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    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi outside Kedarnath Shrine #RGInKedarnath
    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi outside Kedarnath Shrine
    #RGInKedarnath


    Apr 26,2015 10:58 am
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    Smt Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi met with delegation of farmers from across the...
    Smt Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi met with delegation of farmers from across the country.


    Apr 20,2015 09:02 am
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    सभी देशवासियों को महावीर जयंती की शुभकामनाएं |
    सभी देशवासियों को महावीर जयंती की शुभकामनाएं |


    Apr 02,2015 07:22 am
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    Rahul Gandhi
    "Modi made many promises during the Lok Sabha polls. I said one man alone can't...
    "Modi made many promises during the Lok Sabha polls. I said one man alone can't change India."


    Feb 05,2015 06:50 am
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    #RahulGandhi writes to Muzaffarpur saviour Shail Devi for saving 10 Muslim famil...
    #RahulGandhi writes to Muzaffarpur saviour Shail Devi for saving 10 Muslim families from religious zealots.


    Jan 26,2015 11:37 am
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    Rahul Gandhi visiting a textile shop, where he bought one jacket, in Amethi duri...
    Rahul Gandhi visiting a textile shop, where he bought one jacket, in Amethi during his constituency visit


    Dec 06,2014 06:33 am
    Rahul Gandhi
    In an inspiring address at the IYC Alumni Meet, 2014, Congress Vice President Ra...
    In an inspiring address at the IYC Alumni Meet, 2014, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said, “The Congress will only be able to fight back when its Youth fight back. It’s you people who have to get down on the streets and expose this government.”

    “Today in Parliament, we decided to wear black bands before a statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Why? Because today when Shri Kharge was speaking in Parliament they switched off his mic. We were ten years in power but never resorted to such tactics. We allowed everybody to speak. They are doing this because they think democratic values are useless.”

    Targeting Shri Modi’s autocratic style of working, Rahul Gandhi said, “The PM thinks he alone can run India, and he is convinced about it. Look at their programs, and look at our programs. We brought nationalisation of banks, green revolution, MGNREGA, Right to Information, because we wanted to empower the people of India. They want to snatch power from the hands of people. They have already snatched jobs of people under NGREGA. It will have its repercussions. It has already started happening.”

    The Congress Vice President said, the Congress party’s battle is with forces which believe in symbolism and marketing. He asked the Youth Congress delegates to get down on the streets and reveal the truth to the people. “This party (Congress) is our party, this is the party of India, the party of India’s masses. It is not a party that belongs to any one religion, any one community. This party (Congress) derives its strength from the people of India.”


    Dec 05,2014 03:29 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    Rahul Gandhi during the Public Meeting in Munshiganj, Amethi
    Rahul Gandhi during the Public Meeting in Munshiganj, Amethi


    Dec 05,2014 11:38 am
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    Rahul Gandhi visited the Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital in Munshiganj, Amethi
    Rahul Gandhi visited the Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital in Munshiganj, Amethi


    Dec 05,2014 06:41 am
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    Snapshots from #RahulGandhi's constituency visit to Amethi.
    Snapshots from #RahulGandhi's constituency visit to Amethi.


    Dec 04,2014 11:30 am
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    #RahulGandhi checking the newly installed Solar Water Pump in Tendua Village in...
    #RahulGandhi checking the newly installed Solar Water Pump in Tendua Village in Amethi.


    Dec 04,2014 08:13 am
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    Rahul Gandhi interacting with the fellows of Teach For India
    Rahul Gandhi interacting with the fellows of Teach For India


    Nov 27,2014 01:13 pm
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    Rahul Gandhi today met with senior leaders for an interactive session.
    Rahul Gandhi today met with senior leaders for an interactive session.


    Nov 26,2014 12:15 pm
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    Enthusiastic crowd welcomed Rahul Gandhi in Lolab, Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir...
    Enthusiastic crowd welcomed Rahul Gandhi in Lolab, Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir today.


    Nov 25,2014 10:13 am
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    Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi paying tributes...
    Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi paying tributes to Murli Deora in Mumbai


    Nov 25,2014 06:53 am
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    Rahul Gandhi today met with a visiting delegation of MP's from Bangladesh at his...
    Rahul Gandhi today met with a visiting delegation of MP's from Bangladesh at his office


    Nov 24,2014 04:30 pm
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    Shri Rahul Gandhi's speech at international conference to commemorate 125th Birt...
    Shri Rahul Gandhi's speech at international conference to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.

    Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of The Conference
    Dr. Manmohan Singh, Former PM of India
    His Excellency Hamid Karzai, Former President of Afghanistan
    His Excellency John Kufour, Former President of Ghana
    Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, Queen Mother, Bhutan
    Ahmed Mohammed Kathrada, Famous Freedom Fighter
    Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria
    His Excellency Madhav K Nepal, Former PM of Nepal
    Shri Anand Sharma
    Shri Mukul Wasnik
    Shri Manishankar Aiyar

    Other Leaders from Various Parties

    Delegates

    Invitees and Friends,

    I would like to welcome all of you here.

    Two nights ago I was sitting in my home, preparing my notes for this address and I wished very much that instead of speaking to you, I could have shown you Nehru’s India. I wish I could have taken you to his birth place of Allahabad and the wheat fields that feed this great country.

