Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena over the alleged force-feeding of a fasting Muslim employee at a Maharashtra government guesthouse in Delhi, dubbing it "politics of bullying" people.
In yet another indication of the declining law and order situation in the Samajwadi Party-ruled Uttar Pradesh, a young woman was raped in Amethi, which is considered to be the stronghold of the Congress party and represented by Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha.
Launching a blistering attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said that the main opposition party fielded Smriti Irani from Amethi to cut votes and make Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi win.
Congress on Saturday dared the BJP to challenge the clean chit given to Rahul Gandhi by the Election Commission on the allegation that he had violated secrecy of voting by entering the EVM enclosure in one of the polling booths in Amethi on May 7.
BJP candidate Smriti Irani, who is pitted against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, has appealed to the Election Commission for appointing a special observer to ensure free and fair counting in the constituency.
With two days left for the big battle in Varanasi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday started his roadshow in the holy city to campaign for party candidate Ajay Rai who ispitted against BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.
The Election Commission on Friday ordered a further probe into a factual report on allegations that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, a candidate from Amethi, had violated rules by going to the polling area inside some booths in the constituency during balloting.
Congress today hit out at BJP for demanding action against Rahul Gandhi for inspecting EVMs inside some polling booths in Amethi, saying the party had poor understanding of the law as the Congress vice president had done no cognisable offence.