The reaction of Rahul Gandhi came hours after the Union Cabinet at a meeting decided to recommend repromulgation of the controversial ordinance for the third time.
BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit president said IIT Madras had made it clear that the derecognition of was done for ‘violating’ the code of conduct and that it was not against freedom of expression.
In response to Rahul Gandhi’s remark that PM Modi has taken economics ‘lessons’ from former PM Manmohan Singh the Home Minister replied: It is not enough to be an economist
Rahul takes on government, Irani dares him to meet in Amethi.
Both the leaders are now locked in a fierce Twitter war over the IIT Madras’ decision to ban a students body which was critical of the Narendra Modi-led Central government.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, “Free speech is our right. We will fight any attempt to crush dissent and debate”.
BJP also attacked the Congress vice president for his utterances against RSS, saying “he is pandering to the media to keep himself relevant.”
Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s frequent tour, Rahul said Modi visited China, US and Mongolia but didn’t get time to visit a farmer’s house.
Since being sworn-in as the PM last May, Modi has visited 17 countries in his first year in office.
Rejecting criticism of concentration of power in PMO, Modi said Prime Minister and PMO are “very much part of the constitutional scheme, not outside it”.
Don’t judge a government by its clothes; instead see what the government is doing,” Parrikar said.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was interacting with members of a fishermen colony in the coastal hamlet of Chavakkad in Thrissur district of Kerala.
“Thank Rahul Gandhi for his wishes, people are happy that we have completed a year and that they got rid of the ‘loot ki sarkar’,” said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
The Congress vice-president was addressing a massive rally in Kozhikode, where the Youth Congress held a state conference.
Rahul Gandhi will address a fishermen convention, organized by Fishermen Congress, at Chavakkad in Thrissur district.