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Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is an Indian politician. He is the Vice President of the Indian National Congress. He is currently a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance.

Rahul Gandhi is the son of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and AICC president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. He is appointed the General Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) on September 24, 2007. He is a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) from the Amethi constituency.

As a Congress party worker

Despite being the most likely future Prime Minister candidate, he often refuted media reports that he nurtures hopes of becoming prime minister. Rahul is instrumental in some new changes in the Congress party. For instance, he chose to hold elections for office bearers for NSUI, IYC and reviewed seven key projects which he has undertaken after assuming the charge. Rahul Gadhi won the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Elections from the Amethi Parliamentary Constituency and took oath as LS members in June 2009.

On February 5, 2010, he arrived in Mumbai amidst tightened security even as the right-wing Shiv Sena cautioned him to keep out of Mumbais affairs.

On 8 February 2011, Rahul Gandhi said that only a Congress Government can ensure development in Uttar Pradesh.

Rahul Gandhi was unanimously elected the Vice-President of the Indian National Congress. Jan 19, 2013

In his first speech as the Vice-President of the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi gave a 40-minute emotional speech which energized his party colleagues. Invoking his father and grand mother in the speech, Rahul Gandhi called for sweeping changes in the party. Jan 20, 2013

Parliamentary Standing Committee Member

Rahul Gandhi served as member of Parliamentary standing committee on Human Resource Development and Home Affairs.

Member of Standing Committee on Energy

On 3 October 2012, A Raja has been nominated to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by BJP leader Yashwant Singh.

Timeline

2015

In May 2015, Rahul Gandhi led a 15 kilometre padayatra in Telangana.

First visit to Amethi since sabbatical

Rahul Gandhi visited Amethi for the first time since his two-month long sabbatical. He accused the Modi government of ignoring the plight of farmers and said that the government is working only for aiding corporates. He also accused Modi of visiting foreign places while ignoring the plight of farmers and labourers in the country. Rahul Gandhi accused the Modi government of resorting to vendetta politics by snatching away the food park from Amethi. May 18, 2015

Allegations of being a British National

In November 2015, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has alleged that Rahul Gandhi has declared himself a British citizen in the registration papers of a private company in London. It was alleged that the UK-based company, in its annual return for 2005 and 2006 and in its dissolution application in 2009 told the British Company law authorities that Rahul Gandhi’s nationality was British.

Responding to the allegations, Rahul Gandhi challenged the Narendra Modi led government to probe multiple allegations against him and take action within six months. Rahul Gandhi alleged that Narendra Modi is mud-slinging on him and his family through his “cronies”

On 1 December 2015, during a debate on Intolerance in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the killing of three rationalists in Maharashtra. He cited few examples of alleged intolerance in the country. Rahul Gandhi also sought the removal of Union Minister General VK Singh for comparing Dalit children with dogs. He accused the prime minister for staying silent on incidents such as lynching of a Muslim in Uttar Pradesh and the killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Maharashtra.

2014

Rahul Gandhi says that he is not in favor of letting off the convicts in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case. Addressing a gathering in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi however clarified that he is not in favor of capital punishment. Feb 19, 2014

Rahul Gandhi, while interacting with representatives of nine Autonomous Councils at Karbi Anglong Sports Association stadium in Diphu, Assam said that he is not in favour of family members of politicians getting party tickets to contest elections. Feb 25, 2014

Rahul Gandhi disapproves Salman Khurshid’s ‘impotent’ remarks against BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to reporters at AICC headquarters, Rahul Gandhi said that he do not appreciate the kind of comment and language. Feb 27, 2014

Rahul Gandhi is on a two-day tour in Maharashtra. Addressing a rally at Shirpur, Rahul Gandhi said that representation of tribal in Parliament is important for empowerment. Mar 5, 2014

2013

Rahul Gandhi has formally taken charge as the Vice-President of the All India Congress Committee. Jan 23, 2013

2012

Rahul Gandhi’s views on various issues

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