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National News
No doubt that Rahul Gandhi is now my boss, too: Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi
 
(NEW DELHI, Feb 08, 2018):Former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said there should be "no doubt" that incumbent president Rahul Gandhi+ is now "my boss, too," reported news agency ANI.

"We have a new Congress president and on your behalf and my own I wish him all the best. He is now my boss, too. Let there be no doubt about that," ANI quoted her as saying.

She made the comments while speaking at the Congress parliamentary party meet.

Sonia slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for engaging in "maximum publicity, minimum government" and "maximum marketing, minimum delivery," reported PTI.

She alleged a "systematic assault" on various institutions of democracy. She charged the government for using investigative agencies as instruments to target political rivals.

"It has been almost four years since this government came to power. This has been a period in which institutions have come under systematic assault - Parliament itself, judiciary, media and civil society. Investigative agencies have been let loose against political opponents," she said.

"Violence against minorities, Dalits is not sporadic, but orchestrated to polarise society for narrow political gains," she added.

Sonia also appreciated her party's performance in the recent Assembly elections in Gujarat and by-polls in Rajasthan.

"We performed very creditably under tough circumstances in Gujarat and recent by-election results in Rajasthan were huge. This shows winds of change are coming. I am sure Karnataka too will underline the resurgence of Congress," she said.

The former Congress chief used her speech as a clarion call to party leaders for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, urging them to be "in a state of readiness."

"No doubt 2014 was a severe setback, but I am convinced that it was an aberration," she added.

She spoke about the need to not just highlight the "abject failures of the Modi government but more importantly, build a positive and credible narrative for ourselves on issues of public concern."
Echoing her party's oft-repeated demands for clarification on the Rafale deal, Sonia wondered: "And what do we make of the government resorting to fictitious arguments to justify the secrecy about the price of one of India's biggest defence purchases - the Rafael fighter aircraft?"

She questioned the "tall claims" on the economic front, including job creation.

"Unemployment is staring at our youth. New jobs are not only not being created, but existing jobs themselves are being lost," she asserted. "Employment cannot happen without new investments and the fact is that there has been a marked decline in the rate of investment over the past four years."


No charges for cancelling flight tickets within 24 hours of booking: Aviation Ministry proposal
Gowda says he is not opposed to Shivakumar being made minister
Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Review Of Verdict In Judge Loya Death Case
BJP now down to 272 Lok Sabha seats from 2014 tally of 282
Modalities of Government Formation in Karnataka Finalised, Says HD Kumaraswamy
Yeddyurappa sworn in as Karnataka chief minister
Mamata Banerjee supports Mayawati against BJP forming govt in Karnataka
Will Justice Chelameswar share dias with CJI on his last day in SC?
JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy, son fly off to Singapore
IndiGo, Air Deccan planes were 15 sec & 700 ft away from crash
Bank Unions Announce 2-Day Strike From May 30 Demanding Early Revision Of Wages
Akhilesh slams UP govt for 'fake' encounters
Two teenagers drown in lake at IIT-Madras campus
Panchayat polls in Bengal on May 14: SEC
Karnataka polls: High-pitched campaigning to conclude today
Thunderstorm kills 8 in UP
"Another Girl We Have Failed": Rahul Gandhi Slams Jharkhand Police On Teen's Rape
BJP rakes up Hublot watch controversy about Siddaramaiah
IGNOU admission for July session begins
Normal life comes to standstill in Kashmir
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
For the first time in 226, woman to lead the NYSE
 (New York, May 22, 2018):The New York Stock Exchange for the first time in its 226-year histo
Now, it's India vs Pakistan over Kishanganga project at World Bank
Afghanistan blast: 16 killed, 38 wounded in southern Kandahar province
Venezuelan Prez Nicolas Maduro wins re-election
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
 (New Delhi, May 7, 2018): Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likel
Kerala Karshaka Jadha Opens to a Great Beginning / Video
Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
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