Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming he will be “thrown” out of power by a “storm” created by the voices of the poor, Dalits, farmers and workers in the country.
He said the people of the country understood the current situation in the country and the Congress and its frontal organisations have a job to remind them that they need not fear any force but challenge it.
“A voice of poor, Dalits, farmers and workers will be heard in the country. It will gather momentum gradually and turn into a storm that will throw Narendra Modi out of Prime Minister’s residence,” Gandhi said addressing partymen at the ‘Halla Bol’ protest at Jantar Mantar.
The SC/ST department of the Congress organised the protest against alleged atrocities on Dalits.
“Our job is to remind people of India what Baba Saheb and Mahatma Gandhi said. They said ‘do not be afraid of anyone’. These cowards and hollow people will run away, the day country starts fighting them. It is job of Congress, SC/ST department, Youth Congress and NSUI to remind people of India that they can challenge any force without fearing it,” Gandhi said.
He claimed that the Constitution is under attack from all sides in the country. “We are not allowed to speak in Parliament if we raise the issues of farmers, Dalits, backward classes and women,” Gandhi alleged.
“For the first time in the history of the country, Parliamentarians were beaten and shoved in the Rajya Sabha,” he alleged further.
The Congress leader attacked the prime minister, alleging he committed “atrocities” on farmers and destroyed the small and medium businesses in the country by demonetisation and GST.
“During the coronavirus pandemic, we demanded that people should be directly provided money and small and medium businesses needed to be helped. But, Narendra Modi gave money to his four-five industrialist friends and others got nothing,” he alleged.
The protest was also attended by many senior Congress leaders including P. Chidambaram, K.C. Venugopal, Nitin Raut, Sushmita Dev and Delhi unit president Anil Kumar.