Rahul takes on BJP over religious visits

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Oct 2018 12:09:01


Staff Reporter,

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took on BJP for taking pot-shot on his visits to religious places, including temples, by saying that when PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah visit temples then there is no problem, but when he, Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia visit temples then lot of hue and cry is done.

“Whether temples are property of PM Modi and Amit Shah,” fumed Rahul Gandhi. He was interacting with select mediapersons in Indore on Tuesday morning. Moreover, he told that if he wants to go there (temples) then who they are to give certificate to him. Trying to corner BJP, he told that it is since 2004 that he is visiting various religious places such as temples, gurudwara, churches etc but it is during his visit to temples in Gujarat elections that BJP has gone after him. Answering to a question, he said that he is not a Hinduwadi leader rather he is leader of every caste, religion and most importantly, he is a nationalist.

He added that alliance of BJP with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir opened a window to Pakistan and now it is taking the advantage. “Pakistan will disturb India and our work is to protect country,” he underlined. Clamouring for simplification of Goods and Services Tax, he told that “Our government lost election in 2014 and it failed to live up to the expectations and committed mistakes….”. He also criticised Prime Minister by telling that he does not take decision by going in details. PM took demonetisation decision in a haste. He once again raked up Rafale fighter jet purchase issue by telling that CBI chief was removed at 2 in the night as inquiry into Rafale issue was about to start. Replying to a question over Sabrimala issue, he said that in his personal opinion women are equal to men but Sabrimala issue is emotional one.

Though he has different view but he submits to the party as it represents Kerala. Talking about Madhya Pradesh, he said there is no dearth of money in Madhya Pradesh but main issue is employment in State. Farmers are cut off from world and urban economy. Farmers need to be connected with urban economy and farmers need to be construed as assets. In this context, he underlined the need of food processing plans.

He added that petrol price has crashed all over world, but it has increased in India. He questioned where the difference money is going?