Speaking to media persons, Priyanka Vadra expressed support to the agitating farmers but turned away as soon as reporters asked her about her brother’s absence.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, in her online message on the Congress Foundation Day on Monday, called for the “unity of Congress” to strengthen itself and fight against the “authoritarian atmosphere” prevailing in the country, even as her son Rahul Gandhi tweeted from Italy to display his enthusiasm over the cause of the party on the occasion and for the agitating farmers in India.
Facing a barrage of media queries about Rahul Gandhi skipping the Congress Foundation Day event, the AICC spokesperson claimed that he went abroad to meet his ailing grandmother, a reason the party had cited once in the past too when Gandhi made another foreign trip.
Speaking to media persons, Priyanka Vadra expressed support to the agitating farmers but turned away as soon as reporters asked her about her brother’s absence. With ailing Sonia not turning up at the party headquarters and Rahul skipping the event to go abroad ahead of the New Year’s eve, senior leader AK Antony did the honours of hoisting the Congress flag at the 24 Akbar Road customary foundation day event, which also happened to be his birthday.
Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leading light of the party’s pro-change group, was conspicuously positioned next to Antony on the podium along with AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal and AICC in-charge of administration Pawan Banswal with CWC members and other AICC functionaries, including Vadra –– lined up to salute the party flag. In a virtual address as part of the “#SelfieWithTiranga’ organised by the Congress social media, Sonia said Congress which fought for Independence should strengthen itself through unity to fight “the atmosphere of authoritarianism now prevailing which is taking the country back to the preIndependent situation…”
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5 Comments on this Story
Am4 hours ago
greater noida authority is also a dust polluters as it send road cleaners all with brooms no rakes, and they broom all the roadside dust into the air every day destroying grass and tress
Mainak Pramanik1 day ago
I am surprised to see what is INC doing now which an organization to take part in freedom struggle…They are at their worst position fighting against a voting giant named Narendra Modi!! Rahul Gandhi is spending his holidays in Italy even on the establishment day of INC..
Suresh Kamath1 day ago
Strange to Note the Rush to Visit the Grandmother in ITALY when their Mother is not well in India and also the Historic Foundation Day the very next day.He surely should Visit his relatives abroad BUT could have gone later on Monday rather than RUSH when 2 Cr FARMERS “SIGNED” on the Petition handed over to the President and wonder who will follow up in his absence and Tweeting from AFAR does NOT appeal ANY even these INNOCENT FARMERS who have seen through the GAME PLAN of POLITICS being played from their Shoulders for some SINISTER GAINS of those who want to Break the UNITY of INDIA and such Anti NATION Acts MUST be Condemned at ALL Levels and those RESPONSIBLE Must stand for TRIAL immediately and JAILED for LIFE. NATION FIRST the MOTTO of 130 Cr INDIANS. Jai Hind Jai Jawan Jai Kissan Jai Sri Ram Vande Mataram