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Rahul Gandhi courts arrest amid Congress protest, says ‘Modi is corrupt’

NEW DELHI: Indian opposition leader and Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, on Friday courted arrest along with top party leaders during a massive protest in New Delhi against the government's move to send country's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Alok Verma on leave. Mr Gandhi and his colleagues later went to a police station as hundreds of Congress workers demonstrated outside. He left the police station after some time, according to TOI. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deceived the nation. He can run…

Rahul Gandhi wants India to adopt Pakistan-like voting system

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has called for using of ballot papers in India like Pakistan employ in its elections. While addressing the media, Gandhi said that if Pakistan can use ballot papers then India should consider doing so as well as it could save a lot of electricity which gets wasted to keep the machines operational for hours. “Using Ballot papers instead of electronic voting machines will help save us a lot of electricity which gets wasted during 10 hours while the EVM is ON,” he added.…

Modi says it was ‘unwanted hug’ from Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Giving his reaction to the Rahul Gandhi’s unexpected gesture of ‘admiration’ ,Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after took a dig at the “unwanted hug” he received from Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Parliament, saying it was a result of the opposition’s lack of reason for their no-confidence motion against his government. “We asked the reasons for their no confidence motion but when they failed to give it they ended up giving an unwanted hug,” Modi said, referring to Gandhi’s embrace during a debate…

WATCH: Modi stunned after getting unexpected hug from Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

NEW DELHI: You may have seen countless moments of mud-slinging in politics, but the one in the Indian Assembly today could set a new precedent of respect. It happened when opposition figure Rahul Gandhi approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the parliament session and hugged him affectionately. "You may call me Pappu, but I don't hate you," Rahul Gandhi said, looking directly at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then walking across to embrace him. It may not have been an "earthquake" but the Congress president's…

India’s Rahul Gandhi vows to fight Hindu umbrella group RSS in court

NEW DELHI: India's opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defaming a powerful Hindu supremacist group closely linked to the ruling party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi will fight charges in court that he defamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organisation when he accused the Hindu movement of assassinating Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi. A member of the RSS -- a Hindu umbrella group which is the ideological inspiration for Modi's rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party -- sued…

Congress MLA breaks silence on reports of ‘marriage’ with Rahul Gandhi

LUCKNOW: Visibly upset over viral reports of marriage with India’s Congress President Rahul, Gandhi, the female MLA from the same party has expressed her link-up with Gandhi scion. "I am really saddened by such baseless rumours being spread. Rahulji is like an elder brother to me. I ritualistically tie rakhi on his wrist. Those behind the link-up are absolutely wrong and aim to malign my image as also that of Rahul Gandhiji," Aditi Singh told the Indian media. Aditi said, "Talk of my marriage with Rahul Gandhi is a…

Rahul Gandhi takes over as president of India’s Congress party

NEW DELHI: India's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history. Fireworks erupted over the party headquarters in New Delhi drowning out the voice of his mother Sonia Gandhi as she handed over the reins of power to her 47-year-old son. Rahul Gandhi, wearing a long flowing white kurta, smiled and waved from the dais adorned with posters of his late…

Rahul Gandhi calls GST imposed by Modi govt as ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’

NEW DELHI: The Modi-led government in India has imposed a Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the opposition has gone berserk over it. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi says that the GST is a " Gabbar Singh Tax+ ," aimed at capturing the people's hard-earned money. "Congress GST= Genuine Simple Tax. Modi ji's GST= Gabbar Singh Tax…..” Rahul tweeted, repeating his attack from a day before. His meaning: The Modi government's tax reform is aimed at grabbing the taxpayers' money, as opposed to the Congress's 'Genuine…

Gandhi brand no longer sells in Indian politics

NEW DELHI: India’s Congress party and its controlling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has been synonymous with political power for most of the 70 years since independence, hit a new low with this weekend's vice-presidential election. The Congress-backed candidate was crushed in Saturday's parliamentary ballot by the nominee of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The victory means the BJP occupy the top three offices of state for the first time, following its victory in last…

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi arrested

MADHYA PRADESH: Indian Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh police after he attempted he visit the violence-hit district Mandsaur after repeated warnings from the police not to do so. Speaking to the media, he said he wasn’t given a reason for being arrested. Earlier in the day, the police had maintained that they would not permit Gandhi to visit the district. The Congress leader reached Udaipur, Rajasthan, before leaving for MP by road. “Na kisaano ka karza maaf karte hain, na bonus dete;…