The Congress vice president has recently come out of his shell and started interacting with the media on a vast array of topics. Here’s what he spoke about. After Narendra Modi’s Chai pe Charcha, comes Rahul Gandhi’s ‘gupshup with the media’. Speaking to around 60 journalists in three different sittings, the Congress vice president, who is known to be media shy when it comes to his personal life, opened up on a range of topics from his marriage, to the future of ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
A man with an air gun was arrested on Saturday, an hour ahead of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Bihar’s West Champaran district, police said. The arrested man has been identified as Mohd Sayeed, a resident of Chautarva village in the district, Ramnagar police station officer in-charge Bharatendu Dev said. West Champaran Superintendent of Police Anand Kumar Singh said that Sayeed was interrogated by local police officials and Rahul’s security officers. "Police ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday ripped into the Narendra Modi government, saying it was using development as a buzzword to mask its communal agenda and people were being viciously attacked for holding different beliefs in the “prevalent atmosphere of intolerance”. Gandhi also took on Rashtriya Swayamsevak without naming it, saying it actively opposed Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘Quit India’ call in 1942 along with another group which was responsible for ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Why the prime minister's legacy will depend on how he governs, not the number of state elections he fights as personality contests, says Shekhar Gupta. Clear election verdicts push political analysts into over-simplification. Many of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's detractors, for example, are now extrapolating the Bihar verdict on the national mood, arguing that the magic of 2014 is over. This was said most succinctly this week to me by a senior leader of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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