UP Congress aims to add 5 lakh workers by December

The grand old party will launch Project Shakti – a massive party workers outreach programme in UP soon.
A web and mobile interface based digital tool, Project Shakti will work as a direct bridge between party workers on one side and party chief Rahul Gandhi and AICC members on the other. It has been successful in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana where the party added 11 lakh workers to its fold….


Fuel price hike issue is related to every citizen: Raj Babbar

Congress had announced that the party will call for Bharat Bandh on September 10 over fuel price hike. Speaking on the issue, president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee Raj Babbar said, “On September 10, Congress party has called for Bharat Bandh and we want everyone’s support. Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee had its first meeting and we discussed on how to make it successful. The decision has been taken with mutual agreements. It is not an issue related with the Congress party but issue is related to every citizen”…


Raj Babbar terms Rafale deal as biggest defence scam in the country

Jamshedpur: A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley clarified his Government’s stand over the Rafale deal senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Raj Babbar, hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal, accusing him of benefitting a private businessman Anil Ambani who has no knowledge of fighter jets. He alleged the deal as the biggest scam ever in defence sector.
Addressing a press conference at a city hotel, Babbar questioned that Anil Ambani led Reliance company which has no experience of even making a bicycle got Rafale contract. He claimed that this clearly shows PM Modi’s nexus with businessmen and the ground-breaking ceremony was conducted in haste.
He also claimed that the country has incurred a Rs 41,000 crore loss with the Narendra Modi government inking a new deal with French aviation company Dassault for buying 108 Rafale aircraft.


National Commission of Enquiry on Rafale scam after new govt at centre: Cong

Lucknow, Aug 31(UNI) Demanding a probe not less that a Joint Parliamentary Committee(JPC) over the Rafale fighter aircraft scam, Deputy leader of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha and Congress Working Committee (CWC) member Anand Sharma announced that after the change of the government at the centre next year, a National Commission of Enquiry would be ordered in this country”s biggest scam ever.
Rafale fighter aircraft deal from France is the biggest scam of this century which has a global ramification as six countries were involved in the tenders after which the aircraft was chosen. But sudden hike in the rate of the aircraft and removal of public sector undertaking HAL is questionable and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should reply," he said.Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Mr Sharma, a former Union Commerce minister, said that if the NDA government is so clean on the deal then why they are afraid of JPC probe…


PM Modi silent on crimes against women, children: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for remaining tightlipped on crimes against women and children in the country.
Addressing at the ‘Mahila Adhikar Sammelan’ in Talkatora Stadium here, Rahul said, “The Prime Minister speaks on everything, but does not utter a word when crimes are committed against women in Uttar Pradesh and other Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states. No action is taken against the accused if he is a member of their party.”
Continuing his tirade against Prime Minister Modi, Rahul asserted that the former never said anything on the alarming rise of rape incidents.
“The PM doesn’t utter a word on the incidents of rape. What happened against women in these four years is something, which didn’t happen even in last 70 years,” the Congress President said…