During the launch address of the ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign, Congress president Rahul Gandhi challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a 15-minute debate while asserting that the latter would not be able to speak in front of him. “Just give me 15 minutes for a debate with the PM and I will grill him on Rafael deal, Nirav Modi. Gandhi said Modi will not be able to speak,” the Congress president said.
The Congress president attacked the Prime Minister over various issues including, sabotaging the institutions, women safety, hate crimes, communalisation, Dalit atrocities, dilution of the SC/ST Act etc. Hinting towards PM Modi’s anti-Dalit mindset, Rahul Gandhi quoted a statement from the latter’s book “Karmyog” and said that Modi thinks that a person from backward class who cleans toilets and gutters gets spiritual happiness. “This government has no place for Dalit and backward class people in their hearts. The atrocities against backward class are increasing, and the person who sees manual scavengers getting spiritual happiness does not speak a word after all these incidents,” he said.
Attacking the government over judiciary crisis and government’s interference in its functioning, Rahul Gandhi said, “We will not allow the BJP and RSS even to touch the Constitution, and neither will the country in 2019”. “Our institutions were gifted to us by our Constitution. The Modi Govt is now destroying these institutions by appointing RSS ideologues to occupy important positions,” the Congress president added.
Taking potshots at Prime Minister Modi, the Congress president said, “Modi ji has interest only in Modi ji.” He further said he is only interested in becoming the Prime Minister of India and only wants the country to hear his Mann ki Baat. Talking about the recent rapes cases, Rahul Gandhi said that the ‘Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao’ slogan has been reduced to only ‘Beti Bachao’. He further says that the daughters need to be protected “from MLAs and MPs of BJP.”
Rahul Gandhi asserted that they (Congress) would not let Prime Minister Modi and BJP intoxicate the Constitution. “They will see the power of Congress in 2019,” he said.