“There is a General Atmosphere of Intimidation in India”: Rahul Gandhi

“There is a very very aggressive and organised attack on the system and on the judiciary,” Rahul Gandhi said.


Continuing his attack spree on the ruling BJP and Prime Minister Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the “politics of division” is being played out in India. Rahul Gandhi who is on three days Singapore –Malaysia tour was speaking at the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy which is also a part of Singapore University.

Training guns at BJP Gandhi said that there is an atmosphere of intimidation brewing in the country. He said that since the BJP came to power, the institutional structure of India is facing major challenges. He further added that if one were to ask him what he is proud of India, he would say it is the pluralistic idea. “It is the idea that Indian people can say what they want, can eat anything they want and do anything they want to do,” Rahul Gandhi asserted adding that this is being challenged now.

Rahul Gandhi even said that there is general fear in the minds of the businessman as well as media fraternity. “There is a very very aggressive and organised attack on the system and on the judiciary,” Rahul said. Addressing the audience present he also spoke about the unprecedented event when four Supreme Court judges had come in front of media and had said that there is organizational mismanagement in the judiciary.

He also spoke about the case of mysterious death of Judge Loya who was in charge of Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case in which BJP National president and now a Rajyasabha MP Amit Shah was accused. Rahul said, “I don’t know if you are aware of the nuances but the comments they (judges) were making centred around the case of (BJP president) Amit Shah.”

Pointing out at the growing violence in the country Rahul said, “Not only in India, but even in other places there is politics of division is being played. The people are divided and their anger is used to win the election.” He also said that he considers the growing violence and anger in India as a syndrome.

Lashing out at Prime minister Narendra Modi he said a very nasty politics is being played to win the election. Calling Narendra Modi an autocrat, Rahul Gandhi accused him of controlling the lawmaking, the UP police and the Haryana police as well.

Spelling out Congress’ agenda in next Lok Sabha election, Rahul Gandhi said that his party will fight such politics and win the next election. Rahul Gandhi promised, “Very soon you will see an India where everybody is loved, respected and taken along.”

Slamming BJP’s Kashmir Policy, he said that BJP destroyed years of efforts by Congress’ to bring peace in the valley. He said, “BJP’s policy is of Kashmir is episodic rather than strategic.”

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