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Mar 7, 2012

Amid Gandhi defeat, India greets new political star

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – It was supposed to be the crowning moment for Rahul Gandhi, the heir-apparent in India’s ruling Congress party, but he was thrashed in this week’s state election results and another young man thrust into the spotlight.

Akhilesh Yadav has won national acclaim by helping return his father to power as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous and politically key state where Gandhi had hoped to stage a revival for Congress as it prepares to contest national elections in 2014.

Mar 7, 2012

Amid Gandhi defeat, India greets new political star Akhilesh Yadav

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – It was supposed to be the crowning moment for Rahul Gandhi, the heir-apparent in the ruling Congress, but he was thrashed in this week’s state election results and another young man thrust into the spotlight.

Akhilesh Yadav has won national acclaim by helping return his father to power as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous and politically key state where Gandhi had hoped to stage a revival for Congress as it prepares to contest national elections in 2014.

Mar 6, 2012

SP set to form govt in Uttar Pradesh; blow for Congress

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Congress party trailed in fourth place as vote counting neared its end in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, a bitter election blow to Rahul Gandhi who had staked his political future on reviving his party’s fortunes in the state.

Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that ruled India for most of its 65 years of independence, had campaigned tirelessly to revive his party in the politically crucial state where it has not ruled for 22 years.

Mar 6, 2012
Mar 6, 2012

Rahul Gandhi flops in Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Congress party trailed in fourth place as vote counting neared its end in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, a bitter election blow to Rahul Gandhi who had staked his political future on reviving his party’s fortunes in the state.

Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled India for most of its 65 years of independence, had campaigned tirelessly to revive his centre-left party in a politically crucial state where it has not held power for 22 years.

Mar 6, 2012

Gandhi’s Congress flops in Indian state elections

NEW DELHI, March 6 (Reuters) – India’s Congress party
trailed in fourth place as vote counting neared its end in Uttar
Pradesh on Tuesday, a bitter election blow to Rahul Gandhi who
had staked his political future on reviving his party’s fortunes
in the populous northern state.

Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has ruled
India for most of its 65 years of independence, had campaigned
tirelessly to revive his centre-left party in a politically
crucial state where it has not held power for 22 years.

Mar 3, 2012

Surveys point to election blow for Gandhis

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Rahul Gandhi failed to deliver the election comeback he had promised for the Congress party in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, according to voter surveys released after the phased, month-long poll ended on Saturday.

Official results will not be known until Tuesday and it was not clear how accurate the handful of post-election surveys would prove, though they all showed similar trends.

Mar 3, 2012

Surveys point to election blow for India’s Gandhis

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Rahul Gandhi failed to deliver the election comeback he had promised for the ruling Congress party in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, according to voter surveys released after the phased, month-long poll ended on Saturday.

Official results will not be known until Tuesday and it was not clear how accurate the handful of post-election surveys would prove, though they all showed similar trends.

Feb 28, 2012

India’s Sonia Gandhi travels abroad for medical checks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sonia Gandhi, the head of India’s ruling Congress party, has travelled abroad for routine medical checks six months after undergoing surgery in the United States, a spokesman for the party said on Tuesday.

Gandhi will return in four to five days, Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement.

The Congress party has never disclosed 65-year-old Gandhi’s condition. Some media reports said she had received treatment at New York’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Feb 28, 2012

Sonia Gandhi travels abroad for medical checks

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi has travelled abroad for routine medical checks six months after undergoing surgery in the United States, a spokesman for the party said on Tuesday.

Gandhi will return in four to five days, Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement.

The Congress party has never disclosed 65-year-old Gandhi’s condition. Some media reports said she had received treatment at New York’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.