Lok Sabha elections 2019: In parched villages, Banas dairy matters in election People will decide if I should contest : Punjab Congress rebel starts village level meetings Elections 2019: How to check name in voters list in Bangalore At the launch of Congress manifesto. (Express photo Neeraj Priyadarshi) Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday avoided giving a clear answer on the issue of his party and the AAP tying up in Delhi, but maintained that the Congress is flexible when it comes to forming alliances in the capital. There is no confusion on this, the situation is actually very clear on this issue, we have constructed alliances, we have been open to construct alliances and we have done it across country and we are very flexible about it, he said, responding to a question while launching the Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.
The oldest living city is preparing for what could well be the epic battle in the war of 2019 for Delhi. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newly drafted general secretary of the Congress and leader of the party s Mission Rejuvenation in Uttar Pradesh, has stirred the placid Ganga flowing along the 80 ghats of holy Varanasi with one short hint of a question. "Should I contest from Varanasi?" she asked party workers.
There are indications that Priyanka Gandhi can be a joint Opposition candidate to take on Prime Minister Modi in Varanasi. Sources told India Today that recent hints from Priyanka Gandhi were in all seriousness and it was as much a message to mahagathbandhan as it was to her own party,
A man on Saturday told a local court that he would start paying Rs 4,500 as alimony to his estranged wife as soon as he receives benefits of a scheme announced by Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
The world today is very different from the one that Mahatma Gandhi lived and worked in, but he anticipated some of the "pressing challenges" of the 21st century, President Ram Nath Kovind has said.
General elections are often a prompt for Indian prime ministers to take strategic big bang" decisions that they put off making during most of their time in office. Atal Bihari Vajpayee could have followed up the 1998 series of nuclear tests by ordering the launch of an inter continental ballistic missile (ICBM), the design of which the Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad, had on its shelf for several years previously and was itching to test. It could have won the Bharatiya Janata Party a second term. Manmohan Singh could have derailed Narendra Modi s ambitions in 2014 had he mustered the gumption to resume thermonuclear testing on the reasonable ground that the fusion device tested in the Shakti series of tests under a BJP dispensation had fizzled. Modi likely approved the testing of the anti satellite (A SAT) weapon, a capability former chiefs of the Defence Research and Development Organisation maintain was in suspended animation for almost a decade, as insurance against his re election prospects trended in the wrong direction. Besides, it doesn t hurt to blow up a satellite in space with a direct missile hit to follow up on the Balakot air strike as a way to burnish the Prime Minister s tough guy image. But mark this: In each case, the decision was made or not made for extraneous reasons, and not to strategically advantage the country.But a test is a test is a test, and deciding to green signal it is the easy part. The more difficult thing to do, and where Indian prime ministers have tripped up, is to sustain the momentum of such tests test firings and similar seminal developments in the indigenous science and technology sphere, and then convert technology demonstration into military prowess. So, Jawaharlal Nehru, progenitor of the dual use nuclear energy programme, suddenly got cold feet when it came to testing a nuclear device and weaponizing once the plutonium reprocessing unit in Trombay went on stream and began producing bomb grade fissile material in 1964. Indira Gandhi approved the first nuclear test in 1974, and then, by barring further testing, brought the weapons programme to a shuddering halt, consigning India to strategic limbo for some 25 years. Not to be outdone, Vajpayee, despite knowing that the thermonuclear device tested in 1998 was a dud, announced a moratorium on underground testing. The reason in each case was the same strong external pressure, which is just another way of saying these prime ministers lacked the iron will to put national interest ahead of whatever puny rewards the external powers offered India for ceasing and desisting and otherwise remaining a subservient state. The question is, will Modi use the A SAT success to obtain for India comprehensively capable and deployable anti satellite missile forces able to take out enemy low earth orbit (LEO) satellites providing tactical military information and high earth orbit (HEO) satellites affording wide area strategic coverage, including spotting Indian missile launches?
It may be noted that a works contract for approximately Rs 147 crore for the redevelopment of the Gandhinagar station along with construction of a 300 room hotel on the air space of the station has been awarded and ground breaking done. The project is new to Railways and complex in nature. It requires detailed techno economic feasibility studies, hence no time frame has been presently set for completion of this project.The project is progressing well despite being an extremely challenging project due to its peculiar nature and 82% of civil work was completed till December 31, 2018.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to find time to meet his own people in his Lok Sabha constituency. Priyanka Gandhi while addressing at a rally in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh in her campaign for next month;s Lok Sabha elections 2019. She said that she is stunned in Varanasi after learned from people that PM Narendra Modi did not get time to visit a single village in Varanasi. The issue shows the apathy of government towards its own people living in the country.She also said that she is shocked after learning from people that PM Narendra Modi has not done a single work in Varanasi even he has failed to work in the country as a whole. The Congress General Secretary did not stop here, she alleged that This government is working for rich people and left behind poor citizens of the country. Congress leader said that PM Modi visiting the world but have not visited a single village in Varanasi.
At a public rally in Ayodhya, Priyanka Gandhi said the Congress 's promise of providing Rs 72,000 cash support to the poor ”is not a jumla ”.She said, ”The Congress has promised NYAY (Nyuntam Aay Yojana) scheme under which every family will get Rs 72,000 hellip;No poor family would get less than Rs 72,000. When this announcement was made, the BJP government said it 's an election jumla. ”
Urmila, 45, met Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who welcomed her in the party with a bouquet of flowers amid buzz about her being fielded from the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat against BJP leader Gopal Shetty. I am here to stay even after elections, she said at a press conference at the AICC Headquarters here flanked by newly appointed Mumbai Regional Congress Committee President Milind Deora and his predecessor Sanjay Nirupam.
Zagreb: To celebrate Mahatma Gandhi 's 150th birth anniversary, India has offered a sculpture of the father of the nation to Croatia during President Ram Nath Kovind 's official visit.
The deal values GAL at Rs 18,000 crore along with "earn outs of up to Rs 4,475 crore", which are linked to certain agreed milestones and performance metrics over next five years. Hence, assuming all earn outs are successfully consummated, the total valuation will zoom to Rs 22,475 crore. The GMR Group developed and operates India's busiest and Asia's sixth biggest airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, as well as the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad. It also operates the Mactan Cebu International Airport in the Philippines and is reportedly developing greenfield airports in North Goa and Crete, Greece.At the close of the investment, GMR Infra and its subsidiaries will hold a 54% stake in GAL, while Tata Group, GIC and SSG will own 20%, 15% and 10%, respectively, and Employee Welfare Trust will hold a 2% stake. As per the deal, GMR will retain management control while the new investors will get board representation at GAL and its key subsidiaries along with customary rights.
Matondkar is expected to be a Congress candidate from Mumbai in the upcoming general election which is scheduled to be held from the next month in seven phases. Joining the party, Matondkar said, ;It was a step towards active politics given that she had been raised in a family that believed in social awareness and strong political ideals.;She further said, "I am from a family that has shaped my political views based on the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel. I am into social awareness right from my childhood. "
According to sources, Gandhi held a meeting with all top leaders of the Delhi Congress and discussed the issue with them once again, after having earlier decided to go it alone in Delhi.Sources said four former Delhi Congress presidents Ajay Maken, Subhash Chopra, Tajdar Babar and Arvinder Singh Lovely favoured an alliance with the Arvind Kejriwal led party.
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