Rahul Gandhi Saharanpur visit highlights: ‘Dalits, other minorities being oppressed in the country, govt spreading fear’

Rahul Gandhi Saharanpur visit highlights: ADG (Law and Order) Aditya Misra had earlier said the police requested Gandhi to cancel his visit as it wanted to avoid any "confusion and provocation".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 27, 2017 5:01 pm
Saharanpur, Rahul Gandhi saharanpur, Rahul Gandhi in saharanpur, Rahul Gandhi Saharanpur visit, Saharanpur violence, Rahul Gandhi Saharanpur visit highlights: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi reached Saharanpur with Ghulam Nabi Azad, and Raj Babbar today (Source: ANI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi reached strife-torn Saharanpur on Saturday along with senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Raj Babbar, even as ADG (Law and Order) Aditya Mishra said earlier in the day that he will be stopped at Saharanpur border if he tries to enter the district. The police did try to stop the Congress vice-president but the latter adamantly reached the clash-affected area to take stock of the situation. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi addressed a short press conference, where he took on the Modi government for oppressing minorities. He said he will be going back because the administration has requested him, but will be shown around the villages once the situation improves.

Rahul Gandhi Saharanpur visit highlights: 

4:00 pm: In J&K when there’s peace, India stands to gain, but when there’s violence, Pakistan stands to gain, says R Gandhi.

3:50 pm: Govt has failed on law and order in UP. Everybody in country who is not powerful is scared and this is not the way to run a country: R Gandhi

3:45 pm: The administration has requested me so I will be going back, but they have said they will take me to villages once the situation improves, says Rahul.

3:35 pm: Everybody in the country who is not powerful is scared and this is not the way to run a country, says Rahul.

3:32 pm: The government only listens to suit-boot type people, not poor, says Rahul Gandhi.

3:31 pm: The national government is spreading fear across the country. Dalits are being oppressed. This is not only in Saharanpur but all over India, Rohit Vemula was oppressed and everyday crores of people are being oppressed: Rahul

3:10 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi in Saharanpur, along with Ghulam Nabi Azad and Raj Babbar.

3:09 pm: After meeting the locals, Rahul could be seen engaged in an altercation with the police force where he questioned them as to on what grounds he was not allowed to enter Saharanpur.

3:05 pm: Don’t say that you could have stopped me at the border: Rahul Gandhi to Police

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  1. Subspan Raman
    May 27, 2017 at 4:58 pm
    the sh-it stirrer defied a ban on his visit for a photo-op.
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      vv
      May 27, 2017 at 4:57 pm
      All congress can do is divide the nation Shame on these Bastar..d..s
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        Kumarpushp
        May 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm
        Rahul or congress if want to improve Dalit lives then give Dalits separate electorate rights where Dalits can choose there own candidates not any Hindu Bu m lic kers Dalit MPS and MLAS.
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          vv
          May 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm
          Wave up and come out of your Dalit cacoon. Be Indian first any other country you would not get any reservation benefits or special candidates.Jis Thali mein khate ho use me thukte ho.
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            Kumarpushp
            May 27, 2017 at 7:35 pm
            No where people are denied water or sham San or beef .novehere people have RSS, vajra get dal , Hindu wahni . No where people are drinking C ow mutra 120?million Dalits should join with 130 million muslims to give two fingers to Yogi and Modi government
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          2. Subspan Raman
            May 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm
            Then you need a separate country or state also? Learn to integrate with others. If you keep isolating yourselves and your leaders keep fattening themselves. you have no else to blame
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          3. Anjam Desi
            May 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm
            When does Rahul ever want to minimize tensions and improve relations between communities? His party thrives on fear mongering and keeping people impoverished so they create the aura of rulers. Congress has never wanted to uplift Dalits - just keep giving them Rs 2 per kilo rice and dal. And yes distribute cash during elections for votes purchase.
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              A. M.
              May 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm
              At least Dalits and Muslims are living without fear under Congress unlike the feku govt where only the saffron goons thrive
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              Rmitta
              May 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm
              The team should have reached out to Kashmir for Sabzar Bhat kil . At least Mani Iyer is not alone.
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