1. Sachin Pilot says under Rahul, Congress will win 2019 polls
To those who challenge us, I would say... as of now we have won by-polls under leadership of Rahul Gandhi, soon you'll see us winning states and in 2019 Congress will win the elections: Sachin Pilot at Congress Plenary Session
2. Rahul Gandhi says only Congress can unite India
This is the only symbol (Congress party symbol) that can unite the nation and take it forward: Rahul Gandhi at Congress Plenary Session in Delhi.
They (BJP) uses anger we use love but one thing that I want to say is that this country belongs to everyone and whatever Congress will do will be for the benefit for all: Rahul Gandhi.
The nation is tired and looking for a way out, only Congress can show the way ahead: Rahul Gandhi
Visuals from Congress Plenary Session underway at #Delhi's Indira Gandhi Stadium. pic.twitter.com/FjK3u987Y2
— ANI (@ANI) March 17, 2018
3. With your (party members & workers) blessings and cooperation we will once again win Karnataka, your help is needed, the way BJP and RSS workers go door-to-door, the same way you also help us in Karnataka: Mallikarjun Kharge at Congress Plenary Session.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and other Congress leaders at 84th Plenary session of Indian National
Congress in New Delhi: BS Photo by Sanjay K Sharma
4. Topics of discussion during plenary session
This plenary will decide the vision and direction and the way forward of the Congress for the next five years," Randeep Singh Surjewala said, adding that agriculture, employment, poverty alleviation, national
security, foreign policy and economy will be discussed.
"What is the present condition, what is the future, what is Congress's vision on these issues. How the party will solve the problems of the farmers, how to generate employment, new steps for poverty alleviation, how to improve the economic condition," he said.
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi & Manmohan Singh at #Delhi's Indira Gandhi Stadium for Congress' plenary session. pic.twitter.com/0QtEdWENym
— ANI (@ANI) March 17, 2018
5. The subjects committee comprises of the members of party's steering committee, Congress legislative party leaders, state Congress chiefs, office-bearers of the parliamentary party, chiefs of frontal organisations and heads of sub-committees that have formulated the plenary resolutions.
Welcome delegates and distinguished guests to the #CongressPlenary.
Over the next two days I look forward to interacting with you and to sharing experiences and perspectives that will together help us build a stronger, more vibrant Congress party.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 17, 2018
6. India is rising against you, Rahul tells Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who spoke at the "Rising India Summit" here, saying the country "was rising against him".
"Modiji, those were some fancy power point slides. A quick word of advice: You're right about Rising India. One small issue - it's rising against you," Gandhi said in a tweet.
Modi Ji, those were some fancy power point slides. A quick word of advice:
You're right about Rising India. One small issue - it’s rising against you. #News18RisingIndia
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 16, 2018
7. Who will Modi target next, asks Rahul
Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi government for targeting opposition leaders including RJD leader Lalu Prasad using the CBI to "intimidate and harass them" and asked who the next target will be.
"The BJP government uses the CBI to target key opposition politicians to intimidate and harass them.
"Now, a news report reveals how the CBI was pressured to file a case against @laluprasadrjd, ignoring the advice of its own legal team. Who will Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) target next?" tweeted Gandhi adding hashtag #VendettaPolitics.
8. Randeep Singh Surjewala backs Rahul
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said that his party unequivocally condemns any act of political vendetta indulged by the Modi government.
"Now that the BJP has only few months left in power, it should count its days and be ready to face the people's wrath," he said, adding that "denigrating the credibility of institutions by misusing them to target political opponents is the sole agenda of the Modi government".
"Media reports suggest that the 'Directorate of Prosecution', which is the CBI's legal wing, and the Economic Offences Division of the CBI have different opinions on filing an FIR in a case against former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad. "This chasm within the CBI has surfaced when the Modi government has left no stone unturned to file series of cases against their political opponents. CBI clearly has become a 'Captive Bureau of Investigation' in the hands of the Modi government," he added.
An overwhelming majority of opposition parties have extended tactical support to the Andhra Pradesh rivals YSR Congress and TDP, who are together pushing for a no-confidence motion against the Modi government over the non-implementation of the promised special category status for the post-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh.
Even Congress — which has no love lost for the YSR Congress and TDP, the two parties that have reduced the Grand Old Party to a corner in its once political fortress of Andhra Pradesh was more vociferous than others in extending support to the move for a no-confidence motion.
10. Although the opposition parties are fully aware of the Modi government’s numerical strength in the House, they feel that the government will be compelled to take action. Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who is eyeing regional parties for a “federal front” tweeted, “I welcome the TDP’s decision to leave the NDA. The current situation warrants such action to save the country from disaster.”