out truths about claims of Modi

Kishanganj: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi continues his blistering attack on BJP and Modi’s ‘Gujarat model’ and hoped that the people have effective radars to find out the truth behind the ‘toffee model’.
“You must have heard about radars which are mainly used to track aeroplanes. Similarly the people, especially from Bihar, also possess fine tuned radars. It is highly technically effective so that truth can be easily found out” said Rahul Gandhi while addressing a huge Congress rally at Bihar’s Kishanganj as part of his ongoing Lok Sabha polls.
He once again slammed the much hyped ‘Gujarat model’ and said, “About 45000 acres of land, almost the size of Purnia, has been given for a mere Rs 300 crore to a single industrialist – Adani- by Modi govt. Today, a toffee costs Rs. 1 but Modi government gave lands at Rs. 1. This is the ‘toffee model’. Same is the case with the major coastal line in Gujarat. A loan of Rs 10,000 crore was given to Tata at 0.1% interest rate for the Nano project. But a poor farmer can get loan only at an interest rate of 12%, but Tata gets loan at 0.1% interest rate for 25 years!”
“Let us examine some more facts of this ‘toffee model’ of BJP and Modi. About 40 lakh people in Gujarat are under BPL. 40% of the people are not getting adequate drinking water facilities in Gujarat; one out of two kids starves” he added.
“This election is a battle of two ideologies; between love and hatred. Congress talks with love, encourages brotherhood. But on the other side BJP spreads hatred and promotes anger. It makes people fight each other. BJP’s friend Shiv Sena, beat up your people in Maharashtra. Just listen to BJP leaders’ speeches. You will hear not a single speech which doesn’t have anger. They never acknowledge the good works of others. BJP thinks that only one man in has the entire knowledge and rest knows nothing” explained Rahul Gandhi and continued, “For BJP, this coming election is not for India or its people. They are not bothered about the poor, farmers or women in our country. For them, this election is for just Modi. They are not bothered the people. They forgot the glorious contributions of the people of Gujarat for developing that state. Modi now claims that he is the only man behind the entire progress of Gujarat”.
“Congress wants welfare of entire people, especially the poor and downtrodden. We therefore initiated a right-based paradigm. But what ideology does BJP follow? Under its model, only one man has authority for entire decisions. He urges people to make him the chowkeedar of the country. BJP wants to make him a chowkeedar (watchman) to solve all the issues in our country; But Congress wants to make every citizen a chowkeedar of our nation” said the Congress Vice President.
“So, please open your radars to find out the truth. Vote for Congress and elect our candidates” concluded Rahul Gandhi.
Full text of the speech by Congress President Rahul Gandhi' in Lahra Chowk, Kishanganj, Bihar

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacks BJP and Narendra Modi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of UPA chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the sister of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on BJP. She visited Raebareli, UP, Lok Sabha constituency of Sonia Gandhi; to support her mother. While addressing the masses Priyanka Gandhi Vadra lashed out BJP's divisive ideology.

Rahul Gandhi at Hingoli, Maharashtra attacks Gujarat Model, divisive BJP ideology

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi continued his sharp attack on Modi's Gujarat model and divisive BJP ideology while speaking at at a public rally in Tapadia State Ground, Hingoli, Maharashtra. "Sorry for being late. There was some technical issue with the chopper and so I became and late and kept you waiting. Normally BJP used to have technical problems during lections. Similarly today my chopper also had some technical snag" he said

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rahul Gandhi in Pune, Maharashtra: 2014 polls a battle between Gandhi's and Godse's thoughts

Pune: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a mammoth election rally at Pune in Maharashtra, said that 2014 election is a battle between politics of love and politics of anger."This election is a battle of two ideologies; one is that of Congress which believes in uniting and empowering people and the other is that of BJP. This election is a battle between the ideologies of Gandhi Ji and Godse -- the battle between politics of love and politics of anger. One ideology (Congress') unites and the other (BJP's) is divisive. Remember, whenever these two ideologies fought, always the ideology of Gandhi ji and the Congress party won. Godse had killed Gandhi Ji because he could not challenge Gandhi ji's ideology, thought and love. He had no reply to Gandhi Ji and so he took out his gun and murdered Gandhi ji", argued the Congress leader and added, "No one can defeat Congress' ideology. It is due to this vision, our country developed,

