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Modi govt threatening people, misusing agencies: Rahul Gandhi in US

California, May 31, 2023 (PPI-OT): Leader of Indian Congress Rahul Gandhi has taken a swipe at the Modi-led Indian government, saying it is threatening the people and misusing the country’s agencies. Rahul Gandhi was addressing the Indian diaspora at an event at the University of California, Santa Clara during his 10-day visit to the United States. He said the BJP and the RSS are controlling all the instruments of politics in India. He said before starting his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, he realised that the normal tools that have historically been used in politics were not working anymore.

“The BJP is threatening people and misusing government agencies. The Bharat Jodo Yatra started because all the instruments that we needed to connect with the people were controlled by the BJP-RSS,” he said. “We were also finding that in some way, it had become quite difficult to act politically. And that’s why we decided to walk from the southernmost tip of India to Srinagar,” he added. He warned the audience not to trust what the media is showing them. India is not what is being shown in the media, Gandhi said, adding that the perceived political narrative is far from reality and a huge distortion. He said, “It was very clear to me in the Yatra that it’s in the media’s interest to project these things, it helps the BJP”.

The Congress leader said that there are a few people in India who are absolutely convinced that they know everything and think they can “explain history to historians, science to scientists and warfare to the army.” However, “at the core of it is mediocrity,” Gandhi said, telling the audience to ignore those voices. “They’re not ready to listen!” he exclaimed. Giving a true glimpse of the condition in India, Rahul Gandhi said that the poor and minority communities in India feel helpless today.

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