Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wound up a four-day visit to his flood-ravaged Wayanad constituency and invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and see the devastation.
"My father-in-law and mother-in-law stay there. Both are diabetic, have high blood pressure. Today is the 22nd day, neither me nor my husband have been able to speak to them. We have no clue if they have medicines available at home," she said.
It’s dark at home. When he steps out, it’s darkness again. As he decides to walk on the darkness thickens. That’s the reality that makes up the lives of millions of Indians, who if given a chance would like to be unborn.
This refers to the report ‘Priyanka favourite as Rahul stands firm on quitting’ May 26, Gulf Today). After accepting the election defeat, it is an honest choice on the part of Rahul Gandhi to step down and remain as a party member. The Congress should accept it and find a suitable alternative, most probably not from the Gandhi family.
The opposition’s role in democracy is always very important. Ruling party and opposition dialectics is the core strength of democracy.
When Trinamool’s Mahua Moitra took Parliament by storm in her debut speech last month, a thought crossed my mind. In over two decades as Congress President could not Sonia Gandhi have sent a handful of young people to both the Houses who would have been noticed: politically savvy, feet on the ground, conversant with issues, articulate?
After I finished reading the 55-page Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, I suddenly remembered a scene in the famous political satire British sitcom, ‘Yes Prime Minister’.
India has gone on high security alert ahead of the start of its marathon elections that will continue for nearly 40 days in April and May, with some 900 million people eligible to vote in 543 parliamentary seats.
Breaking his 24-hour silence, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the “abuse of executive power” in Jammu-Kashmir by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).