    I wish I could have taken you to Naini jail, where Nehru was imprisoned

    along with so many brave Indians during our freedom movement and where he learnt some of his life’s greatest lessons. I wished I could have taken you at least to Teen Murti House, his home in Delhi, and shown you how simply Nehru lived, how much of himself he gave back to his people. But this is unfortunately a two day conference. You will have to promise me to come back so we can make those journeys together another time. But today, on our last day, I would like to read to you what I read few days ago and show you a little something of Nehru. This comes from his will & last testament.

    I have been attached to the Ganga and the Jamuna rivers in Allahabad ever since my childhood and, as I have grown older, this attachment has also grown. The Ganga, especially, is the river of India, beloved of her people. She has been a symbol of India's culture and civilization, ever-changing, ever-flowing and ever the same Ganga. She reminds me of the snow-covered peaks and the deep valleys of the Himalayas, which I have loved so much, and of the rich and vast plains below, where my life and work have been cast. Though I have discarded much of past tradition and custom, and am anxious that India should rid herself of all shackles that bind and constrain her and divide her people, and suppress vast numbers of them, and prevent the free development of the body and the spirit; though I seek all this, yet I do not wish to cut myself off from that past completely.

    I am proud of that great inheritance that has been, and is, ours, and I am conscious that I too, like all of us, am a link in that unbroken chain which goes back in the dawn of history in the immemorial
    past of India.

    It was this desire to be one with his beloved country that lead Nehru to ask that his ashes be scattered over the Ganga and India’s soil.

    We welcome you to Nehru’s India. Nehru himself is an ancient idea, as old as the great rivers and fields of this country he loved so much. He is an ancient idea, yes, but he is also a part of living India. His ideas and his politics are present very much today, even though there are those who wish to rub him out, to erase him and his legacy from the country he so dearly treasured and helped build.

    Nehru understood there was no separation between him and India. There was no distance between him and its land, from nature. Indira Gandhi once wrote that her father was furious when in May 1953 he was told that Mount Everest was conquered. Mount Everest can be climbed, he replied, but can never be conquered. Nehru saw no distinction between India’s people and himself. Nehru merged with India, and India with him.

    Nehru’s idea of India is a country where a billion people choose their destiny and live in harmony together. India is a country where democratic principles are cherished deeply. Nehru developed and protected those democratic ideals and that is why this is a nation where one sixth of humanity lives in peace.

    I thank you for joining us today because it is especially important that we preserve this India of Nehru’s – an India that is secular and tolerant. Today this legacy, that has denied no man or woman their voice, and that we have preserved for close to 70 years, is more important than ever.

    Nehru resonated with his countrymen because he was an expression of their way of thinking. Nehru was a man of ideas, but never an ideologue.

    He was a beacon to millions of Indians and indeed to the world because he represented freedom. Nehru’s fight was for all of mankind. And that is why Nehru’s imprint is felt not just in India but across the world.

    Many people in Nehru’s generation fought against imperialism. Imperialism at that time was the suffocating norm. It was what the powerful, rich world believed was their right over countries like ours.

    To fight against imperialism in those days, when the weight of the world was stacked against you, meant one had to believe deeply in freedom.

    It took Nehru a lifetime of struggle to understand and absorb an idea that he loved, to see it from the heart.

    Most people think freedom is just the ability to act. You can do what you want, I do what I want. But freedom cannot be truly understood without an intimate experience of what the absence of liberty feels like.

    When Nehru was freed from Naini jail, he was asked by his captors to sign their visitors book. And what Nehru wrote was this: he thanked the British for imprisoning him because it was in jail that he was freed of his anger. Nehru left jail a free man.

    You can be in jail for years, and in shackles, and then be released into the world after your sentence has been served and still walk away in chains. Carrying anger transports your prison walls everywhere with you. As the poet Samih ul Qasim once wrote in his famous poem ‘End of a talk with a jailor’:

    From the narrow window of my small cell, I see trees that are smiling at me And rooftops crowded with my family

    And windows weeping and praying for me. From the narrow window of my small cell— I can see your big cell!

    Nehru spent 3262 days in prison. And he understood that it is not the simple removal of the chains that makes you free, it’s how you react to the world after it has been cruel to you.

    Nehru walked away from jail a free man, and even Winston Churchill who had long opposed him said that Nehru was a man who conquered hate and fear.

    But back to the present. Today, what I find troubling is how we can condemn people because the ideas they treasure are not our own. Nehru understood deeply that everyone is entitled to their viewpoints. Nehru gave space for his opposition, even when they were practically non- existent. At the time when the Opposition was sparse in Parliament, he reached out to them, gave them a feeling that while electorally they may be weak, in his world they were valued partners in nation-building. He recognised that every perspective is unique, even those he fought vehemently. He defended the rights of those he did not agree with and never imagined silencing them.

    When Nehru was at the peak of his power, when he was loved by everyone in India, someone wrote a letter to one of the big newspapers and the letter was anonymous and it was signed Chanakya. The letter said that Nehru is loved in India, everybody believes in Nehru and this is going to go to Nehru’s head. Nehru was a democrat, but with all these praise and all these admiration Nehru is going to become a dictator. And, a few months later the real author of the letter was revealed and the author was Jawaharlal Nehru himself.

    It was Nehru’s ability to question – to stop, ask, and understand what was going on – rather than his desire to speak that was one of his biggest strengths.

    True democratisation is not simply the right to vote. It is about the devolution of power. It is about handing power to the weakest in the room. India could well have gone in a different direction but that it became a liberal democracy committed to the rule of law, to the independence of the judiciary and the independence of my friends here, press, was in overwhelming measure due to India's first Prime Minister. Here in India, as Manishankar Aiyar ji said, three million local elected representatives run our villages and towns. This makes me really proud that out of three millions, half of these are women. It was the planning and vision of Nehru and his compatriots and colleague’s that gave one out of 6 people on earth the right to choose their destiny. This is why India proudly stands where it does today.

