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National News
Rahul mature, competent to lead Cong: Amarinder
 
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (PTI) Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress president was long overdue, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said today, describing the party vice president as "mature and competent".

Calling the proposed elevation of Gandhi as Congress president a step in the right direction, he said it would help revive the party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met in New Delhi today and approved the schedule for the election of the next party president starting December 1, clearing the decks for Rahul to take over the reins of the party ahead of the crucial Gujarat Assembly polls.

"It is time to pass on the baton of the party affairs into the able hands of Rahul Gandhi, who is mature and competent enough to lead the Congress into the next Lok Sabha elections," Amarinder told reporters here.

Responding to a question, Amarinder said he was completely in favour of promoting youth, in whose hands lay the future of the party and the country.

Noting that the Congress in Punjab had fielded maximum number of youth in the last Assembly polls, he said it was in national interest to infuse young blood into the polity.

"Rahul has all the qualifications needed to provide a strong and visionary leadership to the Congress," he added.

On the farm debt waiver issue, the chief minister said the process was on in full swing.

Reaffirming his government s commitment to farm loan waiver, as described in the notification issued last month, he said around 10.25 lakh debt-ridden farmers would be benefited under the scheme that would cost the government Rs 9500 crore.


Clashes in Gujarat town over Dalit man adding 'Sinh' to name
Rahul to hold rally on farmers' death anniversary in Mandsaur in June
No charges for cancelling flight tickets within 24 hours of booking: Aviation Ministry proposal
Gowda says he is not opposed to Shivakumar being made minister
Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Review Of Verdict In Judge Loya Death Case
BJP now down to 272 Lok Sabha seats from 2014 tally of 282
Modalities of Government Formation in Karnataka Finalised, Says HD Kumaraswamy
Yeddyurappa sworn in as Karnataka chief minister
Mamata Banerjee supports Mayawati against BJP forming govt in Karnataka
Will Justice Chelameswar share dias with CJI on his last day in SC?
JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy, son fly off to Singapore
IndiGo, Air Deccan planes were 15 sec & 700 ft away from crash
Bank Unions Announce 2-Day Strike From May 30 Demanding Early Revision Of Wages
Akhilesh slams UP govt for 'fake' encounters
Two teenagers drown in lake at IIT-Madras campus
Panchayat polls in Bengal on May 14: SEC
Karnataka polls: High-pitched campaigning to conclude today
Thunderstorm kills 8 in UP
"Another Girl We Have Failed": Rahul Gandhi Slams Jharkhand Police On Teen's Rape
BJP rakes up Hublot watch controversy about Siddaramaiah
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump-Kim meeting set to take place on June 12: Pompeo
 Washington, May 23 (PTI) The historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader
Corruption cases result of high treason case instituted against Musharraf: Sharif
For the first time in 226, woman to lead the NYSE
Now, it's India vs Pakistan over Kishanganga project at World Bank
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
 (New Delhi, May 7, 2018): Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likel
Kerala Karshaka Jadha Opens to a Great Beginning / Video
Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
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