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Rahul Gandhi

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  1. Vyom

    Vyom Captain IDF NewBie

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    Those against Rahul Gandhi within Congress will have to go: Salman Khurshid

    New Delhi: Amid reports that a section of its top leaders are against naming Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of the party, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday warned that those who have a problem with the party vice president will have to go.

    Speaking to a leading private TV news channel, the External Affairs Minister said, “If anyone has a problem with Rahul, they will have to leave.”

    Khurshid, who endorsed Rahul's nomination as PM candidate, was also quoted as saying, “Time has come for generational change. There shouldn't be adjustment problems with Rahul. Those who have a problem with him will have to go."

    The reaction from Khurshid came shortly after many top leaders, including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Rashid Alvi and Oscar Fernandes, backed Rahul's name for the top job.

    While many have voiced support to Rahul Gandhi, a section of its leaders have also expressed reservations over the party projecting him as the face for the 2014 polls.

    Few Congress leaders does not want Rahul to be exposed to the tirade of Narendra Modi, the main opposition BJP's PM candidate.

    If sources are to be believed. then instead of being named as the PM candidate, Rahul could be elevated as the Congress working president at the AICC session.

    At the moment, the party central leadership is said to weighing all options regarding Rahul Gandhi.

    Before making any major announcement on Rahul Gandhi, the party leaders want to deliberate on three main options - conferring him as its prime ministerial candidate, promoting him to Working President, or declaring that he will lead the campaign for the national election that must be held by May.

    Rahul, in an interview published recently, had indicated that he is ready for the top job.

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has already ruled himself out of a third term if the ruling UPA comes back to power. Manmohan has already praised Rahul's "outstanding credentials".

    If officially nominated, Rahul would take on BJP's Narendra Modi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

    http://zeenews.india.com/news/natio...s-will-have-to-go-salman-khurshid_904559.html
     
  2. ricky123

    ricky123 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Re: Those against Rahul Gandhi within Congress will have to go: Salman Khurshid

    Isnt Khurshid the one involved in the Scam of disabled person ,,,then one time he said i will lay down my life for sonia gandhi and next day he was anointed as External Affairs Minister .. so there is clearly some rewards in s*cking up to the gandhis ..he is just trying to do his job :rofl: just wait and u will see Diggy the Dog s*cking up to his master soon
     
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  3. layman

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    Re: Those against Rahul Gandhi within Congress will have to go: Salman Khurshid

    Seems like they can change Cong. to Gandhi's Party... :facepalm:
     
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    Rahul Gandhi will lead the Congress campaign in Lok Sabha polls, say CWC sources: P

    Rahul Gandhi will lead the Congress campaign for the general election, but his mother and party president Sonia Gandhi has decided he will not be the party's prime ministerial candidate. (Track LIVE updates)

    Her decision was taken at this evening's meeting of the Congress Working Committee- the party's senior-most leaders including Mr Gandhi who is Vice-President. Many in the group urged that the 43-year-old formally run for prime minister. But Mrs Gandhi said the Congress traditionally does not name a candidate before voting is held and that Mr Gandhi will serve as the campaign chief, a decision that was then endorsed by the group.

    "The Congress president declared that the next election will be fought under Rahul Gandhi's leadership," said Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi. He also said that Mr Gandhi told the group,"I am a dedicated soldier of the Congress. I will perform any duty party asks me to."

    The resolution adopted at today's Congress meeting will be ratified at a huge conclave tomorrow to be attended by thousands of party workers.

    Earlier this week, in a rare interview, Mr Gandhi said he would accept whatever responsibility is conferred upon him by the Congress, seen by many as his strongest hint yet that he was finally ready to officially lead the 2014 campaign.

    In September, the main opposition party, the BJP, declared Narendra Modi as its presumptive prime minister. Sources in the Congress acknowledge that senior leaders are not in favour of pitting Mr Gandhi against Mr Modi, whose campaign style has typically been more aggressive and dynamic.

    Mr Gandhi was the star campaigner for the Congress in recent elections in key states like Delhi, but the party performed abysmally.

    His appetite for power has been questioned by critics, who also say his ability and instincts remain unproven. He has no ministerial experience, has never held a government job, and has typically been evasive about his future role.

    Rahul Gandhi won't be PM nominee, will lead Congress campaign | NDTV.com

    mubark ho bhaiyo ... BJP ke jeet pakki !!! now wherever this not so young man campaigns ... BJP will win there definitely !!! jai ho jai ho jai ho ... :mrgreen:
     
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    Re: Rahul Gandhi will lead the Congress campaign in Lok Sabha polls, say CWC sources:

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    Re: Rahul Gandhi will lead the Congress campaign in Lok Sabha polls, say CWC sources:

    Last chance...and they're going to waste it!! :BVICTORY::BVICTORY:
     
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    Rahul at AICC meet, says 'we gave power to the people'

    NEW DELHI: After a long wait, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addressed the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meet held in New Delhi on Friday.

