Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Congress, BJP spar over Rahul Gandhi's Singapore remark

Congress, BJP spar over Rahul Gandhi's Singapore remark

Indicating that she would be contesting the 2019 polls and play an active role in politics, she made it clear the Congress' new team under Rahul Gandhi would reflect a blend of old and new leaders. "It is up to her and one never knows the future". The former Congress President said: "In the last meeting we had he clearly said that he strongly believes that young people must be brought in but that does not mean ignore senior people who have contributed a lot to the party in all these years".

A Congress leader said there is a lot of anxiety among the regional outfits due to the muscle flexing by the BJP in the aftermath of its electoral successes in the north-east and the initiative by Gandhi would help in keeping the Opposition flock together.

Asked if Rahul's temple visits were aimed at not letting the BJP monopolise the Hindutva movement, she said, "There is a bit of that because we have been pushed into a corner".

That leads on to the concern that lies behind Sonia Gandhi's speech concerning the widespread changes that a Modi government would be able to introduce during a second term of office if the opposition remains weak - maybe even challenging (as she mentioned) the Indian constitution.

"I don't know if you know the details about the comments they (judges) were making but the centre of the issue is the case of (BJP president) Amit Shah". Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991. Did India march to progress, prosperity and greatness just four years ago?

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a direct attack against the Modi government, alleging that freedom of the people was "under systematic and sustained assault" as provocative statements from the ruling establishment were neither random nor accidental but "part of a unsafe design".

Sonia spoke on a wide range of topics, including her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra Gandhi, her own shortcomings and the role of democracy in India, the first time she has opened up since relinquishing the party president post in December past year.

In her speech, Gandhi said that provocative statements from the ruling establishment were neither random nor accidental but "part of a unsafe design". There are shocking atrocities on Dalits and women.

'Our society, our freedom all are now under systematic and sustained assault. Sonia was speaking at the India Today Conclave 2018 when she targeted the Prime Minister of India, stating that the current government has been instrumental in promoting fear and intimidation for silencing the contrary voices, and perspective. "I don't buy the idea that India can't challenge and compete with China in manufacturing", he added. "Is this claim not an insult to the intelligence of our people?" she said.

She stressed that parliamentary majority is being seen as a licence to stifle debate. "We are not allowed to speak in Parliament".

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Asked if she had any suggestions for the Congress and its present chief Rahul Gandhi, she said, 'Our party needs to develop new ways to connect with people.

Continuing her attack on the NDA government, she said judiciary is under turmoil, freedom to differ, eat and marry is under attack and India's social DNA was being re-engineered. She said: "There were certain issues. No, it doesn't, because as soon as one myth is demolished, another takes its place".

"We also need to look at a way of how we project our programmes and policies". "Employment situation is grim, but 7.5 million jobs were supposedly created in 2016".

"This claim was widely debunked".

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