To take the country forward, the negative thinking and hatred of BJP have to be defeated: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the BJP, saying the “negative thinking and hate politics” of the other party must be ‘defeated’ for India’s progress.

The remarks came less than a day after the Wayanad MP led a rally in Rajasthan’s Banswara and suggested that India is currently witnessing a fight between ‘two ideologies’.

“If the country has to move forward, the BJP’s negative thinking and its politics of hate has to be defeated. Let’s join ‘India’ together,” the Congress leader urged.

He claimed that the BJP’s focus was on “riots and dictatorship” while public issues included “income and inflation”.

Speaking at a rally on Monday, Gandhi accused the BJP of “dividing” people and helping “chosen big industrialists”. The MP said that Congress wants ‘Ek Bharat’, where everyone gets a chance to fulfill their dreams.

Rahul Gandhi said, “It is a fight between two ideologies. On one side is the ideology of Congress, which says that we have to move ahead by bringing everyone together, respecting all and protecting the history and culture of all.” On the other side is the BJP, which divides and destroys the history and culture of the tribals.”

The Congress held strategy meetings to prepare for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and other upcoming elections. The former party president had slammed the BJP-led government at the Center for high inflation, rising unemployment and attacks on the country’s institutions. Fears are rife in the country that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hell-bent on turning the demographic dividend into a demographic disaster.

Addressing over 400 party members on the concluding day of Congress’ strategy meeting (Chintan Shivir) in Udaipur, Rajasthan, he said, “Congress has always provided a platform to the people to discuss without any fear, worry However, there is a fear that our demographic dividend will turn into a demographic disaster and the BJP government will be held responsible for it.”

first published:May 17, 2022, 3:15 pm

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