Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was stopped from visiting a village where 10 tribal people were gunned down this week over a land dispute, officials said.
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday resigned for the post of Congress Party President, says that he was to blame for the party's rout in the Lok Sabha elections where it could win only 52 of the 542 seats.
Narendra Modi is back again as premier. And we mustn’t grudge him for that because he has been elected and not selected, and by millions.
A delegation of 12 leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, was detained soon after it landed at the Srinagar airport. They were made to wait at the airport before they were sent back by another flight to Delhi.
The Grand Old Party is listless and the return of Sonia Gandhi as interim president only reaffirms that the party is still unable to go beyond the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty formula (“Congress falls back on reluctant Sonia,” Aug. 12, Gulf Today).
The Congress ship has been rudderless for months, after Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation, accepting moral responsibility for the party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. That it is taking such a long time to find a successor speaks volumes of the state of affairs in the party (“Congress Party to choose interim President today,” Aug 10, Gulf Today).
His first programme was at the women-only St Theresa’s College in the port city of Kochi where he taught the students some lessons in Aikido, Japanese martial art.
When Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to power in 2014, India was ranked 27th in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index. In the 2020 index, released last week, it is at the 53rd place in the list
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi ventured into the sea off Kerala coasts along with fishermen on a country boat on Wednesday and returned with little catch but huge political mileage for his party ahead of elections.
If the Gandhi trio stirred themselves into action as a serious opposition, is there a possibility that they would end up in jail? If they were spared despite this affront, it would imply that the Modi outfit has come to the conclusion that the Gandhis are now totally harmless.