Rahul slams BJP, says party wants to vest power in one person

BJP speaks of corruption but when their CM goes to jail in Karnataka, they don't see corruption Rahul said.

Aurangabad | Updated: March 5, 2014 8:21 pm

In a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the BJP wants to vest power in the hands of “one person”, and asserted that his party will drive out BJP like it forced out Britishers from India.

“It is not one person but crores of people who run the country. We want to empower you but BJP wants to hand over power to one man,” Rahul said, addressing a public rally here.

”BJP leaders who call themselves Hindu haven’t read the Gita. Had they opened it, they would have realised that Congress party is not just an organisation but an ideology and no one can touch it,” he said.

“Those who tried to erase that ideology were driven out of the country. It was not the Congress but its ideology which defeated the British. The way Congress drove Britishers out with love, in the same way, Congress will drive out BJP,” he said.

The Congress leader also launched a veiled attack on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying “in Gujarat, three corrupt ministers are sitting in the Cabinet but their leader doesn’t see corruption.”

“They (BJP) speak of corruption but when their CM goes to jail in Karnataka, they don’t see corruption,” Rahul said.

“It was BJP which tired to stall the Lokpal Bill,” he said.

“During the UPA regime, the number of roads built was three times bigger than during the NDA regime,” Rahul said, speaking of the achievements of the Congress-led government at the Centre. “Our opponents do not know India’s history,” he said.

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First Published on: March 5, 2014 4:46 pm
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    Balan
    Mar 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm
    Look who is talking? The scion of the family that single handedly ran and ruined this country.
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      Raj Sharma
      Mar 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm
      Ha, ha! Rahul and his mother are such model for a democratically run party where the power is totally diffused and merit determines who the leaders in the party are. There is keen compeion for the top position and elections decide who the party president is. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! ROFL.
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        Vijay Ranade
        Mar 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm
        Of all the leaders at least Rahulji should not attack BJP on corruption. His own party has brought disgrace.
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          Aashi Saxena
          Mar 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm
          Rahul hi's seriousness for change in system is noteworthy. Certainly, he is not working for short term electoral gains. He is readying himself for long term battle for change in system.
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            Kush Arora
            Mar 5, 2014 at 12:13 pm
            congress vice president Rahul hi is has nothing to loose in the coming elections.He has set long term agenda not for only congress party but also for the entire nation.
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              Lily Khanna
              Mar 5, 2014 at 12:12 pm
              Rahul hi has been a great inspiration for the youth of our country.” Still "Rahul hi is the person who stood for creating the group and uplifting UPA from roots. He has been migrating from states to states to know about problems of people. Such are the qualities of leader.he is not power greedy like modi..
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