    Europe took half a century, two world wars, millions of dead people, destroyed cities, smashed families to build a democratic structure. India with three times the number of the people built a democratic foundation through a non-violent movement. No world wars. No violence.

    What Nehru’s generation built for India is what he deeply wished to see in the world around his country.

    Nehru’s leadership was one of inclusion and compassion, not force, not violence. Nehru did not believe that legitimacy could ever come from violence. Legitimacy can only come from compassion, conversation, from listening to and understanding the opposing view. As Nehru said, “Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.”

    We have a tendency to worship great men. When we do that we cast them in stone. We freeze them in time. There is no doubt that Nehru was a great man. But more than a man Nehru was a dynamic way of thinking, constantly evolving, forever compassionate.

    So let us not diminish Nehru but let us learn from him. Let us learn to stand up for what we believe is correct, no matter the cost. Let us cast aside the dead weight of hatred and intolerance. Let us learn from Nehru’s example and give ideas the freedom to flow, let us never suppress an idea simply because it did not originate from us.

    Thank you.


    Shri Rahul Gandhi speech on Jawaharlal Nehru Commemorative International Conference

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi addressing the International Conference to mark the 125th birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharla...
    Nov 18,2014 05:18 pm
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    Nov 17,2014 03:42 pm
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    "I have come here, therefore, on a voyage of discovery of the mind and heart of...
    "I have come here, therefore, on a voyage of discovery of the mind and heart of America and to place before you our own heart"

    October 13, 1949 Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal #Nehru addressed a House Reception. As part of a multi-week goodwill tour of the United States, Nehru first met with President Harry S. Truman and then with Congress. India proclaimed itself neutral in the developing Cold War and America officials sought to remain on close terms with the nation which had just emerged from British colonial rule. The Prime Minister spoke to the crowded room for 15 minutes. Discussing the similarities between the United States and India, he stated, "I have come here, therefore, on a voyage of discovery of the mind and heart of America and to place before you our own heart. Thus we may promote that understanding and cooperation which, I feel sure, both our countries earnestly desire." Following the two addresses, the Prime Minister enjoyed a lunch reception in the Capitol with the House and Senate Foreign Affairs committees. Among the attendees was Representative Frances Bolton of Ohio, who joined the Prime Minister on a tour of President George Washington's Mount Vernon home the day before. Prior to World War II, the standard manner in which both the House and the Senate received addresses by foreign leaders was to invite dignitaries to a one-chamber reception. This practice slowly changed in the postwar period, and more dignitaries were received by both the House and Senate in the form of a Joint Meeting.


    #JLN125 series- #Nehru address United States Congress
    Nov 13,2014 03:31 am
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    Pandit #Nehru traveled hours on a horseback to welcome spiritual leader #Dalai L...
    Pandit #Nehru traveled hours on a horseback to welcome spiritual leader #Dalai Lama who had fled from Tibet and had sought refuge in India. #JLN125


    Pt Nehru welcomes Dalai Lama
    Nov 12,2014 04:23 pm
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    Speaking during the AICC session here, Congress party's newly appointed General...
    Speaking during the AICC session here, Congress party's newly appointed General Secretary Rahul Gandhi said that Congress should be relevant to a broad range of young Indians and become "meritocratic" in which progress is linked to performance along with accountability.

    Watch the complete speech here
    http://smarturl.it/RahulGandhi

    It was his first speech after becoming General Secretary of the party. During the day he was praised by the party seniors from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

    He appealed to the youth to join the Congress to build institutions are worthy of their dreams and capabilities.

    In his short speech he was cheered by the gathering of Congress members that included his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Singh and Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and leaders from various parts of the country.

    Rahul Gandhi said that wherever he went in his recent tours, he was asked two questions by the youth and members of
    the NSUI and Youth Congress. The non-party youth wanted to know how they could join politics and serve the country, while the party youth asked him "how do we progress in our organisation".

    Mr. Gandhi himself answered the questions, saying "If we are to truly become an organisation that represents the youth of our country, if we are to truly develop leaders of whom this nation can be proud, we need to do two things. The first is to build an organisation that is open and relevant to a broad range of Indians who believe in our values and seek to serve the nation".

    "The second is to build a meritocratic organisation. Young people bring tremendous passion and energy into our organisation. We must see to it that they are accountable. It
    is our duty to ensure that their progress is linked to their performance," he said.

    Mr. Gandhi made a brief ten-minute speech, first in Hindi and then in English that outlined his vision for the party and his political thought.

    He was welcomed with a huge garland by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and DPCC President J P Aggarwal, who presented a photograph of Rajiv Gandhi to him.

    During his brief speech Mr. Gandhi unveiled his political vision. He said that the ''aam admi'' was the greatest asset of the country and called for creating opportunities for them in a resurgent India.

    He said the true realisation of India's power lay in igniting the fire of ambition of the country's aspiring millions. In order for this flame to spread, India needs to be connected within itself and the rest of the world.

    He said India needs to be connected physically through roads, electricity, telecommunication, railways and other infrastructure. ''We also need to connect India intellectually through literacy, education and training. Finally, we need to connect India economically through the creation of jobs and livelihood," he added.''


