Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress president, has said that Rahul Gandhi is taking out the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra (BJNY) under adverse conditions to save the country’s democracy and constitution. He also said that if this struggle fails, people will suffer under the Modi government.
Thanking Gandhi on behalf of the Congress, Kharge said that his decision to take out the Yatra was perhaps the biggest step taken by any leader in the party so far.
Speaking at the ‘Nyay Sankalp Sammelan’ rally in East Delhi, Kharge said that Rahul is seeking justice for all including youth, women, farmers and poor people. Despite such adverse situations and cold conditions, he is taking out the Yatra. He is fighting against the atrocities of the BJP government.
Kharge said, “This fight is to save democracy and the constitution of the country. If you fail to support the Congress in this fight, you will become a slave of Modi.”
The Congress president, in a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, charged him with not fulfilling his promises to provide jobs to the youth and recover black money generated in the country.
Kharge said, “What is Modi’s guarantee? His guarantee is not fulfilling promises.” He also accused the prime minister of trying to “impose his views on the country and punishing everyone for gaining power.”
He said further, “Our fight is against the RSS and BJP. They want to finish the country and alienate the poor. Congress will have to go to every household to create awareness against BJP’s divisive policy.”
Kharge alleged that anyone in the country, including the Congressmen who talk sense, are slapped with FIRs. He also said that the BJP wanted to “scare” both the opposition parties and the people of the country in order to continue to occupy power.
Kharge said the BJP tried to form governments in some states by framing and booking the MLAs of opposition parties ruling there and also claimed that 4111 legislators of opposition parties have been booked and sent to jail.
In Jharkhand, he said, the BJP tried to break off opposition MLAs but the tribal legislators of the RJD and Congress remained resolute to resist such a move and the alliance government was formed again.
Lashing out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for quitting the Mahagathbandhan alliance, Kharge said, “He used to talk a lot about socialism but turned out to be Paltu Kumar.”
Kharge called upon the leaders and workers of Delhi Congress to focus on booth-level activities and appoint party workers who were diligent and proactive to ensure that there were no irregularities during polling of votes.
The Congress president said that if the Congress wind in Delhi, it will win the Lok Sabha election in the country. He added that it is yet to be seen how many seats Congress gets to contest for the Lok Sabha polls and urged party workers to visit every household and work hard in every constituency.