Rahul Gandhi at Latur (Maharashtra): It is Modi -- Adani partnership in BJP

In a blistering attack on Modi's much hyped Gujarat model, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi called it a 'toffee model' and also listed out some figures to question the development claims of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Gujarat. "Nowadays there are huge talks about Gujarat model. You must have heard about senior BJP leaders Advani and Jaswant Singh. Today, BJP has sidelined these leaders under its new leader Modi. Earlier, there was partnership between Vajpayee and Advani; today there is a new partnership -- between Modi and Adani" said Rahul Gandhi while addressing a Congress election rally at Latur in Maharashtra on Monday.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sonia Gandhi's sharp attack on BJP

Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi attacked BJP's divisive policy. She appealed to the masses by saying we are here to protect 'Hindustaniyat'. "Living with these feelings for each other across religions, castes, communities, regions is what makes us one strong nation. It is this, very heart & soul of India, that we are fighting to protect in this election, from those who seek to change it, and to divide us. These have been the bedrock of our progress. These are the essence of our Bharatiyata, our Hindustaniyat. We want unity. They want to impose uniformity. They say, "Just believe in me," said Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi at Aonla in Uttar Pradesh, attacks divisive BJP and anti-people SP, BSP

Aonla: Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi took on SP, BSP and BJP while addressing a party election rally at Aonla in Uttar Pradesh as part of her ongoing campaign for the Lok Sabha polls. "I feel very sad to see that some parties are trying to damage the rich culture of unity and togetherness. They try to destroy our tradition of unity in diversity and spread hatred among people for their narrow political gains. They try to divide the people in terms of caste, religion and community. Their ultimate aim is to grab power and only people can teach them a lesson", urged Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh takes on SP, BSP and BJP

Sonia Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh: Any ideology that spreads hatred is dangerous for the nation
Aonla: Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi took on SP, BSP and BJP while addressing a party election rally at Aonla in Uttar Pradesh as part of her ongoing campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.
“I feel very sad to see that some parties are trying to damage the rich culture of unity and togetherness. They try to destroy our tradition of unity in diversity and spread hatred among people for their narrow political gains. They try to divide the people in terms of caste, religion and community. Their ultimate aim is to grab power and only people can teach them a lesson”, urged Sonia Gandhi.
“Congress always tried to take every people, every section, together without any discrimination. We always gave special focus for the welfare of the weak and downtrodden. We made several policies for their upliftment. This is the difference between the Congress and its opponents. This is the differences between the Congress which delivers and our rivals which just talk big” argued the Congress President.
Taking on the opposition, Sonia Gandhi said further, “You have witnessed the anti-people regime of SP and BSP. You also are well aware about the divisive BJP politics. These parties spread hatred among the people in terms of caste and religion and make people fight each other. They are a threat to secularism. We must understand that peace is necessary of development of the country and welfare of the people. Any ideology that divides people and spreads hatred and disharmony is dangerous for the nation and its people”.
“So you must think properly and take a wise decision before voting. The need of the hour is to bring in a secular government and only the Congress party can provide the same for you. I am confident that the people will never support a divisive ideology and will never elect people who are promoting such dangerous politics. I am also sure that you will support the ideology of the Congress party and will give your valuable support to us” she appealed to the people.
While explaining various achievements of the Congress-led UPA government at the centre, the Congress leader continued, “Today, there are lots of talks on corruption and our opponents, who themselves are most corrupt, level baseless allegations against us (Congress) on it. But they forget that it was the Congress party which implemented RTI – the most powerful weapon to fight graft. Every citizen can legally gather any information regarding government functioning. It is the Congress, which enacted Right to Education to ensure free education for all children upto 14 years of age. To fight poverty and malnutrition, we implemented Food Security scheme... For the benefits of our soldiers, we implemented one-ran-one-pension scheme. We also framed stringent laws to curb atrocities against women. All these policies by the UPA government are aimed at empowering our people and to make them self reliant”.
Sonia Gandhi urged the people to make a right choice and to elect Congress candidates in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
Full text of the speech by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Aonla, Uttar Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi accompanied with Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is contesting from Amethi Lok Sabha seat for the third time, filed nomination papers on Saturday following a massive road show alongwith his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Priyanka Vadra and her husband Robert Vadra accompanied Rahul Gandhi during his 40km-long roadshow from Gauriganj to Amethi collectorate. Congress president Sonia Gandhi was by his side when he filed the nomination papers.
After talking to the media persons after filing the nomination, Rahul Gandhi denied making any personal remark against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "I did not make any personal remark. I just said Modi didn't mention his marital status earlier," Rahul Gandhi said.
“I have been working for more development here and I am very happy to continue my work for Amethi. The most important achievement is that the performance of the Self Help Groups here by which lots of women could get jobs and they feel secured and self reliant. Further the food park project and the works of National Highway also will be very beneficial for Amethi. Amethi is like my home and the people are my family members. I am confident about by win”, said the Congress leader.
Amethi goes to polls on May 7 and the poll process for filing nominations started today, April 12, with the issue of notification. The constituency is better known to be close to Nehru-Gandhi family since 1980, when Sanjay Gandhi represented it once and later Rajiv Gandhi represented the seat four times. Sonia Gandhi also represented the seat but later shifted to Raebareli, to vacate the seat for Rahul Gandhi later. Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had also represented the seat.

