The hour-long question-answer session was used by Rahul Gandhi to “drive home” the allegations that Narendra Modi is corrupt, communal and inefficient
Congress President Rahul Gandhi should get his facts corrected by a team of party leaders before he ventures out for any public discourse. This is what people watching him in action at Stella Maris College in Chennai understood. The College managed and administered by Sisters of the Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, had made elaborate arrangements to project the young Congress president as the future Prime Minister of the country. A larger-than-life-size billboard set up by the College management had a quote “The Journey of 1,000 miles begins beneath your feet” with a picture of Rahul Gandhi on it to give an impression that the message is from the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family.
But nobody did ask the Congress president why he and his mother attacked Narendra Modi and used terms like “Mouth Ka Saudagar”, “Fascist”, “Hitler”, “Communal fanatic”,
Rahul Gandhi, nearing 50, asked the thousands of girl students who had assembled to listen to him to call him just Rahul and to avoid titles like Sir and Ji.
The Congress president blamed the A B Vajpayee-led NDA government (1998-2004) for the Kashmir imbroglio. “When we came to power in 2004, Jammu & Kashmir was on fire. The policies of the Vajpayee government (1998-2004) have basically set fire to Kashmir. We isolated Pakistan diplomatically and we engaged with the population. Big businesses were brought to the State and women were linked with banks. There was no terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir while the UPA government was in power. It is Narendra Modi by aligning with the PDP brought terrorism back to J&K,” charged Gandhi.
When the Congress president was asked why he hugged Narendra Modi inside the parliament, he came out with a hitherto unheard story behind the infamous incident. “You should understand that love is the foundation of every religion. While sitting inside the parliament and listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking, I understood that he was very angry. He was insulting me, my mother, my father, my grandmother and calling them names. But I was feeling only affection for him. I could understand that this man was not able to see the beauty of the world. The Prime Minister has not got the love he deserved from anybody in the world and that was the reason for his hatred towards one and all. So I thought I should hug him to convince him that the world is not that cruel and it was as a sign of my affection and love for him that I hugged him,” said Rahul Gandhi.
The Congress president said he would not be able to hate Narendra Modi. “This is the biggest lesson I learnt and this world. If someone is throwing stones at you, if he is insulting and hating you, keep it aside and start loving him. You can absorb all the hatred from him and start loving him more than he hates you,” was the advice of Rahul Gandhi to the Stella Maris students.
But nobody did ask the Congress president why he and his mother attacked Narendra Modi and used terms like “Mouth Ka Saudagar”, “Fascist”, “Hitler”, “Communal fanatic”, “murderer”, “Chai waala”, anti-democratic, “dictator”, “autocrat” and even “cannibal” to describe the country’s democratically elected Prime Minister.
The hour-long question-answer session was used by Rahul Gandhi to “drive home” the allegations that Narendra Modi is corrupt, communal and inefficient. He asked the students whether Narendra Modi would dare to come to a college like this and face questions from thousands of students. Well, the general feeling is that the Congress President in the course of his election campaign meetings would disclose more revelations which have the potential to turn winners into losers and vice versa.
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