    Jul 14,2014 06:29 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    Congratulations #Germany for winning the #WorldCup
    Congratulations #Germany for winning the #WorldCup


    Jul 13,2014 10:22 pm
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    Jul 10,2014 02:32 pm
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    Jul 08,2014 03:35 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    The UPA government's policies were always in the interest of the people of India...
    The UPA government's policies were always in the interest of the people of India. The BJP misled you by opposing them.


    Jul 07,2014 12:06 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    The 137th Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath began on Sunday. We wish every Indian on...
    The 137th Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath began on Sunday. We wish every Indian on this occassion.


    Jun 30,2014 06:08 am
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    Jun 24,2014 06:27 pm
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    Jun 22,2014 12:30 am
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    The Congress party will remain steadfast in defending the rights of Indian women...
    The Congress party will remain steadfast in defending the rights of Indian women. Women are the backbone of our nation.


    Jun 16,2014 06:21 pm
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    Jun 15,2014 03:23 pm
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    Congress VP #RahulGandhi during the National Council Meet of All India Mahila Co...
    Congress VP #RahulGandhi during the National Council Meet of All India Mahila Congress at AICC office today


    Jun 11,2014 08:09 am
    Rahul Gandhi
    We pay tribute to Birsa Munda on his 114th death anniversary.
    We pay tribute to Birsa Munda on his 114th death anniversary.


    Jun 09,2014 03:44 pm
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    Jun 05,2014 02:26 pm
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    Jun 03,2014 01:34 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    Rahul Gandhi today visited the village of the two dalit sisters, who were gang-r...
    Rahul Gandhi today visited the village of the two dalit sisters, who were gang-raped and murdered here, and met their family members as they pressed for a CBI probe and refused to take any compensation, demanding justice for their girls.
    Please watch the statement from Rahul
    http://goo.gl/snIRGO
    "The father of the victims told me that compensation is not going to serve any purpose, their honour can't be restored by money, they said that they want justice. The family said that Uttar Pradesh police can't provide them justice as local people are also involved. I agree that a woman's honour can't be valued and I agree with the demand of CBI inquiry in this case. What is more important than the CBI inquiry is that the family should get justice. All the criminals should know that such crimes against women can't be accepted in India".


    May 31,2014 02:59 pm
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    May 30,2014 12:36 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    We congratulate Shri Narendra Modi on becoming the Prime Minister of India.
    We congratulate Shri Narendra Modi on becoming the Prime Minister of India.


    May 27,2014 04:39 am
    Rahul Gandhi
    We pay our tribute to former prime minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi. To know more abou...
    We pay our tribute to former prime minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi. To know more about him: http://goo.gl/E2dAuQ


    May 21,2014 06:32 am
    Rahul Gandhi
    Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's address to the Nation.
    Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's address to the Nation.


    May 17,2014 08:14 pm
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    May 15,2014 03:55 am
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    May 14,2014 11:02 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    Visit this link to say Thank You to Dr Manmohan Singh http://inc.in/Thank-Dr-Singh
    Visit this link to say Thank You to Dr Manmohan Singh http://inc.in/Thank-Dr-Singh


    May 14,2014 03:12 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    Lok Sabha elections are the biggest festival of the largest democracy. Thank you...
    Lok Sabha elections are the biggest festival of the largest democracy. Thank you for being a part of it.


    May 13,2014 11:00 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    Read Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's interview with Hindustan http://goo....
    Read Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's interview with Hindustan http://goo.gl/dr5RFq


    May 11,2014 11:25 pm
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    Thousands flock to Rahul Gandhi in Varanasi #KashikiRaiAjayRai
    Thousands flock to Rahul Gandhi in Varanasi #KashikiRaiAjayRai


    May 11,2014 03:30 am
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    Rahul Gandhi greeting the sea of people during his Varanasi Jan Sampark today #K...
    Rahul Gandhi greeting the sea of people during his Varanasi Jan Sampark today #KashiKiRaiAjaiRai


    May 11,2014 02:30 am
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    Rahul Gandhi cruising through the massive crowd welcoming him to Varanasi
    Rahul Gandhi cruising through the massive crowd welcoming him to Varanasi


    May 11,2014 12:30 am
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    May 10,2014 10:37 pm
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    May 10,2014 02:43 pm
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    Massive crowds descend as Rahul Gandhi's road show moves through the streets of...
    Massive crowds descend as Rahul Gandhi's road show moves through the streets of Varanasi #KashikiRaiAjayRai


    May 10,2014 01:30 pm
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    Rahul Gandhi greeting the sea of people during his Varanasi Jan Sampark today #K...
    Rahul Gandhi greeting the sea of people during his Varanasi Jan Sampark today #KashiKiRaiAjaiRai


    May 10,2014 01:14 pm
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    Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya during his road...
    Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya during his road show in Varanasi #KashiKiRaiAjaiRai


    May 10,2014 12:52 pm
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    May 09,2014 02:33 pm
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    "Kolkata has a special place in history,but what is the state government doing t...
    "Kolkata has a special place in history,but what is the state government doing to preserve it?" Rahul Gandhi in Kolkata


    May 08,2014 05:06 pm
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    Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, this morning
    Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, this morning


    May 07,2014 03:28 pm
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    May 07,2014 12:30 pm
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    Watch this video to see what the people of Amethi think about Rahul Gandhi
    Watch this video to see what the people of Amethi think about Rahul Gandhi


    Rahul's heart beats for Amethi
    May 06,2014 06:10 pm
    Rahul Gandhi
    "I want to see a day when the American president is asked the time and he will l...
    "I want to see a day when the American president is asked the time and he will look at his watch and see 'Made in Mirzapur' written on it. He will then ask, 'Where is this Mirzapur'?" said Rahul Gandhi.
    I not only want a Made in India tag, I want that camera, shoes, t-shirt, watch, to say Made in Mirzapur, Made in Gonda, Made in Saharanpur, Made in Lucknow and Made in Varanasi.
    But this won't happen because you are divided,"
    Rahul Gandhi at Mirzapur, UP

    Watch the complete speech http://goo.gl/wnH5Sk

    Photo of Jaguar car, the official car of British Prime Minister owned by Tata motors.


