New Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) The Congress on Monday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s criticism of him on the Bharat Jodo tour, claiming that the prime minister is “freakled” and using his characteristic “instigation”. engaged in defamation”. Political brand.
In an apparent reference to Gandhi during an address in poll-bound Surendranagar city of Gujarat, Modi said those who have been thrown out of power are taking out a foot march to return to power.
Responding to this, Jairam Ramesh, Congress general secretary in-charge of communications, said the Bharat Jodo Yatra aims to raise the country’s consciousness about rising economic inequalities, social polarization and political authoritarianism.
He said anyone who shares these concerns, believes in the Gandhian way and is committed to the Constitution is welcome to join the yatra.
“The prime minister is indulging in his characteristic brand of ‘discredit’ politics by criticizing the yatra. He is clearly frustrated and upset by the response over the last 75 days. Anyone whose organization actively opposed the Quit India movement in 1942 Tha, how can India understand the couple.” In 2022,” the Congress leader said on Twitter.
In his Surendranagar address, Modi said, “Some people are marching on foot to return to power. They are also taking with them those who stopped the Narmada project through litigation for 40 years and kept Gujarat thirsty for 40 years. “
Without naming anyone, he said, “In this election, the people of Gujarat will punish those who are doing this padyatra. People will also punish those who were against the Narmada project.”
Modi was referring to Narmada Bachao Andolan chief Medha Patkar, who recently joined the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra.
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