Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a no-holds-barred assault on the BJP saying he was not scared or intimidated by the saffron get together’s techniques of taking away his MP “tag” or his official residence because the extra the ruling dispensation assaults him, the extra he is aware of he’s on the suitable path.
The Gandhi scion lashed out on the BJP over the “assaults” on him, saying that he was disqualified from the Lok Sabha as “the federal government was very uncomfortable” with the “easy questions” he had requested concerning businessman Gautam Adani and his alleged relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Gandhi, who arrived in Kalpetta space of this border district of Kerala for the primary time after his disqualification because the MP from Wayanad, mentioned the Congress was not scared by the “intimidation, aggression and nastiness” of the BJP, however fairly discovered it “amusing”.
“It’s a battle between two visions of India. The BJP represents one imaginative and prescient and we symbolize one other and we (Congress) usually are not petrified of your (BJP) intimidation, your aggression, your nastiness. The truth is, we discover it fairly amusing,” the Gandhi scion mentioned at a roadshow organised by UDF.
His arrival, alongside along with his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in Kalpetta acquired a rousing welcome from 1000’s of individuals, together with UDF leaders, employees and supporters, who thronged the roadside alongside the route taken by him, atop a truck, to the venue of the roadshow known as ‘Satyameva Jayate’.
Talking on the venue earlier than a crowd the place 1000’s had been gathered, Gandhi mentioned a Member of Parliament was only a “tag” or a publish and taking that away from him won’t scare or intimidate him nor wouldn’t it cease him from representing the individuals of Wayanad.
“Member of Parliament is a tag. It’s a publish. So, the BJP can take away the tag, the publish, the home they usually may even jail me, however they can not cease me from representing the individuals of Wayanad.
“I’m shocked that even after so a few years, the BJP has not understood its opponent. They don’t perceive that their opponent won’t get intimidated. They suppose I’ll get scared by sending police to my home or that I can be disturbed if my home is taken away,” he mentioned.
It would additionally not cease him from asking questions or elevating problems with the individuals of Wayanad and India, he mentioned.
Concerning the central authorities order asking him to vacate his official residence, Gandhi mentioned his sister, who spoke earlier than him on the occasion, didn’t point out that “I used to be truly comfortable they took away my home” as he was not thinking about staying there.
The Congress chief mentioned he discovered from the individuals of Wayanad, a whole lot of whom misplaced their properties in floods within the state, that “take away my house 50 occasions, I’ll proceed to lift the problems of the general public of Wayanad and India”.
Gandhi mentioned he is aware of that what he’s doing is true and that he’s on the right path due to the 24-hour lengthy assaults on him by the BJP.
“I’ve to let you know how I do know what I’m doing is right. I do know that if the BJP is taking away my home, disqualifying me from Parliament, attacking me 24 hours, I’m doing the suitable factor. The extra they assault me, the extra I do know that that is precisely the trail on which I’ve to stroll,” he mentioned, including that he wouldn’t cease, “it doesn’t matter what occurs”.
The explanation for the assaults on him by the BJP was as a result of he requested some “easy questions” in Parliament in regards to the relationship between PM Modi and Adani.
“In spite of everything, what did I do? I went to Parliament and requested the Prime Minister some questions on a businessman. I simply requested him — Mr Narendra Modi, please clarify your relationship with Mr Gautam Adani.
“I saved asking that straightforward query. In my speech in Parliament, I used media reviews to point out that Adani, who was 609th within the record of wealthiest individuals on this planet, grew to become quantity 2. I gave examples of how the Prime Minister himself facilitated this development,” Gandhi mentioned.
The previous Congress president alleged that he confirmed how the defence relationship between Israel and India was reworked, guidelines of Indian airports had been modified and Indian international coverage was used — all to assist Adani.
“I requested a easy query on the connection the PM has with Adani. The PM has not answered this query to date and for the primary time, you noticed how the federal government itself was not letting the Parliament run,” he contended.
Gandhi additional alleged that BJP ministers lied about him in Parliament, however he was not allowed to reply to the identical as permitted underneath the foundations.
When he wrote to the Lok Sabha Speaker concerning the identical and searching for his permission to talk within the Home in response to the allegations, Speaker Om Birla mentioned he had no alternative, Gandhi claimed.
“So all the Parliament home was shut, I used to be not allowed to answer after which on the finish of it, as a result of the federal government was very uncomfortable about the kind of questions I requested and in regards to the points I raised, I used to be faraway from the Parliament.
“Doesn’t matter. This (disqualification) is the largest reward they may have given me,” he mentioned.
He assured the individuals of Wayanad that his disqualification doesn’t imply that his relationship with the individuals there, no matter whether or not they assist Kerala’s ruling LDF or state opposition UDF, would change.
It won’t placed on maintain the assorted initiatives, like use of roads at evening, or dampen points just like the buffer zone within the district, he mentioned.
“Even when I’m not an MP, I’ll be certain this stuff occur in Wayanad,” he mentioned.
“Ultimately, I wish to repeat that my disqualification doesn’t imply something so far as my relationship with you (individuals of Wayanad) is anxious. I promise you this disqualification will solely deepen my relationship with you,” he mentioned on the conclusion of his speech.
Later in a Fb publish, Gandhi mentioned he was “humbled” by the love and affection of the individuals of Wayanad and that their assist has given him the power to tackle the BJP and the RSS “who’re hell-bent on undermining the democratic values of our beloved motherland”.
“They work to additional the vested pursuits of some. We battle to guard the pursuits of crores of our brothers and sisters throughout India,” he mentioned in his publish.
Gandhi was disqualified because the MP from Wayanad final month after being convicted and sentenced in a legal defamation case.
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