Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the PM believes he can run the country on his own. He also alleged that the BJP does not believe in the democratic processes although it participates in the elections.
“The Prime Minister thinks he can run the country single-handedly and he deeply believes in that. This can never happen. This country will be run by its people. And the poor of the country will give direction to this country,” Rahul said addressing an Youth Congress event hours after he led protests against the government in Parliament.
Rahul said the BJP does not believe in democratic processes. “Our opponents does not believe in democratic process. They do fight elections but they believe the democratic process is useless. Today, when (Mallikarjun) Kharge was speaking in Lok Sabha, his microphone was switched off… During our time, we never did that. The Opposition was allowed to speak and put across their view points,” he said.
Addressing the Youth Congress alumni meet, attended by all past national and state presidents and office bearers, Rahul said the Congress had made a come back after the defeats in 1977 and 1989.
Rahul made a strong pitch for a bigger political role for youths. “You are the testimony of Youth Congress’s struggle. My job is to get Youth Congress leaders into the parent Congress,” he added.