Rahul Gandhi at Congress convention: BJP believes in ideology of fear, ‘daro mat’ my party with you

"I found Congress symbol in Shiv ji, Gurunanak, Buddha, Mahavir's pictures. I asked Karan Singh ji what does it mean? He said 'daro mat'," said Gandhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2017 6:29 pm
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Attacking the Modi government over its policies and decision, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Centre is trying scare people but his party stands with them and they don’t need to fear. Speaking at Congress convention at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, Gandhi said his party’s symbol (hand) is omnipresent in every religion and it signifies that people of any religion should not fear the government as Congress is with them.

“I found Congress symbol in Shiv ji, Gurunanak, Buddha, Mahavir’s pictures. I asked Karan Singh ji what does it mean? He said ‘daro mat’ sachhayi ka saamna karo’,” said Gandhi adding, “Congress philosophy says ‘daro mat’, and the other philosophy says ‘daro aur darao'”.

 

“Policies introduced by the Congress have helped the people of this country to be fearless,” Gandhi said. “But what has (Prime Minister Narendra) Modiji done? He has made farmers of the country fear and also said that I shall snatch your land if you don’t listen to me,” Gandhi said, referring to the land acquisition act.

“If there is any natural calamity then also the government won’t give any compensation to farmers. If any tribal man stands and says that it is my land, forest or home, he is shot dead,” Gandhi alleged.

“Whether it is Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, wherever they go they spread fear,” the Congress leader said, referring to the BJP-ruled states. “It is a clash between two philosophies. Congress says ‘daro mat’ (don’t fear), BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) says ‘daro aur darao’ (create fear and frighten),” Gandhi said, adding, “wherever we (Congress) go we spread the message of fearlessness”.

Taking a dig at the prime minister, Gandhi said, “Modi ji ne kya kiya? kaha ki mera naam Narendra Modi hai aur mai tumse tumhari (farmers) zameen chheen sakta hoon. I told them daro mat. Ye desh akalmand desh hai, angrezon ko bhagaya hai. Chaand tak mission bhej diya hai. (What did Modi do? He said My Name is Narendra Modi and I can snatch your land. This is a country of intelligent people. We have thrown Britishers out of the country. Sent mission on mood, we won’t be fooled by Modiji)”

Hitting out at Modi’s demonetisation policy, Gandhi said, “Crores of people were standing in lines, did you find any corrupt person there? The corrupt ones were at the bank’s backdoor.” He also recited an old song featuring Amitabh Bachchan to describe the demonetisation policy. “Ram naam japna, gareeb ka maal apna- ye philosophy hai suit-boot ki sarkar ki; isi se aapko ladna hai,” said Gandhi.

He also woed that his party will save the country from the hatred being spread by the RSS and the BJP government. “RSS aur BJP desh ko barbaad kar rahi hain, nafrat faila kar, DeMonetisation implement karke desh ko barbaad kar rahe hain. Hum aapko bachaynegy (RSS and BJP is destroying the social fabric of this country by spreading hatred, by implementing demonetisation. But Congress will rescue this country),” said Gandhi.

Congress Party’s Jan Vedna Sammelan was called to highlight the ‘misfortunes’ caused to the people of India due to the demonetisation move by Prime Minister Modi on November 8 last year.

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First Published on: January 11, 2017 4:55 pm
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    Abhinav Gour
    Jan 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Is he telling the dishonest not to fear
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      Ash
      Jan 11, 2017 at 3:58 pm
      Aren't Christians allowed in this country?If so PM should say so,and not u.
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        Ash
        Jan 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm
        No argument .Too much for u!
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          Ash
          Jan 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm
          Wish u weren't so childish.
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            Bhola
            Jan 11, 2017 at 3:12 pm
            CONGRESS KA HAATH lt;br/gt;CORRUPTION KE SAATH
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              Blah Blah
              Jan 11, 2017 at 2:22 pm
              "hi said his party's symbol (hand) is omnipresent in every religion and it signifies that people of any religion should not fear the government as Congress is with them".. Why Bring Religion into Politics, he should be booked, same old Vote bank Politics..dud fella.
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                Blah Blah
                Jan 11, 2017 at 2:22 pm
                Well said
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                  Kumar
                  Jan 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm
                  Haso mat..... For his jokes.....
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                    CloudCompiance.in
                    Jan 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm
                    After listening to his speech every time i feel that some on from Congress itself is planning a Conspiracy against Raga by writing his speeches. Also does Congress dont have any senior leader to head over the Congress Party, is it necessary to run the party by hi's. Kya yeh party desh ke liye hai ya ek family ke liye..I feel petty on Senior Congress leaders sitting behind and listen such funny speech of Raga.
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                      Achal
                      Jan 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm
                      Dear Rahul jilt;br/gt;You have conveniently ignored Islam as the religion of India. They have no icons and hence no hand symbol. Your statement tatamounts to a non secular one.
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                        Surya
                        Jan 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm
                        True. BJP and stooge of Modi are spreading fear. We are in sensitive times.
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                          Alankar
                          Jan 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm
                          People who have belief in secularism, dissent, democratic values, freedom of speech and tolerance need to unite to save India from separatist and communal forces.
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                            ambrosial crap
                            Jan 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm
                            u seems to have a feeling for danda with mirchi !!
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                              Amar
                              Jan 11, 2017 at 4:01 pm
                              It shows their mentality.
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                                Rajesh
                                Jan 11, 2017 at 11:44 am
                                RaGa saying if you are mafia, maoist, terrorists, corrupt then you need not to fear, Congress is ready to save you the way it gave respect to Osama and terming Batla encounter fake.
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                                  Moloy Aich
                                  Jan 11, 2017 at 4:13 pm
                                  They have made out who is who ?
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                                    TMCSPBSP
                                    Jan 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm
                                    Dont bother posting. We have decided to support modi. Because people like you who vote on religious basis has harmed our nation. The more you hate modi the more we will vote for him.
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                                      A A
                                      Jan 11, 2017 at 3:58 pm
                                      Why should someone show thumb down to this comment !!
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                                        Luxman
                                        Jan 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm
                                        They are not for democratic value, freedom of speech ..... Simple.
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                                          chitta
                                          Jan 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm
                                          Antinational!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                                            chitta
                                            Jan 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm
                                            Bhola ke g@@d Danda ke s@@th
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