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BJP uses lies for political benefit, Congress defends truth: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing Congress leaders at the AICC headquarters on the occasion of the party’s 133rd foundation day, he said, “Today it is distressing to see that the Constitution, the foundation of our country, given to us by the Congress party, given to us by Ambedkar, is under attack."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 29, 2017 3:19 am
Rahul Gandhi, Congress President, Congress Anniversary, Constitution, Anantkumar Hedge, BR Ambedkar, BJP, Indian Express Rahul Gandhi (Express Photo/Renuka Puri)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday launched a fresh attack on the BJP, accusing the ruling party of using lies for political benefit. He also accused the BJP of attacking, both directly and surreptitiously, the Constitution “given to us” by B R Ambedkar. Addressing Congress leaders at the AICC headquarters on the occasion of the party’s 133rd foundation day, he said, “Today it is distressing to see that the Constitution, the foundation of our country, given to us by the Congress party, given to us by Ambedkar, is under attack. It is under attack directly, statements have been made by senior members of the BJP, and it is under attack surreptitiously from the back.”

He made no reference to Union minister Anantkumar Hegde’s comment on amending the Constitution, but said that one of the most important moments in the history of modern India was the day it got its Constitution. “The day we decided that every single Indian, regardless of colour, caste, religion, is going to have the same importance, the same rights, the same ability to make a future,” he said.

Rahul said it is the duty of the Congress and every single Indian to defend the Constitution and the right of every single Indian and their future. “So, the Congress party commits itself to always defend the truth, to accepting the truth whether it is about our past, whether it is about our present and acting on the truth. And for all Congress workers, this is really the fight,” he said.

The central idea of the Congress, he said, “is the truth. We accept the truth, we work with the truth, we fight for the truth.” He added, “What is happening today in our country is a web of deceit. The BJP operates on the basic idea that a lie can be used for political benefit and this is the difference between us and them. We might suffer, we might not do well, we might even lose, but we will not give up the truth and we will defend the truth and that is the difference between the Congress party and them.”

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  1. Sankaran Krishnan
    Dec 29, 2017 at 8:04 am
    The "REAL" truth is Congress is thrown out from across the Nation because of their total failure and the way they defended the Cons ution and we all knew very well how congress misused the Cons ution and it seems he had never gone through the History of Congress and that of the Cons ution apart from the respect given to B R Ambedkar. It seems pappu Rahul will never learn things and always behaves like an "Illeterate" leader who occupied the post of Congress Party President by default but not earned the post through his hard work which is full of lies and failures so far and he never intend to learn from the mistakes and hope he will fulfil the expectations of the citizens of this country of Congress Mukht under his regime at the party !!!
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    1. Ajit Kumar Das
      Dec 29, 2017 at 5:51 pm
      What is your priority? Do you want a 'Congress-mukt' or poverty, illiteracy, intolerance- mukt Bharat? And which party can achieve this goal? Any g idea?
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