    He began his speech by thanking the "soldiers" of the Congress party. He also thanked the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the commendable job he has done for the nation.

    Rahul gave the credit of passing the crucial Right to Information (RTI) Act to his party and said that through this Act the people of the country have been given great power. He stressed that the Congress has increased the power of the people in the country.

    Signalling that Congress is ready for the battle ahead in the Lok Sabha elections, party president Sonia Gandhi today attacked theBJP saying its "divisive" ideology is the "biggest threat" while it puts up a "pretence" of moderation.

    In 20-minute speech, she also touched on the issue of corruption, a major issue stalking theUPA II government, appealing to parties to rise above political considerations to ensure passage of anti-corruption measures pending in Parliament.

    AICC meet: Congress cannot be finished, democracy is not about one man, says Rahul Gandhi - The Times of India

    bas karo yaar ... jab bhi koe congressi mo khol ta hai ... bakwas he karta hai.
     
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    Rahul Gandhi will be PM if Congress wins: Jairam Ramesh

    NEW DELHI: Union minister Jairam Ramesh said if Congress returns to power, he does not see the party MPs electing anyone other than Rahul Gandhi as prime minister.

    Ramesh said irrespective of the fact that Rahul was not announced the PM candidate, he was masterminding and executing the Congress campaign with the help of other leaders. "He is giving direction, content and substance to our campaign," he said.

    In an interview to TOI, the rural development minister said, "As far as we are concerned, a vote for Congress is a vote for Rahul and vice versa. Ours is not a presidential system. The MPs elect their leader and in case of Congress, I don't see them electing anyone other than Rahul."

    A part of the Congress's key election campaign panel, Ramesh denied that Rahul's future leadership would receive a setback if the party lost the election and the party had taken a big risk in putting him at the head of party in a contest which was going to be difficult.

    "He is leading our campaign. Leadership means taking the ups and downs of political campaigning," he said.

    With Rahul beginning to speak out in public, Ramesh said it was a good development because communication was important.

    "He has been reserved in his public communication. But there is no better way of convincing people than communicating yourself. Communication is not just for pledges and promises but also about telling what you have done," he said, adding, "He has not been reserved in private communication but he has been in public. This is beginning to change."

    Ramesh wished Rahul had begun to speak out earlier. "I wish his media interactions were more frequent and had come earlier because he has a lot of things to tell, he has a good story to tell."

    Backing Rahul in his political future, the minister said Rahul has an incisive and probing mind and does not have fixed answers. "Its an analytical mind and he has been trying to bring some of those dimensions of his personality into his political role," he said.

    Ramesh cited democratization of the Youth Congress and the NSUI through internal elections as example of his search for solutions. "Opinion is divided on how it has fared but leadership is not about taking people to areas they know but about taking people to parts where they have not gone," he said, adding, "He wants to take his experiment to Congress."

    Rahul Gandhi will be PM if Congress wins: Jairam Ramesh - The Times of India

    I can only laugh at RG and JR .... fools
     
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    Rahul meets PM, seeks minority status for Jains

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met PM Manmohan Singh, urging him to consider speedily giving “national minorityâ€￾ status to Jains.

    The minority affairs ministry has already moved a Cabinet note on conferring Jains minority status. Once approved, it will be then taken up by the National Commission for Minorities, which has powers to notify a religious group as a national minority.

    Such as status would help confer constitutional safeguards to Jains and make them eligible for welfare programmes of the minority affairs ministry.

    Gandhi’s move came after a delegation of Jain leaders led by Union Minister Pradeep Jain had met him to se
    ek his support for the notification of Jains as a minority community at the national level.

    The AICC had said in a release that Jain Samaj leaders had spoken to Rahul about their long-pending demand for minority status for the community and urged him to support their cause.

    “Rahul recognised the role played by the Jain community in the social, cultural and economic development of the country. He assured the delegation that he would do his utmost to ensure fair and equitable recognition and representation for the Jain community,â€￾ the release said.

    Rahul meets PM, seeks minority status for Jains - Hindustan Times

    RG can get minority status and reservation to any one in this universe ...
     
  10. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    Re: Those against Rahul Gandhi within Congress will have to go: Salman Khurshid

    truth has been said.
     
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    Re: Those against Rahul Gandhi within Congress will have to go: Salman Khurshid

    This is the true nature of India's democracy - anyone who has reservations with a tested and failed product can go. Kudos to Congress. I voted for them in 2009 because of their peformence in UPA I but I am not sure how long it will take before I can bring myself to vot for them again.
     
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    Rahul gandhi: A candidate who was not-to-be or the downfall of a dynasty

    Decisions taken at the meeting held on Friday at the All India Congress Committee of the INC came as a total surprise not only to observers but also to the Indian opposition.

