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India's opposition Congress backs Rahul Gandhi after poll defeat

May 25, 2019 - 9:39 PM

'Party President Rahul Gandhi offered his resignation but it was unanimously rejected by the members of Congress Working Commission,' says a party spokesman

Indian National Congress party president Rahul Gandhi speaks during a political rally ahead of phase 3 of India's general election, at Bajipura village near Bardoli, some 300 kms from Ahmedabad on April 19, 2019. - India's mammoth six-week general election kicked off April 11, with polling stations in the country's northeast among the first to open. Gujarat state will go to the polls during phase 3 of India's general election on April 23. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

India's Gandhi concedes personal defeat in family bastion

May 23, 2019 - 9:51 PM

India's main opposition Congress party has held Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state since 1967 except for one 3-year stint in 1977-80 and a separate one-year period in 1998-99

GANDHI CONCEDES. Indian National Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi looks on during a press conference, in New Delhi on May 23, 2019. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Opposition leader Gandhi says gloomy Indian exit polls 'fake'

May 22, 2019 - 11:46 PM

'My dear Congress party workers. The next 24 hours are important. Stay alert and vigilant. Don't be afraid. You are fighting for the truth,' says Rahul Gandhi, head of the Congress party

GANDHI. Indian National Congress party president Rahul Gandhi speaks during a political rally ahead of phase 3 of India's general election, at Bajipura village near Bardoli, some 300 kms from Ahmedabad on April 19, 2019. File photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

India's acrimonious election comes to an end

May 19, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Polls close at 6 pm in the 7th and final round of voting, ending the world's biggest election with 900 million eligible voters

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays his ink-marked finger after casting his vote during the third phase of general elections at a polling station in Ahmedabad on April 23, 2019. - Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among tens of millions of people to cast ballots as India holds a 'Super Tuesday' of voting in its marathon election. (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP)

India gov't asks Gandhi to respond to claims he is British

Apr 30, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The allegations against Rahul Gandhi bear similarities to efforts by the so-called 'birther' movement, once championed by Donald Trump

GANDHI. Indian National Congress party president Rahul Gandhi speaks during a political rally ahead of phase 3 of India's general election, at Bajipura village near Bardoli, some 300 kms from Ahmedabad on April 19, 2019. File photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

Modi casts vote on India's 'Super Tuesday'

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The 117 seats over 15 states being fought for on Tuesday, April 23, are the biggest number of any of the 7 stages of voting over 6 weeks

VOTE. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displays his ink-marked finger after casting his vote during the third phase of general elections at a polling station in Ahmedabad on April 23, 2019. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

'Priyanka magic' draws thousands at debut rally in India

Feb 11, 2019 - 11:11 PM

At a rally, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra calls for supporters to join a campaign to build 'a new future' for India and a 'new kind of politics where everyone is a stakeholder'

'PRIYANKA MAGIC.' Indian Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi (L) looks on at a political rally as his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (R) waves to supporters in Lucknow, the capital of the election bellwether Uttar Pradesh state, on February 11, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into Indian politics

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Priyanka Gandhi is appointed Congress party chief in the east of Uttar Pradesh, considered India's most politically important state

POLITICS. In this file photo taken on February 17, 2017, Indian Congress Party leader Priyanka Gandhi waves as she arrives at a rally held to support party candidates during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections at Rae Bareli. File photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

Dec 16, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Rahul Gandhi will confront his first test as Congress leader this week when election results emerge from Gujarat, premier Narendra Modi's home state, which the Bharatiya Janata Party has ruled for over two decades

HIS TURN. In this file photo, now President of the Indian National Congress party Rahul Gandhi (center), waves while being garlanded during a political rally November 11, 2017. Photo by Sam Panthaky/AFP

India police probe 'politically-driven' Twitter hacking

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:06 PM

Investigators say they are treating the hacking as a cyber crime and initial investigations had determined that the hackers operated from outside the country

India PM-elect Modi to make triumphant Delhi entrance

May 17, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Prime minister elect Narendra Modi is expected to be sworn in next week and then turn the country sharply to the right after a decade of rule by the center left Congress party

VICTORY. The Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, led by party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has won an absolute majority in India's parliamentary polls. Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

India sets dates for world's biggest election

Mar 05, 2014 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED The biggest election in history will see 814 million adults eligible to vote from the remote Himalayas in the north to India s tropical southern tip – 100 million more than last time in 2009

INDIA'S NEXT PRIME MINISTER? Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi speaks at the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) national convention in New Delhi, India on 27 February 2014. EPA

India's Sonia Gandhi stalls son Rahul's PM candidacy push

Jan 17, 2014 - 9:17 AM

Rahul Gandhi has previously likened power to poison despite having relatives who were all prime ministers of India

SONIA GANDHI. Chairperson of India's Congress-led UPA government Sonia Gandhi (2nd L) and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (2nd R) at an election rally in New Delhi on November 24, 2013. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Indian PM Singh says will step down after 2014 elections

Jan 03, 2014 - 5:16 PM

India s Prime Minister wants Rahul Gandhi to take his place despite an unlikely victory for their party

MANMOHAN SINGH. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that he will step down after elections this year and said reluctant political scion Rahul Gandhi should take his place if the ruling Congress party wins an unlikely third term. PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU/AFP PHOTO

India's ruling party in disarray over criminal lawmakers

Sep 27, 2013 - 7:15 PM

The government attempted to overturn a Supreme Court decision that national and state lawmakers should be disqualified if they are convicted in criminal cases