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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    Pat
    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.
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      Harikrishnan
      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?
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        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.
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          andy
          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.
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            venky123
            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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              din
              Mar 13, 2016 at 7:11 pm
              Raul i is fata disaster to India, who in right mind ever would cast a single vote for him, and his stubbornness to become India’s Prime minister is not like mummy falling in to give a toy, how strange and selfish atude of Sonya to put w country at greatest risk just because meritless child has asked to make him Princess of India. Holding such mind-set by any party is clearly indicating fluke politicians using democracy to achieve their other goals, biggest jock worthy of entering in Guinness book of record (hope Raul do not think it is to get him drunk by stout)“INDIA’S REAL ENEMY IS NOT STAN OR OUR LUCK BUT CONGRESS AND SOME MEDIA LIKE NDTV DELIBERATELY MISLEADING THE COUNTRY AND ITS NAIVE CITIZEN”
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                din
                Mar 8, 2016 at 3:20 pm
                HIS MOTHER and G Maa LOOTED them for 50 years will he give back their money AND LAND - Rahul , hai hai hai, Rahul - juthaa
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                  din
                  Mar 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm
                  Who made them poor and kept them poor since independence of this country ? Rahool is not pouring salt on poor’s BUT acid. HE IS CURSE ON INDIA AND HIS SICK OBSESSION AND JEALOUSY TO BECOME INDIAS STUPID PM IS intolerable. HE is using naive citizens and poor people of the land Ashamed on him, shameless brute atudes
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                    IslamForFoools
                    Mar 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm
                    yes attack him, as he said and finish this matter for once and all
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                      George Lo
                      Mar 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm
                      What a joke the Yuvraj of the Mafia party takes credit for tax roll-back and plays the hero and the victim at the same time. He is now fighting for the poor who are poor today owing to the corrupt and inefficient rule of the Congress during the last 60 years. Since the Congress is out so are the headlines on scams!
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                        J N
                        Mar 7, 2016 at 5:38 pm
                        Rahul hi ji and Sonia hi ji sucked the Blood of the Poors, created more poverty and bent upon trying to create poverty,but their every obnoxious discipline fails Like MAfia of USA and Italy keeps on attacking Hon Modi to divert his attention and tom waste his precious time -even minutes that Hon Modi can use for the Excellence of India gt; May I know who acts like Criminals . indians,my brothers and sisters try to understand How British were able to Rule India.How the East India company looted India. Because there were people Like Sonia hi and Rahul hi ,with non stop betrayal to own country They were Indians Think and pray God and before sleep , when you sare neither sleep or awake Pray God to give me true Knowledge about Sonia hi and Rahul hi after about 20 days God will come to enlighten your mind about the truth
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                          George Cruz
                          Mar 8, 2016 at 12:13 am
                          This dynastic leader the Rahul hi has turned into big liar and a hypocrite because the congress party is and has been exploiting the poor for their political gain and never has helped them. . Rahul hi is a foreign national, never bothered to learn India's culture/history other than looting the country, never bothered to help the poor, falsely think that India is ancestral property, out there supporting the Kashmir separatists Islamic Jihadists and another division of the country.
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                            kamath Ramesh
                            Mar 8, 2016 at 11:23 am
                            Rahul has learnt the gimmick of Kejri. Cry victim. This is the man who has been attacking PM, BJP and RSS wherever he goes. He ridiculed PM, make in India project and its b, he ridiculed all projects and wished it would never come above the ground. Nation understands his tricks.
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                              kcravindran
                              Mar 8, 2016 at 8:26 am
                              Hero worship was the main reason how congress got chances after chances enabling it to be in power for long. When the people who are really economically backward realize that they were being be-fooled the fate changes like the congress inTN a party which was loved and respected is now lives like parasites. The DMK and AIADMK and almost all the parties in TN would stand to face the same fate if there is no real democratic atmosphere inside their respective parties.
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                                KS KUMAR
                                Mar 8, 2016 at 3:55 am
                                He talks about poor people. When Mallya did not pay ries to his employees for months together what did he do. He was silent. Presume that he and his party received kick-backs from Mallya for granting loans through PSU banks. Why he does not say a single word for the bad loans disbursed during UPA tenure. May be because sons of leaders like him and Karti are beneficiaries of these.
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                                  madan gupta
                                  Mar 8, 2016 at 12:09 am
                                  अडवानी की तरह राहुल भी जबरदस्ती प्रधान मंत्री बनना चाहता है. अडवानी की तरह इसने भी बीजेपी और मोदी का जीना मुश्किल कर रखा है. अडवानी ने तो शत्रु को मोदी के पीछे लगा रखा है. शाह भी चुप है. किसी की हिम्मत नहीं जो उस को हटा सके. यह काम 3 साल तक चले गा या उसको मंत्री बना दिया जाये. तो बाकि लोगों को भी बनया जाया जो की बीजेपी के अधिक वफादार हैं. शत्रु तो बीजेपी का शत्रु हो गया. अब अमिताभ को राष्ट्रपति बनाने की बात करता है. यानि पूरे देश उसके मुताबिक काम करे.
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                                    praeep sampat
                                    Mar 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm
                                    IF YOUR PARTY HAD CARED FOR POOR DURING LAST 60 YEARS THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY POOR PEOPLE IN INDIA, HYPOCRITES
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                                      g
                                      Mar 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm
                                      What a liar! Rahul, Sonia and Priyanka together occupy more square meter area of government housing than even the President of the country. ------Rahul's brother-in-law sucked the blood out of poor people and got sweet-heart real estate deals and his sister Priyanka has dream cottage in Shimla built out of ordinary people's blood and labour. Rahul has got everything free without working a single day. He and his mother stands outside the parliament and ridicule the Lok Sabha without contributing any work for free housing and free food that he has enjo for 50 years of his life.
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                                        RAJIBABA
                                        Mar 10, 2016 at 12:36 am
                                        HARIKRISHNAN THATS WHY MAFIA QUEEN AND PAPU GOES TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO COUNT THEIR BANK BALANCE
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                                          RAJIBABA
                                          Mar 10, 2016 at 12:32 am
                                          WHEN UPA GOVT WAS IN POWER PAPU KEPT HIS MOUTH SHUT ALL THE TIME BUT NOW PUBLIC KNOWS HOW STUPID PAPU TALKS
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                                            Raj Patil
                                            Mar 8, 2016 at 3:19 am
                                            POLITICAL COMEDIAN OF THE CENTURY. THIS IS A POLITICAL PARTY OR FAMILY PARTY? WHY NO KHANGRESSMAN CAN TALK ABOUT HIM? WHY NO OTHER THAN SINGLE FAMILY PERSON BECOME HEAD OF THE PARTY? IS THAT TO DO WITH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FUNDS WITH THEM?
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