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    I will give my whole life to Amethi: Rahul Gandhi.


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    Rahul Gandhi addressing women Self Help Groups in Amethi


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    Scenes from #RahulGandhi's Jan Sampark Abhiyan in Amethi today


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    Rahul Gandhi during the Jansampark in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.
    Rahul Gandhi during the Jansampark in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.


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    India Replaces Japan As World's 3rd Largest Economy - World Bank

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    Snapshots from Rahul's campaign from Almora, Uttrakhand
    Snapshots from Rahul's campaign from Almora, Uttrakhand

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    Rahul Gandhi today addressed a rally in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh

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    Rahul Gandhi today campaigned in the Dharauhra, Misrikh and Jalaun Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh.

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    Rahul Gandhi during the Public Meeting during Jansampark Abhiyan by road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

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    Excerpts from Rahul's Interview with The Hindu The Congress party’s vision for I...
    Excerpts from Rahul's Interview with The Hindu
    The Congress party’s vision for India’s economic progress has always seen the business community and the poor as crucial partners in achieving that vision from the freedom struggle onwards. However, the Opposition leader’s predilection to favour one or two business houses is nothing but crony capitalism and must be challenged. Such practices not only result in crores being lost but also signal to the rest of the world that India is not a level playing field. This is detrimental to the interest of creating a sound business environment in our country. Forward thinking, progressive business interests are firmly behind us. In this election, you see an icon of corporate India, Nandan Nilekani, fighting for the Congress’ vision in Bangalore.
    Read the full interview here http://goo.gl/wVJsjf

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    "I opened the BJP manifesto to see what they have to say about corruption. I fou...
    "I opened the BJP manifesto to see what they have to say about corruption. I found one line: "we will fight corruption through e-governance". If you are serious about fighting corruption, two things need to be done. First, give power to the people of India by decentralisation. The decisions which should be taken by you, by the citizens of India, are being taken by the chief minister or by the District Magistrate. We have to empower the people much more. This has to be done politically and through Panchayati Raj. Second, corruption cannot be fought without an institutional framework."

    Excerpts from Rahul's Interview with ETV India.

    Watch the complete interview here
    http://goo.gl/mrbVjy

    Please scroll down for the complete transcript of the interview

    Q. Many people say that these elections aren't ordinary elections.
    They will have a long term impact on the politics of the country. Do
    you agree with this assessment?

    RG: Every election is important as every one of them reflects India's
    choice. This election is a clash between two ideologies. On one hand,
    we believe that we must include every person in India's progress.
    People belonging to every religion must stand together and live with
    love and brotherhood. On the other hand our opponents divide people,
    they play the politics of anger and hatred.

    It is generally predicted that we will lose. This was the case in 2004
    and in 2009. A few days back a friend of mine showed me an opinion
    poll which predicted that the NDA will win 270 seats. When I told him
    that I have seen such opinion polls, he pointed out the date of the
    opinion poll was 2004. So in 2004, opinion polls predicted 270 seats
    for the NDA. In 2009, opinion polls predicted 270 seats for the NDA.
    2014, the opinion poll is saying the same. I feel that let the
    numbers stack up and we'll see.

    Q. The difference between 2004 and 2014 is that there is 10 years of
    anti-incumbency. You have been campaigning across India. It is being
    said that this is the toughest election that the Congress has ever
    faced. Do you feel there is some dissatisfaction with the UPA among
    the people? Do you feel people want a change?

    RG: See, 10 years is not a short period of time. There is some
    anti-incumbency. I don't even say that the UPA has made mistakes. It
    has made a few mistakes. But the UPA has also done a lot of good work.
    We have brought 15 crore people above the poverty line. We have given
    people rights that couldn't even have been imagined earlier. We have
    given the Right to Food, to the entire India, the Right to Employment
    to the entire India and the Right to Education to the entire India.
    How have we been able to achieve this? Because there has been rapid
    economic growth. If you compare the growth during our period and that
    of the BJP you would see that the growth during the UPA has been much
    faster.The reason behind this is that we have worked with peace and
    harmony, not hatred. We have worked together and taken everyone along.
    Their politics is the politics of a select few. They talk of India
    Shining, they believe that they should ensure the prosperity of a few,
    while the others watch helplessly. Our politics is based on taking
    everybody along. We work towards ensuring peace and harmony and this
    paves the way for progress. The strength of our people drives this
    progress.

    Q. You repeatedly stress that your government has taken a number of
    legislative steps to curb corruption. You speak of the RTI and Lokpal.
    But it is believed that if there is anger against the UPA, it is on
    the issue of corruption. Do you think the government should have been
    more proactive against corruption and communicated among the people
    more effectively that your government has taken steps to tackle
    corruption and price rise?

