Rahul Gandhi speech LIVE updates: ‘Went to see India after 50’, says Smriti Irani attacking Rahul Gandhi, Congress

Aug 09, 2023 02:31 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi-no confidence motion LIVE: Check out LIVE updates as Congress MP speaks on no-trust motion

Rahul Gandhi No Confidence Motion LIVE: The three-day debate on no-confidence motion set off with a fiery start on Tuesday with Congress MP and deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Gaurav Gogoi initiating the debate on behalf of the INDIA bloc, talked about ‘one India’ and alleged the central government of creating ‘two Manipurs’. 

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani(ANI)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speak for the motion on the second day, after he made a last-minute decision on Tuesday to not initiate the debate. Revanth Reddy and Hibi Eden are other MPs Congress named who will participate in the debate today.

On the first day, a verbal spat between the government and the Opposition alliance was witnessed after Rahul Gandhi made a last-minute decision to not initiate the debate.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Aug 09, 2023 02:31 PM IST

    ‘Has no manners’: BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad on Rahul Gandhi's flying kiss incident

    BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad speaking on Rahul Gandhi said, “He gives a flying kiss. What has happened to Rahul Gandhi? So many women are seated there (in the House). He has no manners. It is very painful...”

  • Aug 09, 2023 02:28 PM IST

    ‘Never before seen such misogynistic behaviour in Parliament’: Smriti Irani

    Union Minister Smriti Irani speaking on Congress MP Rahul Gandhisaid, "Never before has the misogynistic behaviour of a man been so visible in Parliament as what was done by Rahul Gandhi today. When the House of the People, where laws are made to protect the dignity of women, during the course of a session stands witness to a man's misogyny, my question is should he be brought to task? ..."


  • Aug 09, 2023 02:24 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi speaks in Lok Sabha: ‘One mom sitting here, Bharat mata killed in Manipur'

    Rahul Gandhi's much-awaited speech in the Lok Sabha on the no-confidence motion started at 12.10pm on Wednesday in which the Wayanad MP thanked Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for reinstating him as the member of the Lok Sabha, and also apologised for his last speech in which he mentioned Adani. “In my last speech in the House, I spoke about Adani. I might have hurt many people. So I apologise…today I want to tell my friends in the BJP that there is no reason to be scared today as my main speech will not be around Adani. Yes, I will obviously throw some brickbats,” Rahul Gandhi said.

    This is Rahul Gandhi's first speech after he got back his Lok Sabha membership following the Supreme Court's stay of his conviction in the 2019 Modi surname case.

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  • Aug 09, 2023 01:43 PM IST

    ‘Key will not go to Rahul Gandhi’s mother': Smriti Irani

    "He went to see the country after being a 50 year old. The one who did not have policy, intention or love for the country, who did not stand for Hindus, Sikhs, women, youth, farmers, I want to say to them, those who are dedicated, India will support them in 2024."

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:34 PM IST

    Smriti Irani draws Adani connection with Congress; ‘I have photo evidence too’

    "If Adani is so bad what is Rahul Gandhi's jeeja jee (brother-in-law) doing with him," she said, adding, "I have a photo evidence too."

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:31 PM IST

    On ‘NewsClick-China links’, Smriti Irani says ‘they never demanded investigation’

    "They never demanded any investigation. Congress' stand is expunge what Nishikant Dubey said….He asked for proof from Indian army. Why? Some people must have asked him to, especially from the media."

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:26 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi allegedly gave ‘flying kiss’ while leaving, Smriti Irani calls him ‘misogynistic’

    "I have a qualm. He misbehaved. Only a misogynistic man can give a flying kiss to female parliamentarians. Representative of the family he comes from…He broadcasted what he and his party feel about women…Such an instance was never witnessed before. This shows what he thinks of women. This is obscene," she said.

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:20 PM IST

    On Opposition's demand for Manipur debate, Smriti Irani says ‘they ran away, we didn’t'

    "Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah & Defence Minister Rajnath Singh repeatedly said that the government is ready to debate on the Manipur issue. The opposition ran away from it, we did not," she said.