Priyanka Gandhi at Sultanpur talks about Varun Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and sister of Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a public meeting at Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh where her cousin Varun Gandhi is the BJP candidate."Varun has lost his way and we must take him to the correct path", she urged.

LS polls: Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi; Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi also present

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi files nomination from Amethi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming general elections. He was accompanied by mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi and Priyanka's husband Robert Vadra also present.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi denies media reports, says her focus would be Amethi and Raebareli only

Priyanka Gandhi clarifies, her focus would be just Amethi and Raebareli
New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and sister of party vice president Rahul Gandhi, denied media reports that she was willing to contest against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi and clarified that there was no proposal for her in this direction.
Priyanka Gandhi also emphasized that her family including Rahul Gandhi have told her they would whole-heartedly back her if she ever decides to contest an election. "No one in my family would ever stop me from contesting an election. My brother, mother and husband would wholeheartedly support me if I wanted to contest," said the charismatic Congress campaigner.
"My brother has expressed to me many times that he thinks I should contest,' said Priyanka Gandhi and noted that she would for now continue to focus on managing the campaigns of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in their constituencies of Amethi and Raebareli respectively, in Uttar Pradesh.
"My decision to not contest is personal. I will only change it when I feel from within I should."
There were reports that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had expressed her desire to contest against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi in UP, but the proposal was shot down by senior Congress leaders. Now, the present comments categorically deny all such reports and clearly explained about her clear stand.

Rahul Gandhi's first Hindi interview on Aaj tak

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's first Hindi interview on Aaj Tak. He spoke on various issues concerning the congress party and the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