    RG: We aren't as good at marketing as the NDA. I opened the BJP
    manifesto to see what they have to say about corruption. I found one
    line: "we will fight corruption through e-governance". If you are
    serious about fighting corruption, two things need to be done. First,
    give power to the people of India by decentralisation. The decisions
    which should be taken by you, by the citizens of India, are being
    taken by the chief minister or by the District Magistrate. We have to
    empower the people much more. This has to be done politically and
    through Panchayati Raj. Second, corruption cannot be fought without
    an institutional framework.

    Our opponents keep saying that they are against corruption. But what
    is their proposal? We brought the RTI. What was happening behind
    closed doors has now come into the open. For instance, earlier if a
    road was being built and half the funds were being siphoned off, no
    one came to know. We gave India the RTI and now any question can be
    asked. If corruption has come into the open, it is because of this. If
    you want to eradicate something, you must first recognise it. So
    through the RTI, we have brought corruption out in front of the
    people. We have brought it out so that it can be eliminated. If you
    don't recognise it, how will you fight it? We have given weapons to
    fight corruption. We brought the Lokpal. Five Bills are pending before
    Parliament. We were trying to get these Bills passed, but the
    Opposition blocked them. BJP leaders said these are Rahul Gandhi's
    Bills. These aren't Rahul Gandhi's Bills, they belong to the people of
    India. If they really want to fight corruption, they must work towards
    this institutional framework.

    We have done a lot to fight corruption. Wherever we found instances of
    corruption, we took action against it. Now, let's look at the other
    side. In Gujarat, there is no action on RTIs, Lokayukta Bill is on
    hold. The court instructed the Gujarat government to bring a Lokayukta
    but nothing was done. He (Shri Narendra Modi) says I am the
    chowkidaar. We don't want one chowkidaar. We want the citizens to keep
    a watch against corruption. The battle against corruption is a long
    and deep one, it is a battle that needs to be fought continuously.

    Regarding price rise, there has been a worldwide increase in fuel
    prices. We have tried to counter it. We have delisted fruits and
    vegetables in our states so that farmers can sell them directly. But
    if you want to counter inflation and have an impact on rising prices,
    the main issue that one needs to address is wastage of what the famers
    sell. If you go to UP or Bihar, you are from Bihar, you would see that
    if potatoes are being produced, it gets wasted. If you want to curb
    inflation, you have to build infrastructure, you have to build cold
    chains. You have to link the farmer to food processing units. How will
    this be done? Through FDI, through food parks. This is what want to
    do. Who is blocking this? They are because of their vote base.

    Q. You have mentioned these things in your manifesto but you have
    yourself admitted that there were a few shortcomings during the UPA.
    You didn't become a part of the government even though the Prime
    Minister wanted you to be. You have now said that you are willing to
    be part of the government if the UPA MPs want. If there is a UPA-3,
    how do we believe that it will be different from UPA-2

    RG: UPA-2 created a platform and brought 15 crore out of poverty.
    These were people who were outside the production process. They were
    caught in the cycle of poverty. They used to come in and out of
    poverty depending on the circumstances. We created a platform for
    them, we provided a protective floor beneath them. We gave the Right
    to Food, Right to Employment and Right to Education. What was the
    impact? Wherever school enrolment was 60 per cent, it is now 90 per
    cent. Those who used to go to bed hungry are now assured of food. So a
    platform was built. Now what do we build on top of this platform? Five
    years back we spoke of manufacturing corridors. If you wear a watch,
    it is made in China. Shoes are made in China, suits are made in China,
    even microphones are made in China. Our people spend their money, they
    (China) are the ones who make profits. Why don't we manufacture here?
    For that we need infrastructure. We have started the largest
    infrastructure project: a manufacturing corridor. How have we been
    able to do this? Because there has been robust growth for the past ten
    years. Wealth was generated. There was no such wealth during the NDA.
    There is no way you could have initiated such an infrastructure
    project. From Delhi to Mumbai, Mumbai to Chennai, from Amritsar to
    Kolkata and Bengaluru to Chennai, a dedicated railway line, power and
    water supply. This is a collaboration with Japan. They know best
    about manufacturing. There will be thousands of industries in this,
    crores of our youth will get jobs and one day you will have Made In
    India written on your watch. This is one step in our vision. Secondly,
    we will give strength to our poor: free medicines and the Right to
    Health. If you are poor and you go to a hospital, you will be given
    good treatment. If you need a surgery, the hospital will conduct it.
    The second thing we want to provide our poor is a right to homestead.
    Many people in villages as well as cities don't have a roof over the
    heads. We want to guarantee that they will have a roof over them.

    The third thing is most important to me. 50 per cent of our population
    are women. I think we are not utilising their strength enough. Women
    are being kept behind, they are hidden, we have to bring them forward.
    Our plan is 33 per cent reservation, women police stations and the
    manner in which we have linked them to banks through SHGs. They have
    opened small business, you would have seen in Bihar. Similarly we want
    to link crores of women to banks, provide them an identity.

    So these are the three main things we would like to do. There are a
    few more things that supplement these but these are the main steps.

    Q. If you look at the Congress campaign, you speak of removing
    poverty, you speak of secularism, of democratic institutions, all this
    is fine. But today's youth are very impatient. In addition to a long
    term vision, they also want solutions to short term problems. If he
    wants to study, he wants the best education. If he completes his
    education, he wants a job instantly. This is what is important to him.
    But your policies and programmes seem to be very long term. So somehow
    it seems that Congress is still playing Test cricket even when the
    world has moved to Twenty20. Congress must also learn to play Twenty20
    in politics.

