Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the ruling BJP by calling it ‘regressive and distorted.’
Speaking soon after being formally appointed as the new president of the Congress party, Rahul said, “These regressive forces don’t win because they’re right, they win because they’re powerful. Their power is manipulative and distorted and stains everything it touches. They can only defeat us if we back down.”
He also accused the BJP of working to further its own interests.
He said, “Congress is an ancient India. BJP would have you believe they are oldest idea in the universe. As usual this is not the truth. In India, there are two ideas that have clashed, idea of self vs the other. BJP are soldiers fighting for self. Congress guided by service of community.”
Rahul added, “We consider the BJP as our brothers and sisters, but we do not agree with them. They (BJP) crush voices but we allow them to speak, they defame, we respect and defend.”
The newly appointed Congress President said that Congress alone was capable of stopping what ‘BJP is doing.’
He said, “And if there is anyone who can stop what the BJP is doing, it is the ‘pyare karyakarta and neta’ of Congress. We are going to make Congress, the grand old and young party. We will fight the politics of anger.”
Rahul said that violence by the right-wing Hindutva terrorists, who killed people for what they ate was shaming India globally adding that such ugly violence was also tranishing India’s history of love and compassion.
“No amount of work can repair the damage done to this great country of ours. This vision belongs to time when people did not have rights and freedom., a time when people did not have voice, did not have the right to defend, to disagree, to dissent. We are now being compelled to believe that only man is the voice of reason.”
He said that his party will defend the voice of every citizen of India adding that he had accepted the post of Congress president with humility ‘knowing that I will always be working under the shadow of the giants.’