Congress will fight nasty politics in India, defeat BJP in next polls: Rahul Gandhi in Singapore

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 March 2018, 09:01 AM
Congress will fight nasty politics in India, defeat BJP in next polls: Rahul Gandhi in Singapore
Congress will fight nasty politics in India, defeat BJP in next polls: Rahul Gandhi in Singapore

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he will fight with BJP’s "nasty form of politics" of dividing people and defeat the saffron party in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Rahul Gandhi was speaking in a panel discussion on IndiaAt70 at the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.

He said there is a challenge to India’s idea of plurality and people’s freedom is being challenged under the ruling regime.

"If you ask me what am I proud about my country...it is the idea of plurality. It's the idea that people in India can say anything they want, do anything they want and they won't face any problem and that is being challenged...,"

He accused the ruling BJP of doing the politics of anger to win elections.

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"There is a particular type of politics that's not only happening in India but in a number of places - of dividing people, of using (their) anger to win elections and that's what is happening in India," the Congress President said.

Rahul also hit out at BJP president Amit Shah over the first of its kind press conference by four senior Supreme Court judges and said there is a challenge to India’s institutional structure.

"For the first time in my life, I saw four Supreme Court judges actually go to the people for justice. They went to the press and said that they need the people to hear their voice as there is something that is fundamentally wrong. I don't know if you know the details about the comments they were making but the centre of the issue is the case of Amit Shah. So, there is a challenge to the institutional structure of our country," he said in a veiled reference to the case of mysterious death of CBI Judge Loya, who was hearing a case in which Amit Shah was an accused.

First Published: Saturday, March 10, 2018 08:44 AM
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