    RG: We do play Twenty20. We have taken many Twenty20 steps. The 70,000
    crore loan waiver was a Twenty20 step, not a Test match step. Our
    endeavour is to provide the youth a place. Whatever I done in the
    Youth Congress or the NSUI is towards this. You asked me why I didn't
    join the government, it was because I was trying to bring more and
    more youth into the Congress party and the Youth Congress. I was
    creating such a structure.

    18 years was made the age for voting, the Congress party did this. It
    is the Congress which speaks of employment and manufacturing. Look at
    what they (BJP) do. Speaking of Twenty20 matches, 45000 acre land was
    given to an industrialist in a true Twenty20 manner, within 2 minutes.
    What was the rate? Rs 1 per metre. Rs 1 per metre, 45000 acre,
    Twenty20. We don't play this kind of Twenty20. Our Twenty20 is to take
    the youth forward, our Twenty20 is to seriously fight corruption, our
    Twenty20 is to provide a vision.

    Q. If we talk about these elections, they have become centred around
    one individual: Narendra Modi. BJP has tactically and strategically
    projected him. And it their strategy appears to be working. His
    rallies are attracting crowds, people want to listen to him, Narendra
    Modi is pursuing an aggressive kind of politics. Don't you think the
    Congress was late in realising the challenge he posed?

    RG: This election belongs to 120 crore people. This can never belong
    to any one person. This is not about any one person, it is not about
    Rahul Gandhi, it is not about Narendra Modiji. This election is about
    the future of 120 crore people. Our approach is that we must empower
    these 120 crore people. Their approach is concentrating power with one
    person. We believe that we can progress by decentralising power, by
    bringing people into the system. They think given one person complete
    power, give them a key and the car will start running. They people of
    India know better. They live their daily lives, they understand
    precisely what kind of change we need to bring in India. I admit that
    they (BJP) are good at marketing. We are the ones who work.

    Q. You have said time and again that your battle with Narendra Modi is
    an ideological one. But if we look at the entire election campaign, it
    seems to have been reduced to accusations and counter-accusations. He
    calls you a Shezada, makes personal allegations about your family.
    There are personal attacks on him from your party as well. So where is
    the ideological battle?

    RG: I don't make personal attacks. I don't say anything bad about any
    one. They think differently. They make personal attacks, they say
    negative things about me and about others as well. This is their
    ideology, their approach. These are their values, my values are
    different. I have been taught to respect everyone, even one's enemies,
    and speak with love and decency. This is what I always try. Sometimes
    people in our party end up saying certain things. But if you look at
    our senior leadership be it Dr Manmohan Singh, or the Congress
    president, Antony ji or Chidambaram ji, they speak with a lot of
    respect and courtesy.

    Q. I will ask you a few personal questions. We keep getting news, you
    have also been asked many times, on Priyankaji's political role.

    RG: She is my sister. Whatever she decides to do, I will support her
    fully. But in the end, the decision will have to be hers. It is her
    life, you will have to ask her. I am her elder brother and I will
    support her in whatever she does.

    Q. You have said that if your party is close to forming a government
    and if your MPs want, you will take up the responsibility. But still
    many fear that you might also sacrifice the position the way Soniaji
    did in 2004, that history would be repeated.

    RG: I have said 2-3 times that I will become the Prime Minsiter if the
    Members of Parliament want me to. You may remember that Sonia ji never
    said that she wanted to be the Prime Minister. This was her stand
    since 1998. If the MPs want, I will take up the responsibility. Cent
    per cent. Not 99 per cent, 103 per cent. The government we will form,
    it will be a government that will transform India. It will not be a
    conventional kind of government. It will be a radical government and
    it will bring about radical structural changes. It will do phenomenal
    work. It will be a government that will change systems and structures.

    Q: You say that if Rahul Gandhi's government is formed

    RG: It will not be Rahul Gandhi's government, it will be a government
    of the people of India. Their voice will echo in the corridors of
    power. And it will echo in every room of every government. We will
    give as much power to the Indian citizen as we can. We will take power
    from out hands and place it in the hands of the Indian citizen saying
    "you are a citizen of India, work for the country, we have faith in
    you". This will be our approach.

    Q. How can we interview and not ask when you are getting married? Even
    though you have already said that you will marry when you find the
    right girl.

    RG: (laughs) This is still my ansywer, I will marry when I find the right girl.

    Q. When will you find the right girl?

    RG: I am a caught up in work. Let's see.

    Q. One last question. Is Rahul Gandhi afraid of the election results
    in any way. If not, can we say that Rahul Gandhi will be in politics
    for the long race?

    RG: This is not a race for me. The biggest problem in India is that
    the government and the systems do not empower the Aam Aadmi. The power
    is concentrated in the hands of the Chief Minister and Prime Minister.
    I want this concentration to be broken. Power should be in the hands
    of villages and small towns. The Chief Minister must have powers,
    there is no denying that. But every person must have the decision
    making capacity. We should run the government by including everyone.
    This is my life's mission. We might win or lose elections but my
    mission will remain the same. Actually, I feel angry that the
    potential our country has, the power that our country has is not being
    utilised to the fullest. The system does not support a small
    entrepreneur or a farmer. I want to change this. I know this cannot
    happen in five years, it will take a lot of time. But I will work
    towards it.

    Q: Thank you for giving us your time in the middle of elections.

    RG: Thank you for your time.

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    A Billion & One Voices: The Spirit of Mumbai
    Mikhali, a taxi driver for 15 years who hails from Mumbai, celebrates the spirit of Mumbai in which people from different parts of the country live together in harmony. He talks about his wonderful neighbours, a mix of people belonging to Maharashtra, South India, UP, and other parts of India. All of them living together in peace & harmony. They are always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in trouble.