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:18 PM IST

    Smriti Irani argues for govt's initiatives favouring girls, women

    Union women and child development minister Smriti Irani, while responding to Rahul Gandhi's no-trust speech, tabled a range of data in favour of government initiatives being run in the country for girls and women. She attacked the Opposition for creating ruckus in the House, and said despite that ‘we will make things better for them (women)’.

  • Aug 09, 2023 01:05 PM IST

    After Rahul's Manipur violence speech, Smriti Irani digs out Congress' history

    From the period of Emergency, Article 370 in Kashmir to Bhilwara rape case, Union minister Smriti Irani digs out Congress' role during its rule.

    "You aren't India because India isn't corrupt, India believes in merit, not dynasty. India believes in merit not in dynasty & today of all the days people like you need to remember what was told to the British - Quit India. Corruption Quit India, Dynasty Quit India. Merit now finds place in India." "They ran away from House when they saw me," talked about Rahul Gandhi, she said.

    "A Kashmiri Pandit named Girija Tikku was gangraped and brutally murdered in Kashmir. When this was shown in a movie, some Congress leaders called it propaganda. The same party leaders are talking about Manipur today"

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:59 PM IST

    Smriti Irani speaks, Rahul leaves for Rajasthan

    Entire country has seen Congress leaders clapping, thumping desk when Rahul Gandhi spoke of murder of India: Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha

    You aren't India because India isn't corrupt, India believes in merit, not dynasty: Smriti Irani

    As the Union minister spoke, Rahul Gandhi left for Rajasthan.

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:53 PM IST

    Smriti Irani raises to respond after Rahul Gandhi

    As Union minister Smriti Irani raised to address the House in response to Rahul Gandhi, MPs from both sides raise ‘Modi-Modi’ and ‘INDIA-INDIA’ slogans. To this, Irani said ‘You (Opposition) are not INDIA, you define corruption in India.’'

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:46 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi attacks govt, says 'you killed Bharat Mata; Speaker warns him to maintain decorum

    "You are not caretakers of Bharat Mata. You are killers of Bharat Mata. My one mother is sitting here. The other you killed in Manipur. Every day you don't stop violence, you kill my mother. Indian army can bring peace in Manipur in one day but you are not using them. You want our soldiers to die. If PM Modi is not listening to the heart of India, whose voice does he listen to?"

    Amid all this Om Birla to Opposition, " The kind of behaviour you are doing coming to the table, it’s not right. House can’t run like this. Action will be taken against MPs who’ve come to the table."

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:41 PM IST

    What Kiren Rijiju said in between Rahul's speech?

    Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said Rahul Gandhi should apologise. "Congress party is responsible for the militancy in Northeast. They killed northeast," Kiren Rijiju said

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:40 PM IST

    Listening to Rahul Gandhi's address, BJP-NDA MPs demand apology

    ‘Manipur not part of India for PM Modi’, says Rahul during no-trust debate, sparks ruckus in Parliament. Union minister Kiren Rijiju interrupted the speech and demanded apology.

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:35 PM IST

    Congress MP shares story of wailing mother from Manipur

    "In Manipur camps I talked to women, kids, all of which PM Modi has not done till now. I asked a woman, ‘what happened to you’ to which she responded, 'My only son was shot in front of my eyes. I cried all night and laid down with his corpse. I was scared that I left my house and everything I had'. I asked, ‘Did you bring something?’ She said, ‘all I have is the clothes I am wearing and this photo’, which she found after rummaging a bit.

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:33 PM IST

    ‘Manipur parted in two’, says Rahul; BJP recalls Rajasthan

    “I went to Manipur a few days back. Our PM did not. Because for Manipur is not India. I used the word ‘Manipur’ but the truth is it has been divided into two parts. Manipur does not exist anymore,” Rahul Gandhi said. BJP MPs asked about Rajasthan. He said, "I am going today."

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:28 PM IST

    Aa rha hu…’: Rahul respond to NDA MPs on request to talk about the matter at hand

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was sharing anecdotes from the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Meanwhile, NDA MPs urged him to talk about matter at hand. To this, he said ‘I am coming (to the point). Just wait it out a bit’.

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:17 PM IST

    Yatra jari hai…’: Rahul's Bharat Jodo reference during address

    While speaking on no-trust motion, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi shares his experience regarding the flagship Bharat Jodo Yatra. He said the journey has not ended yet and it is still on the run.