Rahul Gandhi in UP: BJP has just one-point programme, to make one person the PM

Rahul Gandhi in UP: BJP has just one-point programme, to make one person the PM
Kanpur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a mammoth election rally at Naubasta, Akbarpur in Uttar Pradesh as part of his ongoing Lok Sabha polls campaign. “Congress designs its programmes after discussing with the people. We consider that the people have the knowledge and power. Our duty is just to come to you and seek your opinions. We respect people, their knowledge and strength”, said Rahul Gandhi.
“BJP also has come with its manifesto. What have they done? They just copied our manifesto and encrypted BJP symbol into it. As you know, we already have implemented one-rank-one-pension scheme for our soldiers across the country. But BJP manifesto offers the same but it does not understand that this programme already is in operation. Same is the case with industrial corridor project. BJP also copied our right to health proposal” lamented the Congress leader.
“Why does this happen?” Rahul Gandhi asked and continued, “BJP never bothered about people; it never goes to masses. BJP thinks that only one man in the whole world possesses entire knowledge. India (Gandhi) Ji had talked about a 20-point programme. But BJP has only a one-point agenda – to make one person the PM. There is no BJP, Advani ji or Jaswant Ji, only one individual (Modi)”.
“Our efforts are to empower the people – the poor, weak, women and downtrodden. On the other side BJP is divisive. Its friend – Shiv Sena, an NDA ally- threaten people from UP and Bihar in Maharashtra. BJP cadres beat up women in Karnataka” asserted the Congress Vice President.
Focussing on the proposals on women empowerment made in the Congress manifesto, Rahul Gandhi informed, “Our manifesto offers 2000 dedicated Mahila police stations across the country. We had implemented 50% women reservation in local bodies. But the women reservation bill which grants 33% reservation in Parliament and assemblies is still pending as the BJP has been blocking its passage. We will pass that bill too. We will ensure adequate women representation in Parliament as well as in the Congress party. We talk a lot about our country becoming a super power. But we can never achieve this till we empower our women properly”.
Slamming Gujarat model, the Congress leader quipped, “What is happening in Gujarat? The small industries in the state are shutting down. Same is the case with textile units. Just 2-3 business houses avail the entire benefits and people get nothing. The farmers, labourers, poor, all suffer”.
Lashing out at the double speak of BJP on graft, Rahul Gandhi said, “BJP talks a lot of corruption but its manifesto does not include any action plan to fight graft. BJP just talks, but does nothing. It was Congress which enacted RTI Act and Lokpal. There are no sufficient RTI commissioners in Gujarat and there is no proper Lokayukta too in the state” and added, “There are 5 more anti-corruption bills are still pending in the Parliament as the BJP opposes its passage”.
While concluding his address, the Congress leader struck a chord with the people and commented, “Kanpur was one called ‘Manchester of the East’. I want a day when Manchester would be called ‘Kanpur of the West’. This must be our focus and if we want to transform Kanpur, we must think about the state government also. Only a Congress government can serve you sincerely”.
Full text of the speech of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Naubasta, Akbarpur in Uttar Pradesh

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Doda (Jammu), 11th April 2014

Rahul Gandhi: BJP thinks only Modi, not the people, knows everything
Doda: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a huge election rally at Doda in Jammu and Kashmir and took on BJP for its double-speak on women empowerment. He also targeted BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘late’ admission that he is married to Jashodaben, in the recent poll affidavit filed.
“Nowadays, I see BJP poster with the promise of women empowerment. They talk about women empowerment but its cadres beat up women in Bangalore. Karnataka Chief Minister had told me that one of BJP’s former ministers was charged with assault on women. BJP MLAs watch porn through mobiles at state Assembly. How the women of India could feel safe under BJP and Modi's so-called Gujarat model when in Gujarat, policemen are sent behind a woman, her phone was tapped by policemen. For the first time, only now, Modi admitted that he was married. Why did he hide it till now? Till date, he never had mentioned his wife’s name in any affidavit. We don't know how many elections he has fought, for the first time he has written that he is married. Still, BJP talks about women empowerment!” said Rahul Gandhi.
In another attack on Modi and BJP, the Congress leader lamented, “In Gujarat, hundreds of acres of lands were given to a particular businessman at throw-away prices. BJP sidelined Advani and accepted Adani. It ousted Jaswant Singh from the party”.
“For me India is a bouquet which contains various flowers. I treat every flower equally. For Congress all Indians are equal. We want to ensure that every citizen’s voice is heard in the system” reiterated Rahul Gandhi.
“We want to empower people more. That is why we talk about rights. But BJP makes people fight against another. They make people fight to suppress their voices. They want no one to question their actions. Congress runs governments for common man, the poor and downtrodden” explained the Congress Vice President.
Continuing his onslaught against BJP, Rahul Gandhi continued, “BJP leaders never try to understand the issues of the people. They are egoistic. They do not have any faith in people. I and my party believe that people have the knowledge and that is why we go to the people. We learn a lot from them. I believe politicians have to learn from the masses. They must go to them and interact with the masses” and added, “I am not at all worried about win and loss. I have just one thing – the love and affection of the people”.
“BJP wants to impose its ideology on others. They want Gujarat model to be replicated everywhere. It is not possible. Kashmir needs Kashmir Model. The only thing we must do is to empower the people. That is what Congress has been trying to do” he explained.
“We will win this time too. We will treat everyone equally and will take everyone together with us in our efforts for development. Our focus is benefit of entire people. We want to work with love and affection and take forward our country towards more progress”, Rahul Gandhi concluded.

