Rahul Gandhi

Kerala Lok Sabha results: The winners and why they won

The verdict is out and, in stark contrast to the national trend, people have given the Congress and its allies a handsome win in Kerala. TNIE gives an overview of the election results

published on : 24th May 2019

Kejriwal, Sonia, Rahul, and other leaders queue-up as voters seal their fate in sixth phase of polling

Many prominent leaders including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and BJP Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari exercised their democratic franchise in the sixth phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections on 12 May 2019.

published on : 12th May 2019

From our archives: Rajiv Gandhi's Lakshadweep holiday; Guess who else was there

Did Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi use INS Viraat as his personal playground during his visit to the Lakshadweep islands, along with family and friends? We dive into the Express archives to find out. 

published on : 10th May 2019

Navjot Sidhu to Gautam Gambhir: The not-so-model netas this election season

The high-voltage campaigns during the Lok Sabha polls have witnessed an array of netas violating the EC’s guidelines. Needless to say, the poll watchdog issued show cause notices and, in some cases, barred them from campaigning.

published on : 30th April 2019

How rich are our netas? Here's a lowdown

Ever wondered how rich our politicians are? We bring you a list of selected netas across party lines with their incomes and net worth.

published on : 29th April 2019

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Rahul Gandhi begins roadshow in Kerala's Wayanad 

Braving the scorching heat, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, began a roadshow Thursday in Wayanad constituency as part of his poll campaign for the April 23 Lok Sabha elections.

published on : 4th April 2019

Rahul Gandhi in Vijayawada, Mamata and Kejriwal in Vizag as poll battle intensifies in Andhra Pradesh

While RaGa reiterated his commitment to accord Special Category Status to the state Vijayawada, CM Naidu's counterparts from Delhi and WB requested the voters to back the TDP once again, at Visakhapatnam.

published on : 1st April 2019

Congress CMs take oath in three Hindi heartland states amid opposition bonhomie, absence of key allies

The Congress chief ministers in three heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh took oath amid much fanfare on 17 December 2018 in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and a host of opposition leaders. It was heartening to see the bonhomie amongst political leaders and alliance partners from different states amid talks of a united anti-BJP front at an all-India level to defeat the ruling party in the Lok sabha elections next year. But the absence of key Mahagathbandhan allies like BSP supremo Mayawati, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal was all too visible.

published on : 18th December 2018

IN PICTURES | Rahul Gandhi hugs unwilling Narendra Modi, winks; Speaker Sumitra Mahajan annoyed

Unlike chess, a Parliament debate offers the advantage to the one who plays last. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with his long speech playing out at prime time, found enough biting wit and aplomb in his rhetoric to even the scores — as he was expected to. And the numbers in the end — 325 Noes and 126 Ayes — offered the NDA a resounding win. But the real surprises of Friday’s no-confidence motion debate perhaps still lay in the first half.

published on : 21st July 2018

IN PICTURES: No-confidence motion highlights

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government faced its first no-trust vote in the Lok Sabha on Friday. At the end of 12 hours of high drama, debating, and opposition party members shooting arrows at the central government, NDA won the trust vote with a margin of 199 votes.

published on : 21st July 2018

Congress plenary session: Top ministers in attendance for the 84th Session

What kept the members of the Subject Committee engaged till late in the evening were primarily two questions — one, the issue of alliances with like-minded parties and two, the vision document on the road ahead for the next five years.

published on : 17th March 2018

Congress gets its new president, Rahul Gandhi; here are four others from Nehru-Gandhi family who held the post

The grand old party of India today elevated Rahul Gandhi as their president. Rahul Gandhi is the fifth from the Nehru-Gandhi family to hold the highest post in Congress. The party got its new president after 19 years. 

published on : 16th December 2017

Sonia Gandhi: Excellent chef to Congress president, 10 interesting facts you didn't know about her

Sonia Gandhi, one of the most powerful women in our country has seen it all, from being a foreign wife of Rajiv Gandhi to holding the post of presidentship in the country's grand old party Congress, she has gone to various ups and downs in her life. Reluctant to be a politician initially, she was just like any of us, loves to cook, a fan of Hindi legend writer Munshi Premchand etc. Today on her birthday, here are 10 interesting facts about one of the most influential figures in Indian politics.

published on : 9th December 2017

Indian National Congress Presidents over the ages: The ones who changed course of history

Here are 16 of the 58 Indian National Congress Presidents over the ages who were instrumental in altering the course of freedom struggle as well the direction of the political party.

published on : 5th December 2017

From mourning son to political heir: Here are rare moments captured on-camera from Rahul Gandhi's life

With Rahul Gandhi in all likelihood to be the only candidate in the fray, he could be declared the next Congress chief on December 5 after scrutiny of nominations.

published on : 4th December 2017