Jail me if you want, but the country’s PM is a coward: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | India News

NEW DELHI: Congress on Sunday put up a strident defence of its chief Rahul Gandhi for his disqualification from Lok Sabha, holding a day-long ‘Sankalp Satyagrah’ at Rajghat regardless of the Delhi Police’s prohibition orders and asserted that the vindictive motion was to silence Gandhi from talking the reality.
Taking turns to accuse Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP of operating “scared” of Rahul’s persistent questioning of Modi’s “relationship” with Adani and utilizing the OBC card to deflect consideration from the principle subject, Priyanka Gandhi referred to as the PM a “coward”, whereas get together president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot requested which of the fugitives — Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi or Mehul Choksi — are OBCs.
“File a case in opposition to me and put me in jail too in order for you, however the fact is that the prime minister of this nation is a coward. He’s an conceited coward. He hides behind his energy. However bear in mind that there’s a lengthy custom in our nation that its individuals train the conceited king a lesson,” Priyanka mentioned, accusing BJP of being afraid of being “uncovered”.
She additionally rubbished BJP’s diatribe in opposition to Congress for indulging in “dynastic politics” by invoking Hinduism and Lord Ram.
“BJP talks of ‘Pariwarvaad’. I wish to ask who was Lord Ram? Was he Pariwarvaadi, or had been Pandavas Pariwarvaadi? Ought to we be ashamed as a result of my household fought for the nation? My household has nurtured the democracy of this nation with their blood,” she added.
Kharge, in the meantime, asserted that Rahul Gandhi has been taking on for the rights of frequent individuals in India and requested why the PM and BJP are panicking when Rahul asks questions on fugitives and people defrauding the Indian individuals.
Accusing the PM of utilizing objectionable language in opposition to the Gandhi household and Congress, for which defamation instances ought to be filed in opposition to him, Kharge additionally alleged Modi of equating Indian individuals with “canines”. He was referring to the PM’s remarks throughout a 2013 interview the place he was requested if he regretted the violence in the course of the Godhra riots.
“In Ahmedabad when thosands of individuals died, a journalist requested him if he was unhappy that so many individuals had died. He mentioned he was not the motive force, however whereas sitting within the passenger seat, if the automobile by chance killed a canine, one really feel unhappy. He referred to as individuals canines. And such an individual is now speaking about OBCs. Are Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi, Lalit Modi OBCs? They’ve looted the nation’s cash and fled. These are fugitives. Why does it damage you once we name them out?”, Kharge mentioned.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot additionally stepped as much as counter the BJP’s declare that Congress was anti-OBC.
Asserting his personal and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s OBC roots, Gehlot mentioned he was the lone consultant of the Mali Saini group within the Rajasthan meeting and a three-time CM of Rajasthan, with the backing of the Gandhi household.
“In 2017, when the BJP was dropping the Gujarat elections, Modi ji performed the OBC card in opposition to the Congress. Once more, BJP desires to run a marketing campaign to mislead the OBCs. However regardless of being the only member of my group, I’ve been made CM thrice. Baghel ji can be an OBC. What larger message can there be for the OBC group? Who can declare to have achieved extra for the OBC, SC and ST group than the Congress. For the reason that time of independence,” Gehlot mentioned.
Aside from the nationwide capital, Congress staff additionally launched parallel Sankalp Satyagrah programmes throughout cities with staff protesting in opposition to the BJP motion and courting arrest.

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