 Full text of the speech of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Doda (Jammu)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Rahul Gandhi in Akbarpur (UP): BJP has just one agenda -- to make Modi the PM

Kanpur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a mammoth election rally at Naubasta, Akbarpur in Uttar Pradesh as part of his ongoing Lok Sabha polls campaign. "Congress designs its programmes after discussing with the people. We consider that the people have the knowledge and power. Our duty is just to come to you and seek your opinions. We respect people, their knowledge and strength", said Rahul Gandhi. "BJP also has come with its manifesto. What have they done? They just copied our manifesto and encrypted BJP symbol into it. As you know, we already have implemented one-rank-one-pension scheme for our soldiers across the country. But BJP manifesto offers the same but it does not understand that this programme already is in operation. Same is the case with industrial corridor project. BJP also copied our right to health proposal" lamented the Congress leader.

Sonia Gandhi addresses election rally in Balasore (Odisha), slams BJP and BJD

Congress Vice President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi addressed a Congress election rally at Balasore in Odisha. While speaking to the occasion she lashed out BJP and BJD for corruption.

Rahul Gandhi in Doda (Jammu & Kashmir) targets Modi for hiding his marital status earlier

Doda: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a huge election rally at Doda in Jammu and Kashmir and took on BJP for its double-speak on women empowerment. "Nowadays, I see BJP poster with the promise of women empowerment. They talk about women empowerment but its cadres beat up women in Bangalore. Karnataka Chief Minister had told me that one of BJP's former ministers was charged with assault on women. BJP MLAs watch porn through mobiles at state Assembly. How the women of India could feel safe under BJP and Modi's so-called Gujarat model when in Gujarat, policemen are sent behind a woman, her phone was tapped by policemen. For the first time, only now, Modi admitted that he was married. Why did he hide it till now? Till date, he never had mentioned his wife's name in any affidavit. We don't know how many elections he has fought, for the first time he has written that he is married. Still, BJP talks about women empowerment!" said Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi in Udaipur, Rajasthan: BJP wants one-man rule, ignores the poor

Udaipur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a huge election rally at Udaipur in Rajasthan. "The propagators of 'India Shining' ask what UPA have done in the past ten years. The fact is that they do not go to people and talk to them and hence they are not able to ascertain the reality. BJP is not at all bothered about the poor and downtrodden" said the Congress President and went on to say, "They just need a government of one person and that person is controlled by some business persons. BJP wants one-man rule but Congress looks for people's rule".

Friday, April 11, 2014

Rahul Gandhi at Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan): BJP blindly copied Congress manifesto

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi while addressing a mammoth election rally at Swarn Jayanti Stadium in Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) launched a scathing attack on BJP by saying that its manifesto is just a blind copy of Congress'. "We had started discussions on our manifesto across the country. We held interactions with various sections of the society. Many people expressed happiness that they could have their rights to job, food and education and they further requested for rights in medicines and shelter. We had started the right to health programme in Rajasthan, now we will implement in the whole country. Similarly we will ensure that all the poor have housing too. We will also will grant right to pension to the old-aged persons. What did BJP do? They just copied our Manifesto and just put in Lotus symbol on it" said the Congress President and asked BJP, "Do something on your own. Why do you blindly copy us?"

