Rahul targets Modi for divisive politics

Congress does not give orders, that is done by the BJP: Rahul Gandhi.

New Delhi | Updated: February 25, 2014 1:06 am

Targeting Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday referred to Gujarat government freezing ownership of land of farmers from other states to claim the BJP plays divisive politics to gain electoral mileage. He said the BJP believes in vesting all powers in one man while the Congress wanted power to trickle down to people.

A day after Modi told a public meeting in Punjab that he will ensure no Sikh farmer will go out of Gujarat, Rahul spoke about the plight of farmers in Kutch after the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Rahul, during an interactive session with farmers in Gannaur in Haryana, said farmers in Kutch “were crying” when they met him.

“All of a sudden, insiders became outsiders. They asked me are we Indians or outsiders…This is the difference between BJP and the Congress. For us, everyone is an insider, be it Hindu, Muslim or Sikh and from whichever caste. Even Indians living in the US are insiders… A ‘UP wallah’ is an outsider in Maharashtra, a Sikh in Gujarat is an outsider, someone from Haryana in is an outsider in Punjab…This is their politics and this is the difference between between them and us,” he said.

Reaching out to the farming community, Rahul cited green revolution and nationalisation of banks in the 1960s and the farm loan waiver and Land Acquisition Act of the recent times and argued that the Congress helped farmers. Talking about UPA government’s rights-based initiatives, he said the Congress would bring in right to healthcare, for farmers and the poor, if voted back to power.

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    Harman Ahuja
    Feb 25, 2014 at 9:30 am
    Congress has always came in support of the empowerment of people. They have provided equal rights to everyone and have given equal power to everyone
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      nilesh jala
      Mar 1, 2014 at 10:12 am
      “ To be honest, Rahul hi is on the same path. Hisleadership qualities amaze me as his lovefor the poor people has been impressive.”
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        nilesh jala
        Mar 1, 2014 at 10:12 am
        “Many leaders say that he is not fit for the politics but Isay that one day the w world will appreciate his work.”
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          nilesh jala
          Mar 1, 2014 at 10:12 am
          “Rahul hi has been a great inspiration for the youth ofour country.”
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            nilesh jala
            Mar 1, 2014 at 10:12 am
            “Rahul hi is doing great work….rahul ji is best leaderof congress but his cousin varun always does bad things….!!”
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              nilesh jala
              Mar 1, 2014 at 10:12 am
              “The efforts he has been putting reminds me of his fatherRajiv hi who has contributed a lot to the country..”
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                Jishna Chauhan
                Feb 25, 2014 at 8:26 am
                Rahul hi is the only politician who has a secular approach towards development. He believes in equality and inclusive development
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                  Namba Madayangala
                  Feb 25, 2014 at 6:25 am
                  Yeah yeah, Raul-ji. Everybody is an insider, according to you. Everybody except you. You are the great "outsider" who will magically create prosperity, security, and peace. You are simply begging us for a single chance to be let in, to become an insider.We feel your pain. It must indeed be difficult being the ONLY outsider in the entire country.
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                    Kairav Singh
                    Feb 25, 2014 at 9:21 am
                    Rahul hi has always come up with good policies and he has always suggested moving from top-down to bottom-up approach and this makes him different from others
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                      kvl
                      Feb 27, 2014 at 8:07 am
                      RAhul is now criticising BJp and Modi. For them all are insiders while Sikh in Gujarat outsider,UP walla an outsider for BJP.but why did he not commenting section of same people (TELUGUS) in one state staying are labelled as settlers in their own capital? can he give explanation to this remark?
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                        alex
                        Feb 26, 2014 at 1:57 am
                        Congress and BJP both think they are above consution and will loot at every opportunity.
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                          Limba Pansara
                          Feb 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm
                          Rahulji you bettre stop commenting against Modiji , whenever he replly youwill have no place hide your face.Modi is a real Hero
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                            Mohan
                            Feb 25, 2014 at 10:24 am
                            Do an essay on RG
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                              Mohan
                              Feb 25, 2014 at 10:29 am
                              In 1946 or so out of 15 CWC 13 had voted for Patel as President of the Congres / PM - they did not vote for Nehru or Jinnah. M K hi manited events to make Patel step aside and literally erect his protege Nehru. In other words Nehru became first PM of India by back door method. So, the great g son may be under the impression that India is their family fiefdom
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                                reena
                                Mar 1, 2014 at 10:40 am
                                “ To be honest, Rahul hi is on the same path. Hisleadership qualities amaze me as his love for the poor people has beenimpressive.”
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                                  reena
                                  Mar 1, 2014 at 10:40 am
                                  “Many leaders say that he is not fit for the politics but Isay that one day the w world will appreciate his work.”
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                                    reena
                                    Mar 1, 2014 at 10:40 am
                                    “Rahul hi has been a great inspiration for the youth ofour country.”
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                                      reena
                                      Mar 1, 2014 at 10:40 am
                                      “Rahul hi is doing great work….rahul ji is best leaderof congress but his cousin varun always does bad things….!!”
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                                        reena
                                        Mar 1, 2014 at 10:40 am
                                        “The efforts he has been putting reminds me of his fatherRajiv hi who has contributed a lot to the country..”
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                                          smita b
                                          Mar 1, 2014 at 10:22 am
                                          "His role being vice president of Congress has beenvery good. He has been working very hard to reach out to the common mes ofthe people."
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                                            smita b
                                            Mar 1, 2014 at 10:22 am
                                            "Rahul hi is the true visionaery leader for india.He should be PM of India in the next election."
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