Hot Bollywood bombshell Katrina Kaif has landed herself in a big controversy after she compared herself with the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
The terrorist assault on Mumbai was an attack on the idea of India and the freedom of its people, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi told parliament Thursday.The terrorist attack on Mumbai was an attack on the whole nation. It was an attack on the idea of India. It was an attack on all of us, it was an attack on the freedom of our people, Gandhi told the Lok Sabha while participating in a debate on the Nov 26 terrorist strike. It is a new kind of warfare against India. Terrorists view and attack us as their enemies. We must also respond as one. Fight against terrorism is a national priority and we must put the nation first, he said. Making an emotional plea, Gandhi, MP from Amethi and son of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, said: We can fight terrorism only if we believe that every Indian life is worth fighting for. The central thing to change is how we view the life of an ordinary people. Speaking out against politicisation of police forces, he said: As a young politician I would like to say that in the interest of the country we must desist from it. Also, that in the interest of common people we must stop interfering in the working of these institutions. He also noted: People from every region and every religion have raised their voice for those who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attack. I am sure we will win the fight against terrorism.
Rahul Gandhi inaugurated a memorial dedicated to one of India's leading religious symbol of unity. Reiterating Congress Party’s commitment towards all the religious communities, General Secretary Rahul Gandhi inaugurated a memorial dedicated to the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur on the Delhi-Haryana border on July 29.
The foundation stone of the Memorial located on the Singhu border of Delhi and Haryana on National Highway 1 had been laid by the Congress President Sonia Gandhi in 2003.
The memorial is unique in concept and design. It comprises of 40 plaques on which are inscribed the fundamental tenets of Sikhism. The memorial has been constructed at a cost of Rs 25 crores and will be a land mark of the national capital.
While unveiling the memorial, Rahul Gandhi said all of us should take inspiration from the life of Guru Tegh Bhadur. He laid down his life for the cause of India.
The Congress General Secretary said India belongs to people of all religions. Sikhs people have made their valuable contribution to the nation. They are spread all over India. They are hard working and dedicated.
On this occasion Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit along with other cabinet members was also present.
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Rahul Gandhi gave a call to the youth of the country to come forward and take the country on the pinnacle of progress and development. Congress General Secretary stated that India will very soon become a leading nation in the globe on the basis of the power of youth of India.
There are many welfare schemes made at the centre but the real victory is achieved only if those schemes are implemented properly by all concerned, said Rahul Gandhi. Some of the states are properly implementing the policies in the proper way but some states don’t care to take the policies to the masses with its full spirit. This serious deficiency should be rectified.
Future of children in UP was being “spoilt” for lack of education, Rahul Gandhi promised to make all-out efforts to bring back a Congress government which would focus on education which is at the core of development.
Addressing a function on social harmony here, he said “on my visits to Uttar Pradesh schools, I have found that the condition of Dalit students is very bad in government-run schools and these students are only confined to back benches”.
“A similar pitiable condition was there when I visited today a Dalit brother who makes shoes and asked him as to what help he got from the government”, Rahul said adding this scene was common everywhere he visits--be it schools, industrial units or villages under the government which is said to be that of Dalits.
“Without good education a child cannot rise, cannot get employment and he would keep wandering all his life”, Rahul Gandhi said.
“In UP, the future of children is being spoiled for lack of education and the focus should be on their future by providing them enough educational opportunities”, he said.
Rahul said development comes through education and he would make all-out efforts so that Congress can form the next Congress government in the state.
Rahul Gandhi talked clearly that he wants more development in UP especially in Amethi. There a lot of schemes made by the Central Government, but the implementation is not proper by many states. We should concentrate on further development in the fields of education, health etc. I wish these developments be start from Amethi.
On 15 March 2008, Rahul Gandhi visited a dalit family in an Etawah village whose five members had been killed by dacoits. They were Jatavs. Next month, Rahul Gandhi visited Ghisauli village in Jhansi, and when told by dalits that fleeting visits did not help, he returned a week later and took a delegation of 300 dalits to the district commissioner to demand fair wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). The dalits were Jatavs, known there as “ahirwal”. After the event, the dalits he met, including Shanti Devi, he had a meal with.
Whenever I go to villages and meet dalits, advisasi, backward and poor people, opposition parties ask why Rahul Gandhi visits
villages. Rahul Gandhi goes to villages because he understands that the real strength is in the hands of the poor and backward
people of the country and the future of the country is also in their hands. UPA Government does whatever possible for the poor
and they made a number of good schemes like NREGA which assures guaranteed job for the poor. Poor and dalit people are the
major beneficiaries of NREGA said Rahul Gandhi. But U.P Government could not implement NREGA properly and most of the
poor people in U.P do not have proper awareness about NREGA.
Congress President and Rahul Gandhi at Ramlila maidan 17th october 2010
An album with soft back ground music on various visits of Rahul Gandhi at various places mingling with the masses and spreading the message of unity. The album has a small bit of speech of Rahul Gandhi too. “I do not see any people in terms of their caste or religion but I consider all Indians as one. Whenever I see that an Indian is attacked by another Indian, I will definitely interfere” says Rahul Gandhi.
When we travel in Ambedkar or any parts of UP we can see the real condition of the poor people and we can feel their difficulties said Rahul Gandhi. We realize their problem, the UPA Government understands their problem, but UP Government doesn’t understand, added Rahul Gandhi. The challenge before us is to find out a way how we can include the poor people also in the process of development he asserted. Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Government at the centre made a lot of schemes like NREGA, RTI, Sarv Siksha Abhiyaan etc and sanctioned huge financial help for the UP Government for the welfare of the poor but nobody know what UP Government did with that amount.
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi stressed that the need of development of Bihar and U.P is important for the development of the entire country. “The people of Bihar are shining everywhere, but Bihar is not shining” said Rahul Gandhi. These two states of Bihar and U.P can show the path of development for the entire country asserted Rahul Gandhi.
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi strongly criticized the politics of caste and religion in U.P. “But this politics failed in U.P and we should find new path of politics and the development of U.P” said Rahul Gandhi. Amidst great cheers from the audience Rajiv Gandhi further said “I see that change in you, the youth. Youth can bring change. We should think how we can remove unemployment and poverty and we should try to form a political strategy accordingly.”
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi stressed the need for development in U.P. “We have started our works for development in UP. “ he said. Many people and a good number of media had written off Congress in U.P during the Parliament elections. But every one of them got surprised to see the comeback of Congress in U.P with a good number of seats, claimed Rahul Gandhi . We won because we raised the issues of poor and backward people of U.P, he asserted. “We with the help of the youth in the country will bring changes here. We will not go back until we achieve our target.” Added Rahul Gandhi.