Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha on Wednesday over the issue of black money and JNU.
Gandhi said Modiji brought a ‘Fair and Lovely Yojna’ to convert black money into white and further blamed him of destroying UPA’s work against insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir and terrorism.
On India-Pakistan relations, Gandhi says that Pakistan sent trained killers into the heart of Mumbai, who killed and butchered 200 people.
“Our government begged the then CM of Gujarat, not to go to Mumbai. And he went there and grabbed his headlines while our people died,” says Gandhi.
“It is the work in J&K that the UPA did, that makes us proud. By the end we had broken the back of insurgency. But what does the PM do? He decides to have a cup of tea with Nawaz Sharif. PM destroyed our work in J&K when he went to meet Pakistan PM Nawaz, because he thinks only his opinion matters. He did not consult the country’s able bureaucrats and experts. He disrespected the flag and destroyed the conversations with the country’s citizens. PM just has to listen to his country, listen to Rajnath, Smriti, Sushma, listen to your MPs. We are not your enemies, listen to us as well, we don’t hate you. Just give the people the dignity of their word,” says Rahul.
Gandhi says, “You have been taught by your RSS teachers that there’s only one truth in the universe – your own. That nobody’s opinion matters. PM can’t run the country based on his own opinion. Country is not the PM, and PM is not the country.”
On JNU row, Gandhi said the students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar gave a 20-minute speech on the campus, in which he never said a word against the country, and still has been put in jail.
“40 per cent students of JNU, their parents income is less than Rs 6,000. Why are you behind JNU? Because they are poor, weak, Dalits and Tribals. You want them to stay behind? We will not let this happen. You will not be able to crush JNU or the poor of the country. I want to speak a little bit about religion. Tell me, which holy book says that we should thrash our teachers. Why were JNU teachers, students and media beaten outside the Patiala House courts? And when they were, why did your government not even say a word?” says Gandhi.