AGRA: Congress state president and Rajya Sabha MP Raj Babbar visited the village of the 15-year-old girl who was set on fire and succumbed to over 70% burns on Thursday.
The girl was set ablaze by two unidentified motorbike-borne youths on December 18. Babbar met the girl’s family members and villagers.
Stating he was directed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi to visit the village, Babbar demanded Rs 50 as monetary assistance to the girl’s father who works in a shoe factory as a daily wager and government job to one of the family members. Babbar also demanded a CBI probe in the matter..
Electoral revival in major Hindi heartland states and democratisation of Congress party’s organizations were the hallmarks of Rahul Gandhi’s first year as the party president.
Gandhi took over the reins of the Congress from his mother Sonia Gandhi this day last year and brought the party to power in six states. When he assumed charge, the party was in power in four states — Karnataka, Punjab, Mizoram and Puducherry…
Two-time chief minister Ashok Gehlot was sworn in as the chief minister for his third stint in Rajasthan Monday. State Congress chief Sachin Pilot was administered as Deputy CM by Governor Kalyan Singh in Jaipur’s Albert Hall. Also present at the event were Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh..
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar on Wednesday said the electoral reverses suffered by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assembly polls signalled that the ruling party’s end had begun.
“This is the beginning of the end for the BJP as the people have kicked them out for giving false hopes,” the actor-turned-politician added.
He said that all sections of the society were feeling cheated by the BJP. The Congress victories also showed the people’s faith in the leadership of Congress President Rahul Gandhi…
In the evening, Congress president Rahul Gandhi declared victory in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, giving the credit to “party workers, farmers, youth and small businesses”.
Ending its near eclipse and breathing new life into Opposition attempts to set up a united front against the BJP-led NDA in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress returned to the Hindi heartland with impressive gains in the assembly elections Tuesday, routing the BJP in Chhattisgarh after 15 years. The party is set to form the government in Rajasthan and has staked claim in Madhya Pradesh though, until late at night, the seesaw battle for power in Bhopal continued.
That nine of the 13 Independents elected in Rajasthan and the four Independents in Madhya Pradesh are all Congress rebels appeared to have tilted the scales in the favour of the party in these two states.
MP Congress president Kamal Nath sought a late night appointment with the Governor on behalf of his party to form the government. In his letter to Raj Bhavan, he underlined that all the Independents have assured support to the Congress.
In the evening, Congress president Rahul Gandhi declared victory in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, giving the credit to “party workers, farmers, youth and small businesses”. He thanked the outgoing Chief Ministers of the BJP-ruled states for their achievements, saying “it is time for change and we will take their work forward”.