    He believes that there are a few who focus on differences for their own benefit. Otherwise we are all Hindustani. We are all Indians. He also feels that Congress party is the only party which works towards bringing everyone together. Thinking of a better future for his home and his family, he thinks people like him will benefit from the Congress party which keeps the nation united. He says that India has developed so much because we all are united. The politics of division will hamper the growth.

    We can go places if we are united. If we focus on the differences, we will disintegrate and wither away. He says 'he and his family are with the party that stands for the people'.

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    Addressing a rally in Bangalore, Rahul Gandhi talked about how Bengaluru was put on world map during the Congress government and thereafter its ruin under the BJP. He lamented that the garden city was turned into a garbage city under BJP.
    "Your chief minister has just now told me that Karnataka comes second only after Maharashtra. Karnataka has been brought to this position solely by the people of the state and the Congress party. It is our leader SM Krishna under whose tenure as chief minister Bengaluru was put on the world map as the hub of Information Technology (IT). People in America and England also know Bengaluru's pioneering role in the field of IT," he said.
    Rahul Gandhi added:" Then came the BJP government in Karnataka who broke the world record in corruption. They took away more than one lakh crores of rupees through illegal mining. The money which should have been used for your development has been usurped by the BJP leaders. I want to tell you some names of Karnataka Shinning where four MLA's and two ministers went to jail, like Janardan Reddy, Nagendra, Suresh Babu who are proponents of Gujarat and India Shinning model."
    Rahul Gandhi pointed out that the BJP believed in inflating a balloon with as much air as possible and " fool people all over, and when they win elections; then they start looting people. In 2004 also they tried to do the same thing, but their India Shinning balloon got deflated," Gandhi said.
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    Addressing an election rally in Sirsa on Sunday afternoon, Mr. Gandhi, referring to re-induction of tainted former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa into BJP, said the opposition leaders rake up the corruption issue in states other than those ruled by themselves.
    “They (BJP leaders) go to Karnataka and give big speeches there. They bring Yeddyurappa, who was the Karnataka Chief Minister and remained in jail, to stage and then say they are against corruption...,” Mr. Gandhi said while canvassing for party state unit president and candidate from Sirsa Lok Sabha seat Ashok Tanwar.
    “...then they go to Chhatisgarh where mining mafia rules and say we are against corruption, but they cannot see their own Chief Minister and ministers there. Then they go to Madhya Pradesh and say we are against corruption, then cannot see their corruption. Then they go to Gujarat where three cabinet ministers spent jail term, but they cannot see corruption there... Rest of the places they see corruption,” he said.
    Mr. Gandhi said unlike the BJP his party took action against corrupt politicians. “Wherever we see corruption, we take action,” he said.
    The Congress vice president then targeted BJP for trying to divide the people on religious lines.

    He alleged that BJP’s “divisive” policy was responsible for spoiling the country’s secular fabric, while stressing that Congress’s ideology was to unite the people irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

    Mr. Gandhi said wherever they (BJP leaders) go, they breed hatred among people of different religions.

    “Yeh aapko aapas mein ladate hain, Hindu ko Muslim se ladayange (They make you fight each other, pit Hindus against Muslims),” he said, and referred to the attack of BJP ally Shiv Sena activists in Mumbai on migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

    “We take everybody along, be it Sikhs, Hindu or Christians or Muslims... This is our politics. We do not play politics of hatred or politics of division, we play politics of love because we know nation grows when everybody is taken along,” he said.

    Taking a dig at the hype over ‘Gujarat model’, Mr. Gandhi said it is just a “gas-filled balloon” which will burst after the Lok Sabha elections.

    He said the BJP had floated ‘Shining India’ balloon in the 2004 elections which it lost and after it lost in the 2009 elections too, the party’s managers wanted to come up with something new.

    “They have come with a new balloon. Earlier they used to fill it with air, this time they have filled it with gas. Name of the balloon this time is ‘Gujarat model’,” Mr. Gandhi said.

    In the elections, Dalits, youths, labourers and weaker sections of the society will go and press the button, and the balloon which has been raised through marketing will burst.

    Then the BJP leaders will rue how they had spent so much only to hear loud burst of the balloon, he said.

    He also took up issue of Sikh farmers in Kutch region and criticised the Gujarat government led by Narendra Modi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate.

    “They were crying, they told me they had been working for the last several years, but the Gujarat government threw them out and told them they are outsiders... In Karnataka, they beat women. For us nobody is an outsider, all are insiders for us,” he said.

    Dismissing Mr. Modi’s ‘Gujarat model’, Mr. Gandhi said each state should have its own model.

    “Haryana has set an example how a state is run and it does not need any Gujarat model. Haryana needs only Haryana model. Every state has its own model... Congress party respects every state. We respect Haryana because we know you can run your state. Here you do not need Gujarat model. Let Gujarat model be run in Gujarat,” he said, adding Haryana was ahead on many fronts including wheat and milk production, besides making the country proud in the field of sports.

    He also slams the opposition for failing to come out with an election manifesto so far. The Congress had spoken to about 5 lakh people in its bid to find out what the country wanted and then drafted its manifesto.

    “But the BJP while indulging in big talks had not come out with its manifesto even when the polling of the first phase was only a day away,” Gandhi said.
    Watch the complete speech here
    http://goo.gl/AtxKgW

    Apr 06,2014 06:02 pm