President of the Indian National Congress, MP, Wayanad, Kerala, New Delhi, India, Congress
Rahul Gandhi was the President of the Indian National Congress(INC) party. He hails from a long line of politicians, he was born on 19-June-1970 in Delhi. He is the great-grandchildren of Jawaharlal Nehru who is the first Prime Minister of India and also the longest-serving Prime Minister of India has served for a total of seventeen years. Gandhi’s grandmother, Indira was the First Female Prime Minister of India, and his father, Rajiv was the youngest Prime Minister of India, and his mother Sonia Gandhi was the President of the Indian National Congress(INC) party. Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Vadra is also active in politics she served as General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Robert Vadra is his brother-in-law.
He attained his Primary Education in New Delhi and Dehradun but was later homeschooled because of security concerns. He graduated with a B. A degree from Rollins College, Florida, and an M.Phil from Cambridge. In 1996, Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm in London. In 2002, He was appointed as one of the Directors of Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm Backups Services Private Ltd.
He entered into politics in 2004 with the Indian National Congress(INC) party. In 2004, He won as Member of Parliament(MP) to 14th Lok Sabha from Amethi constituency. He was the Member of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs from 2004–2006 and Member of the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development from 2006–2009. Rahul Gandhi was appointed as General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee on 24-September-2007 in a reshuffle of the party secretariat. In the same reshuffle, he was also given charge of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India. He has been working as Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and Chairperson of NSUI.
He Re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009 from the same constituency by defeating his nearest rival by a margin of over 370,000 votes. Rahul was credited with the Congress revival in Uttar Pradesh. Rahul served as a Member of the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development and a Member of the Consultative Committee on Rural Development. In May 2011, Rahul Gandhi was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police at Bhatta Parsaul village after he turned out in support of agitating farmers demanding more compensation for their land being acquired for a highway project. Rahul Gandhi campaigned during the 2012 Assembly elections in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh election for almost two months, holding 200 rallies. However, Congress ranked as the fourth party in the state.
From 2013-2016, Gandhi worked as Congress Vice-President. He led the INC’s campaign in the 2014 Indian general elections. He contested the 2014 Indian general election from his constituency, Amethi. He held the Amethi seat by defeating his nearest rival, BJP’s Smriti Irani, by a reduced margin of 107,000 votes. Gandhi addressed the farmer and worker’s rally, named as Kisan Khet Mazdoor Rally in Ramlila Maidan on 19 April 2015. Here he made “references to his agitations in Niyamgiri in Orissa and Bhatta-Parsaul in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh”. The rally was attended by 1 lakh people. He served as President of INC from 2017-2019.
Rahul Gandhi won the Wayanad seat in the 2019 general elections. However, he lost his existing seat of Amethi to BJP’s Smriti Irani by a margin of 55,120 votes. He worked as the Member of the Standing Committee on Defence and Member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs. He is also a trustee of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.
Gandhi has pushed for the empowerment of women. He backed the Women’s Reservation Bill which would allow 33% reservation of all Lok Sabha and state legislative assembly seats for women. This bill passed the Rajya Sabha on 09-March-2010. On the social front, he is associated with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust, and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. Also, he runs a non-profit eye care provider in Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi said thank the people of Wayanad for their support for Save the Constitution march. The people of India must firmly stand up against the ideology of hate that killed Mahatma Gandhi.
A delegation of Congress leaders presented the NHRC with evidence of the atrocities against the citizens of UP by the State Govt., which has gone to war against its own people. The NHRC must act decisively to protect the idea of India & the Constitutional rights of our citizens.
Congress President Smt.Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi met all the winning candidates who waving the flag of the Congress Party’s victory in Chhattisgarh urban body elections. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and his allies’ ministers of cabinet were also present in this meeting.
A delegation of Congress Party leaders met with H E Mahinda Rajapaksa, PM of Sri Lanka in Delhi yesterday. We had a friendly & cordial discussion on a wide range of issues, including ways to strengthen the relationship between our two countries.
Rahul Gandhi has paid tribute to the former President of Congress and the great leader of the country’s freedom, leader Subhash Chandra Bose on his death anniversary.