Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday likened the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and its parent organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with the "Kauravas" of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata.
During his 53-minute speech at the party’s plenary session in Delhi on Sunday, Rahul Gandhi said the BJP is the voice of one organisation while the Congress is the voice of the nation.
Rahul also admitted to the mistakes of UPA government and assured to break the communication barriers between Congress workers and senior leaders.
Here are the top quotes of Rahul Gandhi’s speech at the 84th Congress Plenary Session:
# Like the Kauravas, BJP & RSS are designed to fight for power. Like the Pandavas, the Congress is designed to fight for the truth. While the BJP is the voice of an organization, the Congress is the voice of the nation.
# We were the fastest growing economy in the world. But today millions of youth face unemployment. The corrupt and the powerful completely control the conversation in our country.
# The name Modi symbolises the collusion between India’s biggest businessmen and the Prime Minister. Modi gives Modi 30,000 crores of your Money and in turn, Modi gives Modi money for marketing Modi and fighting elections.
# Modi personally changed Rafale deal & bought 36 aircraft for the same price that we the Congress negotiated for 126.
# We paid 570 Cr per plane & Modi paid 1670 Cr for the same plane. He paid 1100 Cr more per plane. Forget fighter planes you can’t trust such a man to buy vegetables!!! Modi is not fighting corruption Modi is corruption.
# The soil of this nation is drenched in the blood of Congressmen and Congresswomen who have died for it.
# Gandhi spent 15 years in jail and died for the nation. But India must never forget that while our leader slept on the floor in jail Savarkar wrote a letter to the British begging for mercy and clemency.
# To every youngster in India, we are your instrument. The Congress Party belong to you. We want to open our doors to your talent your bravery and your energy. This country is struggling and it needs you.
# I will break the communication barriers between our grassroots workers and leaders.
# There are two visions before the world today- American and Chinese. My aim is to present an Indian vision to the world.
# Let us put all our differences aside and work together to ensure victory for the party.