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Narendra Modi government trying to crush weak and poor, says Rahul Gandhi

"Do as much personal attacks as you want. But don't crush the poor, the weak for whom I speak..." Rahul stressed.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2016 1:17 am
Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi, Bastar Tribals, Chhattisgarh Tribals, Narendra Modi, BJP, Politics, India news, “Country will not benefit by beating and threatening people. You pressurised Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad, here you are pressurising Kanhaiya and our students,” the Congress Vice President told reporters. (Express Photo: Amit Mehra)

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked him in Parliament, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the BJP government of “crushing” the weak and the poor who demand their rights.

“The country will not benefit by threatening and beating people. You crushed Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad and here you are crushing Kanhaiya Kumar and our students. Wherever a poor individual seeks his rights — be it a farmer, Dalit, tribal or small trader — wherever a weak person is raising his voice, the NDA government, Modi government is trying to crush it,” he said.

Rahul met a group of tribals from Chhattisgarh. He said they told him about the atrocities in Bastar and that they were being threatened and crushed.

Linking his meeting with the tribals to the JNU incident and Vemula’s suicide, Rahul said: “Modi and his cabinet ministers are free to take action against me. But spare the poor.”

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The AICC released an article in response to the PM’s remark in the Lok Sabha that some people grow older but their minds do not.

“As one evolves from Chief Minister to Prime Minister, people certainly expect a certain level of maturity, a certain degree of willingness to listen and outgrow the love of one’s own voice. But after two years of unease, unrest and numerous confrontations, people have begun to wonder — how much does he hear — when will he hear,” it read.

Dismissing Rahul’s charge, the BJP said that he believed in shouting “untruth” day after day to make it sound credible.

“These are baseless allegations. This is a case of the pot calling the kettle black,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

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  1. P
    Mar 7, 2016 at 11:18 pm
    I agree with G, Anand Sudan. Since when he started to feel for the poor, during Sonia's rule all she did was loot India for her family, it a loot party for all her congress thieves slaves. This is made to memorize his speeches with no relevance. Even the youth refuse to buy his empty words, traitor anti national, go back to italy. Why don't you return the poor people's ill gotten land and the loot transfered to Italy.
    1. H
      Mar 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm
      Rahul is a real good joker. So the poor were born in India in the last 2 years or Modi have converted the rich in to poor? If not since independence, for whom were you speaking for 10 years during Manmohan's tenure?
      1. Anand Sudan
        Mar 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm
        Rahul, yur party has failed to root out poverty in this country, despite you were in Power in the country for 60 years and yopu still talking about the poor. Why you failed to root out poverty in this country. You are solely responsible. You and your party is responsible for the pathetic plight of the poor in this country.
        1. A
          Mar 8, 2016 at 12:21 pm
          rahul you and your mother crush poor people of india. tell your mother to return all the money in swiss bank accounts and give it to poor people.
          1. v
            Mar 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm
            Guys do you know why Bastar is all of a sudden in NEWS? Coz the locals recently banned all of Christian Missionary activities; this irritated the Evangelical mafia...forcing US govt. to shoot a letter to India to 'address' this issue of 'minorities'....they activated their media cells operating here...hence we see Bastar frequesntly in news
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