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rahul gandhi:   ‘Drug addict’: Congress slams BJP over remarks against Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India
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rahul gandhi: ‘Drug addict’: Congress slams BJP over remarks against Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday hit back at Karnataka BJP chief Nalin Kumar Kateel for his "drug addict" remarks against Rahul Gandhi and demanded an apology for his alleged statements. "Instead of making such derogatory comments, they must tell if they are in a hangover of drugs which were found at the Adani port in Gujarat, worth 2 lakh crore. Kateel must have taken that drug, that's the reason in a hangover of it, he is speaking like that." Congress general secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala said. "It is an uncultured statement made by the BJP leader in Karnataka which cannot be acceptable. Nalini Kumar Kateel being president of the party in Karnataka must apologize for his statement," he added. Karnataka BJP chief on Tuesday had attacked ex-Congress president Rahul Gandhi and al...
bjp:   Congress gives no respect to women: Rita Bahuguna | India News – Times of India
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bjp: Congress gives no respect to women: Rita Bahuguna | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Reacting to Congress general secretary Priyanka Vadra’s announcement that her party would give 40% tickets to women in the UP assembly elections, former UP Congress Committee president and BJP MP from Prayagraj Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday said there was ‘never any respect for women’ in the Congress party. “Had there been respect for women in the Congress I would not have left the party after serving it for nearly 18 years,” she said. Many other senior leaders and workers have left the Congress in despair. Today in Rajasthan and Maharashtra stories of women harassment and exploitation are heard every day,” she said. Joshi said that the Congress was sure to lose in UP. “Therefore talking about women contesting elections is nothing but a farce,” she said. Joshi said if the Cong...
punjab:   Former Punjab CM to launch his own party, hints at alliance with BJP in 2022 polls | India News – Times of India
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punjab: Former Punjab CM to launch his own party, hints at alliance with BJP in 2022 polls | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has finally spelt out his next political move by announcing his plan to launch a political party, besides hinting at a seat sharing arrangement with the BJP, provided the farmers’ issue is resolved, and an alliance with splinter Akali groups. “Hopeful of a seat arrangement with BJP in 2022 Punjab Assembly polls if Farmers’ Protest is resolved in farmers’ interest. Also looking at alliance with like-minded parties such as breakaway Akali groups, particularly Dhindsa & Brahmpura factions,” Amarinder was quoted in a tweet by his media adviser Raveen Thukral on Tuesday. ‘Hopeful of a seat arrangement with @BJP4India in 2022 Punjab Assembly polls if #FarmersProtest is resolved in farm… https://t.co/nCOvw4LKDU— Raveen Thukral (@RT_M...
congress:   Priyanka’s ’40 percent tickets to women’ gambit: Can the Congress count on a gender vote bank? | India News – Times of India
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congress: Priyanka’s ’40 percent tickets to women’ gambit: Can the Congress count on a gender vote bank? | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In the cold, calculating world of politics where "winnability" is often the sole criterion for choosing a candidate, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi announced on Tuesday that her party would give 40 % of the tickets in the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh polls to women contestants. The move, or rather the gamble, is quite a bold one especially as it is being tried in a Hindi-heartland state where caste and communal identities are likely to have a bigger bearing on the voting patterns. For a party that is trying to find its bearings in UP, the Congress would hope the idea of women's empowerment will draw new voters to its fold. However, for a turnaround to happen, some factors would be crucial - women are one half of the population, but can they behave like a separate votebank? And ...
Congress to reserve 40% tickets for women in UP polls, says Priyanka
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Congress to reserve 40% tickets for women in UP polls, says Priyanka

STRESSING THAT the prevailing “politics of hate” can be changed by women in politics, AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday made her first big move in the run-up to the UP polls and announced that 40 per cent of Congress tickets will be reserved for women this time. “UP mein Congress party 40 per cent ticket mahilaon ko degi. Humari pratigya hai ki mahilayen UP ki rajneeti mein puri tarah bhagidar hongi (Congress will reserve 40 per cent tickets for women in UP. It is our pledge that women will participate fully in UP’s politics),” Priyanka said. However, responding to a question, the Congress leader said she is yet to take a decision on whether she would herself contest the assembly elections slated to be held in a few months. Later, responding to a question from ANI on ...
Congress President News: Why G23 leaders won’t contest against Rahul Gandhi for Congress president’s post | India News – Times of India
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Congress President News: Why G23 leaders won’t contest against Rahul Gandhi for Congress president’s post | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The anointing of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president is almost a foregone conclusion after the schedule for the election of the party’s organisational election was announced in the meeting of its highest decision-making body Congress Working Committee (CWC) on October 16. Though the G23 (group of 23 senior dissenting leaders) has been demanding major reforms, collective decision-making and full-time visible leadership in the party, none of its members would actually contest if “any of the three Nehru-Gandhi family leaders decides to stand for the election of the president’s post”. Talking to TOI on the condition of anonymity, a senior leader of the G23 said, “Though we have been demanding inner party reforms from time to time, none of us would contest if Sonia Gandhi, Rahu...
Cong slams govt over rising fuel prices, Rahul Gandhi alleges ‘tax extortion’
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Cong slams govt over rising fuel prices, Rahul Gandhi alleges ‘tax extortion’

The Congress on Monday attacked the government over auto fuel costing more than the rate at which aviation turbine fuel (ATF) is sold to airlines, with former party chief Rahul Gandhi alleging that the Centre was resorting to “tax extortion”. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also took a dig at the government, saying it promised to make those wearing ‘hawai chappals’ travel by air but it has hiked the prices of petrol and diesel so much that it has become difficult for the middle class to travel even by road. Tagging a media report on auto fuels costing a third more than the rate at which ATF is sold to airlines, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that this is a very serious issue — “simple needs of the people that are not being fulfilled today come before election-vote-politics”. “I am with the ...