  • Aug 09, 2023 12:11 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi thanks Speaker Om Birla for reinstating his MP status

    Rahul Gandhi raised to speak on no-confidence motion. Referring to his speech during the earlier Parliament session, he said Speaker can ‘relax’ now as his address is steering in different direction.


WATCH: Rahul Gandhi stops his car to inquire about accident victim

Published on Aug 09, 2023 02:14 PM IST

On Wednesday, Gandhi delivered his highly anticipated speech, his first since regaining his membership of the Paliament.

Rahul Gandhi at the accident spot at 10 Janpath in Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
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CM Kejriwal thanks Manmohan Singh, Opposition leaders for support on Delhi Bill

Delhi CM hoped for ex-PM's continued support and guidance.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:03 PM IST

Manipur’s Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum delegation meets Amit Shah in Delhi

The four-member ITLF team,, which met Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday, drove down from Churachandpur in Manipur to Mizoram capital Aizwal 350km away to take the flight to Delhi

Kuki women sit on a bench as they guard a checkpoint on a road in Churachandpur district in the northeastern state of Manipur. (REUTERS File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:07 PM IST

Smriti Irani objects to Rahul Gandhi's 'flying kiss' gesture: Only misogynist…

After Smriti Irani's protest, women MPs wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla seeking stringent action against Rahul Gandhi's flying kiss.

Smriti Irani said Rahul Gandhi's gesture while leaving the Lok Sabha was objectionable.
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:20 PM IST

ED conducts raids on premises linked to Haryana MLA Gopal Kanda

Last month, Kanda was acquitted by a Delhi court of abetting the suicide of a former 23-year-old air hostess

The ED has not shared the details of the searches yet. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:31 PM IST

Parliament pays tribute to victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki nuclear bomb attack

In 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9.

Lok Sabha MPs observe a minute's silence as a tribute,(ANI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:24 PM IST

Afternoon brief: Awami League says, ‘No threat to Indo-Bangladesh ties’

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladesh counterpart. (File)(AFP)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 01:18 PM IST

'Even if everything fails, Vikram lander will…' ISRO chief on Chandrayaan-3

ISRO chief made the statement during a talk on ‘Chandrayaan-3: Bharat’s Pride Space Mission’, hosted by the non-profit organisation Disha Bharat.

ISRO chief S Somanath.(File)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 01:16 PM IST

Smriti Irani fires back at Rahul Gandhi: ‘You speak of Bharat Mata’s death?'

For the first time, a member mentioned ‘Bharat Mata ki hatya’ in Parliament and their allies clapped, Smriti Irani said after Rahul Gandhi's speech.

Smriti Irani fires back to Rahul Gandhi: 'Spoke of killing Bharat mata'
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:33 PM IST

Bharat Jodo Yatra still not over: Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

Participating in the no-confidence motion debate, Gandhi also thanked Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for reinstating his membership of the House.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi speaks on the Motion of No-Confidence in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament.(PTI)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 12:45 PM IST

No threat to India-Bangladesh ties from China, Jamaat-e-Islami: Awami League

A delegation of the Awami League of Bangladesh meet Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and said ties between India and Bangladesh will not be affected due to China or Jamaat-e-Islami

Awami League delegation meets BJP leaders in Delhi. (HT Archives)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:44 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha: ‘One mom sitting here, Bharat mata killed in Manipur'

Rahul Gandhi's first speech in the Lok Sabha after his reinstatement as an MP came on Wednesday, the second day of the no-confidence motion debate.

rahul gandhi
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:55 PM IST

‘Went to see India after 50’: Smriti Irani attacks Rahul Gandhi, Congress | LIVE

Rahul Gandhi-no confidence motion LIVE: Check out LIVE updates as Congress MP speaks on no-trust motion

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani(ANI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 02:31 PM IST

ED attaches flat linked to NewsClick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayashta

The federal agency is probing money laundering charges against the news portal NewsClick and is expected to file a charge sheet in the matter

A New York Times report claimed NewsClick was part of a network that received funding from American billionaire Neville Roy Singham. (Twitter)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 11:25 AM IST
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