Rahul Gandhi at Balod in Chhattisgarh: Modi will do anything to become Prime Minister

Balod: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a mammoth election rally at Kharhibhardar ground in Kanker at Balod in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. While speaking on the occasion, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi could do anything to grab the power. "Modi wants to become Prime Minister and he will do anything for it. He will divide the people, will make you fight against each other. His party (BJP) considers that a single person (Modi) possesses all the knowledge. It thinks that he can run the entire country. BJP urges people to make that person the chowkeedar (watchman) of our country. But Congress wants every citizen to be India's watchman. We want the people to handle the key of our nation. You must be able to go anywhere and live with respect there. Remember, some watchmen loot the people too", said Rahul Gandhi.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rahul Gandhi at Silchar, Assam lashes out at BJP, says it instigates violence

Silchar: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a mega election rally at Assam's Silchar on Wednesday and launched a scathing attack on BJP and NDA for instigating violence across the country. "When NDA was in power, they forgot our poor, farmers and downtrodden. In Maharashtra, they threaten labourers from UP and Bihar. Gujarat riots took place under it. We witnessed riots at Muzaffarnagar. Wherever they go, they instigate violence; make people fight each other" said the Congress leader.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rahul Gandhi in Assam tells voters, “your fight is my fight, I will come here again”

In Assam, Rahul Gandhi lashes out at BJP, says it instigates violence
Silchar: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressed a mega election rally at Assam’s Silchar on Wednesday and launched a scathing attack on BJP and NDA for instigating violence across the country.
“When NDA was in power, they forgot our poor, farmers and downtrodden. In Maharashtra, they threaten labourers from UP and Bihar. Gujarat riots took place under it. We witnessed riots at Muzaffarnagar. Wherever they go, they instigate violence; make people fight each other” said the Congress leader.
“There is huge difference between us and the opposition; I repeat it everywhere I go. For us India is a bouquet, which contains different flowers – that of various religions, languages and regions. We must respect them all. But in Maharashtra, our opposition parties threaten the people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Their leaders come here too and make big speeches on unity but they do not understand your culture or history” explained Rahul Gandhi.
The Congress Vice President continued further slamming ‘Gujarat model’, “Congress respects every individual, language and places. You can talk your language anywhere in our country. But BJP wants one model to be replicated everywhere in our country. In Assam, they talk about Gujarat model. But Assam needs Assam model which has been working fine. Assam, therefore, do not need a Gujarat model” and added, “BJP thinks that if one leader is made the Prime Minister, that will solve all the issues. They urge people to make him the chowkeedar (watchman) of our country. But Congress wants every citizen to be India’s watchman. We want the people to handle the key of our nation. You must be able to go anywhere and live with respect there”.
“BJP wants development of a selected group. That is what happening in Gujarat. We want an India where everyone is uplifted” said Rahul Gandhi.
Referring to the Congress manifesto, the party leader informed, “In future, we want to give people three more new rights. Like right to food, right to job now we plan to give them right to healthcare by giving free treatment and medicines and a right to shelter to enable the poor to have their own houses. Apart from these, we also will launch new pension schemes for the old-aged persons”.
“Congress always worked for all, for all sections without any discrimination. We want to empower all our people. That is why we implemented Panchayati raj, reservation for women in local bodies and implemented most of the recommendations of the Sachhar committee. We will continue with our efforts to serve our people. We will address your local issues too” he assured.
Leaders must go to the people. The people are the best teachers and every politician must know it and should try to gather knowledge from the people. They should shun their ego and must go the masses with bowed head.
“Your fight is my fight. I will come again after the poll to interact with you and to realise your pain” said Rahul Gandhi striking a chord with the people while concluding his speech.
Full text of the speech of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Silchar, Assam
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