New Delhi, April 19: Congress on Sunday, April 19 held a mega rally in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, for farmers of the country.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi addressed his first public rally after returning from a 56-day leave of absence and said the Modi government wants to weaken the land bill. The BJP hit back, wondering how many times the Congress will launch him.
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6.50 pm: Hundreds of people reported missing after a migrant boat with as many as 700 people on board capsized just off the Libyan coast.
6.30 pm: No going back on Jaitapur nuke power project, says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
6.15 pm: Various states' Congress delegation meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.
6.00 pm: There is nothing like launching Rahul Gandhi, he came into politics the natural way. Modi was launched, says Congress leader PC Chacko
5.30 pm: If given a "free hand" to run his government, J&K CM will succeed in resolving the long pending Kashmir issue: Sharad Yadav, JD (U)
5.00 pm: Pope Francis urges world action to stop more migrant disasters.
4.30 pm: Party has decided that we shall intensify struggle to defend toiling sections of society: Prakash Karat at CPI(M) National Conference rally
4.00 pm: The way Narendra Modi government is slaughtering the farmers, it is the right thing to do: RJD chief Lalu Yadav on Kisan rally
3.15 pm: Ravi Shanker Prasad slams Congress, says scam India is now becoming transparent India.
Scam India is now becoming transparent India: RS Prasad, BJP pic.twitter.com/4H4H2xfLma— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2015
3.00 pm: When Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi speak about Gujarat model of development, kindly reply what is the Vadra model?, asks Ravi Shanker Prasad, BJP
2.30 pm: Farmers from Rajasthan & Bihar arrive in Delhi by Kisan Express, allege BJP workers held up train at various points.
2.00 pm: Pakistan is deeply concerned at increase in systematic human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan
1.45 pm: Congress should do some homework, BJP government is pro- farmer, don't need certificate from Congress: MA Naqvi, BJP leader
1.30 pm: I think Congress has made up its mind to lose with a worse margin the next time: BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad on Congress rally
1.00 pm: CPI(M) announces Sitaram Yechury as the new General Secretary of the party.
Central Committee unanimously chose Sitaram Yechury as our new General Secretary: Prakash Karat (CPI-M) pic.twitter.com/70rbOoA3nf— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2015
12.50 pm: Narendra Modi government is trying to salt the wounds, says Congress president Sonia Gandhi
Its like the Modi govt is trying to salt the wounds: Sonia Gandhi pic.twitter.com/KgeIaH6Umg— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2015
12.40 pm: Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi at 'Maha Kisaan' rally, says Make In India bound to fail.
12.30 pm: Farmers strengthen the nation, before the IT and the industrialists, they fed the nation: Rahul Gandhi at 'Maha Kisaan' rally
Farmers strengthen the nation, before the IT and the industrialists, They fed the nation: Rahul Gandhi pic.twitter.com/I7xIPEfEPN— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2015
12.20 pm: Indian farmers worried as they feel that the government has forgotten them: Rahul Gandhi
12.07 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi arrive at Ramlila ground (Delhi) to address 'Maha Kisaan' rally.
Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi arrive at Ramlila ground (Delhi) for 'Maha Kisaan' rally. pic.twitter.com/2Ptf2YLcdo— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2015
12.00 pm: Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi takes charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner.
Delhi: Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi takes charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner pic.twitter.com/yiUJR9q1Ae— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2015
11.30 am: Aam Aadmi Sena protest in Delhi against Pakistan outside Pakistan Embassy
11.20 am: President of US and World Bank says that that India is the fastest growing economy: PM Narendra Modi
11.10 am: Nation progressing in the field of atomic energy: PM Narendra Modi
11.00 am: PM Modi congratulates Union Minister VK Singh and Sushma Swaraj, says evacuation from Yemen big achievement.
10.55 am: We are doing everything in the direction so that we can provide some basic things to the poor in our country, is this wrong?, asks PM Narendra Modi
10.45 am: Talks with France and Canada are encouraging for India's atomic energy: PM Modi in an address to BJP MPs
10:40 am: Whenever the aspect of nuclear deals used to come, every country cornered us: PM Modi addressing at BJP workshop
10:30 am: Adequate compensation should be provided to farmers who have suffered loss due to rains and hailstorm: Deepender Hooda, Congress
Also adequate compensation should be provided to farmers who hv suffered loss due to rains&hailstorm: Deepender Hooda pic.twitter.com/oOcY7nwT4t— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2015
10:03 am: Delhi: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates pro-poor workshop "Garib Kalyan Yojnaye".
Delhi: PM Modi inaugurates workshop of BJP MPs on pro-poor schemes pic.twitter.com/wCTeNc7Rpk— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2015
9:25 am: Preparations underway ahead of Congress' Mega Farmer Rally in Delhi.
9:14 am: Farmers coming to Delhi through special train ‘kisan express' to attend Congress' farmer rally.
8:56 am: US President Barack Obama sends‘chadar' for reverent Saint hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty at Ajmer Sharif in Ajmer.
8:45 am: Security tightened ahead of Congress' Mega Farmer Rally in Delhi.