    Apparently, the opposition was already looking forward to a duel between their candidate - Narendra Modi, an experienced administrator and Rahul Gandhi, whom opponents of the INC call “prince†and consider a politician who has nothing to his credit other than a loud sounding name. Die-hard activists of the INC - “soldiers of the party†were also anticipating that Rahul’s name would be declared as their party’s candidate for the prime minister’s post in the upcoming elections. For them the news of his nomination would have sounded like an order from the top to counter-attack and reverse the outcome of the election campaign, which is not at all proceeding in favour of the Congress party.

    However, at the last moment Sonia Gandhi intervened in this situation, forcing party members to consent to a more complex and intricate combination. Addressing the party forum, she informed of the final decision, backed by her proposal and approved by the Congress party leadership. The decision reads out as the following: the party will not nominate Rahul Gandhi’s candidature to the post of the prime minister and instruct him to lead the Congress campaign in the elections of 2014.

    What made Sonia Gandhi abandon the nomination of Rahul at the last moment?, reflects our commentator - Sergei Tomin.

    Many observers have promptly called it a win-win situation and a wise political decision. Sonia Gandhi’s logic is apparently based on the following - that if the ruling party wins the election, then after winning it, nothing prevents it to name Rahul as the prime minister. If the party loses the election, then no one in the party will consider that it was a personal defeat too for Sonia Gandhi’s son. And “undefeated Rahul†in a few years time, during the next upcoming election campaign will be able to take revenge for the failure in 2014.

    Meanwhile, a personal fight between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi was perhaps the only chance for the Congress to catch up with the BJP to snatch victory in the upcoming elections. Everyone knows what a magical effect the name “Gandhi†has on Indian masses. Though Rahul has had no real administrative experience, his formidable weapon is his belonging to a glorious dynasty. Besides Narendra Modi is very controversial politician who is resented by a major section of the society. However, as we see, Sonia Gandhi decided to hold back this lethal weapon that the Congress has in store till better times, says Sergei Tomin.

    This leads to the question - why? The answer may shock party activists and Congress voters. The party leadership has actually accepted defeat in the upcoming elections, knowing before-hand that the party is not capable of winning them by beating the BJP. So as on today, what really interest the Congress party are the future elections. In these elections the Congress will be forced to follow the unspoken posture: “The main thing is not victory but participationâ€. And if the party does not aim to win - why use Rahul in the full capacity, why “shoot at the sparrows by using heavy artilleryâ€.

    In general, by avoiding a duel with Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi has actually taken a substitute’s seat in the Congress and may be on that bench for quite a few years. Many consider this move as politically farsighted. However, it is quite possible that the experienced Sonia may get crushed down due to her own doing. Because, towards the end, Rahul risks of overstaying at the substitute’s bench of the Congress and join the ranks of people with “lost dreamsâ€. In the world of politics there are ample examples of upcoming stars that never made it to the top. There are no guarantees that Rahul Gandhi is not destined for such a fate.

    Furthermore, such a wait-and-watch attitude may be the beginning of the end for the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, which has gained fame by actively participating in politics and by never being on the defensive, anticipating for “better timesâ€.

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    Re: Rahul Gandhi will be PM if Congress wins: Jairam Ramesh

    Ek din rahul gandhi congress ki lutiya dubyaga.
     
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    Re: Rahul Gandhi will be PM if Congress wins: Jairam Ramesh

     
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    Rahul Gandhi shown black flags in Amethi, blames SP government for power crisis and bad roads

    LUCKNOW: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was shown black flags by women activists of Jan Kalyan Samiti and Bhartiya Kisan Union during his visit to Amethi on Wednesday evening.

    The JKS and BKU activists were angry over power supply and bad roads in the districts. Some Aam Aadmi supporters also raised slogans against Rahul, alleging that he has neglected Amethi.

    Rahul, who is on a two-day visit to his constituency, was scheduled to arrive in the morning but got late due to bad weather.

    Unfazed by protests, he went out and met protesters, even shook hands with AAP workers. Talking to reporters, he said that he has done everything possible for Amethi. "We have done a good job here for women and farmers. I admit that power situation and roads are bad but they are state government's responsibility. Centre has given money to the state government but it has not been used," he said.

    In a bid to silence his critics, Rahul, who is accompanied by sister Priyanka, left behind security to mingle with people waiting for him since morning. He even offered a seat to an old lady in his car. Many saw this as Rahul's attempt to counter the 'shahzada' and 'yuvraj' tags given to him by opposition parties.

    Meanwhile, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas took digs at Rahul, saying that he was in Amethi on a "two-day political picnic" and not to share the "pain" of the people. "Rahul is not coming to feel the pain of the people, he is here on a political picnic. The people of Amethi are feeling cheated," Vishwas told reporters.

    Vishwas, who is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Amethi, challenged Rahul for a public dialogue. He said that he would like Rahul to name four persons he knows in Amethi other than Congress leaders.

    "We want to talk to Rahul. He must tell us what works are being done in villages. The common people wanted to know his opinion on bigger issues like price rise and corruption," he said.

    Rahul Gandhi shown black flags in Amethi, blames SP government for power crisis and bad roads - The Times of India
     

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