Rahul Gandhi assails PM; Shah calls him 'failed leader'

Delia Walker
April 26, 2018

"This country belongs to each and every one of us". Even Congress workers were given participant badges bearing Ambedkar's picture with Save the Constitution logo. The Modi govt is crushing Supreme Court, has shut down Parliament.

In a statement hours after Gandhi launched the attack on Narendra Modi, Amit Shah said if there is one political party that has infringed the Constitution in letter and spirit over the years and that is the opposition party.

Modi saw spirituality in the sanitation work done by the Valmiki community, he said, adding, that this was the "mindset" of the prime minister. He can not face me even for 15 minutes.

"Narendra Modi is only interested in Narendra Modi". How does Narendra Modi Ji become the prime minister (again)? When I was in South Africa, they said India guides them.

In a series of counter offensives on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, BJP on Sunday denounced him and his party for allegedly destroying country's institutions saying' save the Constitution' campaign by the Opposition party is an exercise to save the dynasty which has been rejected by the people. "In cleaning toilets there's spirituality (for others, according to Modi), but Modi gets spirituality only from being PM", said Gandhi.

On the developing discourse over the silence of the Prime Minister, Rahul said, "Whenever a Dalit looks at PM Modi, he or she knows that there is no place in for them. Now, the new slogan is only Beti Bachao and Bacho from BJP MLAs", said the Congress President referring to Uttar Pradesh's Unnao rape case where a BJP MLA is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl.

Gandhi's challenge received a strong response from the BJP and party spokesperson Sambit Patra hit out at the Congress President saying, "A person who can not write two lines without looking into a mobile phone, wants to speak for 15 minutes".

"Modi hatred" is fast turning into "India hatred", he said apparently in response to Rahul's sharp criticism of Prime Minister.

The media, he added, will speak up in the next two or three months. "No matter how much effort BJP puts in we will not allow them to toxicate the Constitution", he asserted. Rahul asserted that important issues related to women safety, Dalit protection and the welfare of the poor has been completely neglected by the Modi-led central government.

The previous governments were indulging in corruption, he alleged as he lauded the Modi government.

And the result is that the institution that protects the weaker people in India, the instruments that protect the weaker people in India, whether it is SC/ST Atrocities Act, are being eroded and weakened.

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