Rahul Gandhi

RaGa's Journey


2004

Entry In Politics

In 2004, RaGa 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 and became MP in his successful first attempt.

2007

Youth politics

RaGa was appointed General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee on 24 September 2007 in a reshuffle of the party secretariat. In the same reshuffle, he was also given charge of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India.

2009

2009 Lok Sabha elections

RaGa retained his Amethi seat by defeating his nearest rival by a margin of over 370,000 votes. RaGa was credited with the Congress revival in Uttar Pradesh where they won 21 out of the total 80 Lok Sabha seats.

2010

Women's rights

RaGa has pushed for the empowerment of women. He backed the Women's Reservation Bill which would allow 33% reservation of all Lok Sabha and state legislative assembly seats for women. This bill passed the Rajya Sabha on 9 March 2010.

2013

Vice President of All India Congress Committee

RaGa was elevated to the position of the vice-president of the party in January 2013.

2014

Indian general election, 2014

RaGa contested the Indian general election, 2014 from his constituency, Amethi and led the election campaign of the Indian National Congress. RaGa held the Amethi seat by defeating his nearest rival, BJP's Smriti Irani, by a margin of 107,000 votes.

2017

President, All India Congress Committee

RaGa took over as the President of Congress Party in Decemeber 2017.