New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday renewed his attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing them of spreading “fear and violence” in the country, and said people have witnessed ‘real India’ during his Bharat Jodo Yatra.
“A few days back, at a speech, I had said to people of RSS and BJP, “Apki nafrat kai bazaar mein, humein mohabbat ki dukaan kholne aye hain (I have come here to open a shop of love amid your market of hatred),” Rahul said.
‘Ask anyone in this yatra if he was asked about his religion, about his caste, was he threatened, were you beaten? No.Just love and respect. You can ask our Pradesh Congress president, and he will confirm it. Yesterday he fell, I saw the moment he fell, five people came and got him back on his feet. Real India exists within this yatra,” Rahul added.
Rahul Gandhi was addressing party workers and supporters who welcomed him at the Badarpur metro station after the padayatra entered the national capital from the NHPC metro station in Faridabad, Haryana.
“You may have seen in this yatra, there was no hatred. Have you heard while walking during this yatra someone abusing you, or assaulting anyone throughout this yatra?” Rahul added.