Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Mahatma Gandhi: The pulse of a legacy in an age of heroics

Lincoln, as President of the United States of America spoke his 272 words at Gettysburg in 1863 as he did, and Gandhi, as an sedition-accused, at his Great Trial in Ahmedabad in 1922 as he did, not because they expected to make or ‘break’ news but because they needed to, wanted to speak about political […]

Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary: Recovering Gandhi’s religious vision

Gandhi’s ‘toleration’ is different. How? Parents often put up with the blemishes of their children which they would not suffer in others. We choose to overlook a fault in our spouse, lover, or close friend that we would not excuse in others. We might endure differences with fellow citizens because we value fraternity. In short, […]

India’s foundation is laid on Gandhi’s values, says Sonia

Without directly naming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress chief told a gathering of party leaders and workers at Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, that “the Mahatma’s soul would be pained by what has been happening in India in the last few years.”

Analysis | Congress battles with BJP over Gandhi’s legacy

 “The country is looking to us to confront and combat these forces — forces that appropriate Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar — and misrepresent their true message for their nefarious ends. We must stand up fearlessly to fight on the streets, fight in villages, towns and cities,” Ms. Gandhi told her party colleagues at […]

On Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, BJP and Congress battle for Mahatma’s legacy

Asked about the Maharashtra Minister unveiling the charkha on a plot owned by the Ashram or giving away prizes to children, Mr. Prabhu said, “The prize distribution is a government event and not a party programme and the charkha too has been built by the State government.”

Stand by every single word I said about RSS, says Rahul

A YouTube video titled “RSS People Killed Gandhiji : Rahul Gandhi in Bhiwandi” was posted along with the tweet. In the video Mr. Gandhi is seen saying: “ RSS ki logon ne Gandhiji ko goli mari. Aur aaj unke log Gandhiji ke bath karte hain. Sardar Patel Congress party ki net ate. Unhon ne RSS […]

Never blamed RSS as an institution for Gandhiji’s killing, Rahul tells SC

In the previous hearing, the Bench had objected to the Magistrate court’s action of directing the Maharashtra State Police to investigate the defamation complaint lodged by Mr. Kunte instead of putting the onus on the RSS worker to prima facie prove his case against the Amethi MP.

Narendra Modi pens op-ed in New York Times on “guiding light” Gandhiji

There have been many mass movements in the world, many strands of the freedom struggle even in India, but what sets apart the Gandhian struggle and those inspired by him is the wide-scale public participation. He never held administrative or elected office. He was never tempted by power, Modi notes.

RSS, BJP slam Rahul for ‘U-turn’ in Supreme Court

The Congress’s communication chief, Randeep Surjewala, said, “This is Rahul Gandhi’s and the Congress’s battle against the divisive ideology of the RSS-BJP combine, that is trying to divide India on the basis of religion and caste. It will strengthen and energise all secular forces in this country.”

Ready to stand trial for RSS remark: Rahul

Accused in the Supreme Court of double-talk and maligning the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) wherever elections are held and minority votes are to be had, Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday refused an RSS activist’s offer that his remarks at the 2014 Bhiwandi poll speech would be forgiven provided he made a “clear statement” […]