28 Facts About Rahul Gandhi

1. Congress President Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during a public meeting in Darima, Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

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2. Rahul Gandhi challenges PM Modi to 15 minutes debate over Rafale deal.

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3. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has promised to waive farm loans within 10 days in Chhattisgarh of assuming power in the state.

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4. Rahul Gandhi promises to form "people's government" in Chhattisgarh if voted to power.

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5. Congress President Rahul Gandhi booked for making 'false' statements on Veer Savarkar.

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6. Rahul Gandhi added that he wanted Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to become agriculture centres in five years and provide food, fruits and vegetables to the country.

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7. Rahul Gandhi hits back at PM: Maoists killed our leaders, don't need lessons on nationalism from you.

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8. Rahul Gandhi claims Modi waived loans worth Rs 3.5 trn of 15 businessmen.

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9. Rahul Gandhi takes a swipe at Modi over job promise, demonetization.

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10. In response, Hazare attacked Rahul Gandhi, claiming he had made the bill "weak and ineffective".

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11. Rahul Gandhi has been critical of groups like the RSS and has compared them to terrorist organisations like SIMI.

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12. Rahul Gandhi referred specifically to more-polarising figures in the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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13. In February 2015, Rahul Gandhi went on a leave of absence to an "undisclosed location to reflect both on recent events related to the party and its future course".

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14. Rahul Gandhi campaigned during the 2012 Assembly elections in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh election for almost two months, holding 200 rallies.

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15. 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.

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16. In March 2004, Rahul Gandhi announced his entry into politics by announcing that he would contest the May 2004 elections, standing for his father's former constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha, India's lower house of Parliament.

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17. While in 2004, Rahul Gandhi had told the press that he had a Spanish girlfriend, an architect, living in Venezuela, whom he had met while studying in England.

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18. Rahul Gandhi calls demonetisation a scam to help Modi's friends.

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19. Rahul Gandhi refers to Mizoram as Manipur, BJP mocks him, asks him to write it 'a hundred times'.

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20. Rahul Gandhi had backed the repeal of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

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21. Rahul Gandhi held the Amethi seat by defeating his nearest rival, BJP's Smriti Irani, by a reduced margin of 107,000 votes.

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22. Rahul Gandhi contested the Indian general election, 2014 from his constituency, Amethi.

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23. Rahul Gandhi was credited with the Congress revival in Uttar Pradesh where they won 21 out of the total 80 Lok Sabha seats.

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24. In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi retained his Amethi seat by defeating his nearest rival by a margin of over 370,000 votes.

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25. Rahul Gandhi was appointed General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee on 24 September 2007 in a reshuffle of the party secretariat.

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26. Rahul Gandhi won, retaining the family stronghold with a victory margin of over 100,000.

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27. Rahul Gandhi joined St Stephen's College, Delhi in 1989 for his undergraduate education but moved to Harvard University after he completed the first year examinations.

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28. Rahul Gandhi took over as the president of the Congress in December 2017.

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