Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the grand old party will defeat the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with love and affection but that they do not believe in destroying or killing them.
“India is big enough that no idea needs to be crushed. When BJP says ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’, we say we will fight them on their ideas, but respect the fact that they are allowed to have ideas. We will fight and defeat the RSS with love and affection and show them that their ideas are wrong, but we will not kill them or destroy them,” Gandhi said while addressing a public meeting in Pathanamthitta, Kerala.
Other highlights from his speech are:
- Without speaking to the people of Kerala, involved in Rubber industry, Mr. Modi does a trade deal with Malaysia. Rubber prices fell from ₹180 to ₹90. There was a dramatic fall in wages. The Government of India is supposed to help India or Malaysia?
- We promised a separate budget for farmers in our manifesto. This will tell upfront what we will do for the farmers of rubber industry
- Narendra Modi has reduced the amount of money spent on education. This is a shame. We have a target of spending 6% of India’s GDP on education
- Floods have deeply hurt the people of Kerala. It is the duty of the government to assist people with compassion. The Government of Kerala should do whatever they can to help the people recover