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In an event in London, Rahul Gandhi stated that the Bharatiya Janata party likes to believe that they will be in power in India “eternally” and well that is not the case as the opposition parties will come together to take over the “repair work” that is required for the Indian democracy.
“BJP believes they’ll be in power eternally”
Speaking at the Chatham House think tank in London on Monday evening to conclude his week-long UK visit, the MP from Kerala’s Wayanad claimed that Israeli software Pegasus was cultivated on his phone, accusing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of attempting to silence dissent in India.BJP believes they’ll be in power eternally
Rahul Gandhi also mentioned the fact that they were in power for ten years before BJP came and now the ruling party tends to assume that it will be like that forever however the congress leader does not think so.
He emphasised the political developments, from independence until now and mentioned that the Congress party has been in strength for the vast majority of the time.
Congress has been extremely focused on the rural space and dropped the ball on the urban space early on. “Those things exist. But to say that the BJP is in power and the Congress is out is a ridiculous notion” Rahul stated.
Mr Gandhi cited several shifts in India which had caught the Congress and the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government off guard, such as a move from rural to urban areas.
Throughout his Chatham House discussion, Mr Gandhi highlighted that besides the Congress, the international press is additionally bringing to light that there is a “serious problem with Indian democracy”.
BJP on Tuesday said, congress leader in his speeches in the UK, has insulted India’s democracy, Parliament, political system, and people of India, including the justice system and strategic security.
“It is also the way the BJP reacts. It’s not willing to take part in engaging in conversation. They’ve made the decision that they know what’s going on and that nobody else across the nation is aware of what’s going on, and that’s the end of it… My mobile had Pegasus on it, which was just not possible when we were in power. So there are a few things that are evident to everyone “He stated.
The BJP has tried to accuse Rahul Gandhi of disparaging India on foreign territory, with Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur criticising his comments in London and urging the Congress leader not to betray the country.
The Bharatiya Janta Party dismissed Rahul Gandhi’s claim that he was being spied on, claiming that the Congress leader is “hallucinating” and tends to make such claims to grab the media’s attention.
In his Chatham House speech, Rahul also attacked the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a fundamentalist, fascist organisation that has changed the nature of India’s democratic contest by seizing the nation’s institutions.
Rahul was astounded at how impactful they have been in seizing our country’s various organizations. The media, the judicial system, Legislature, and the Electoral System are all under attack, threatened, and managed in some way.
When Rahul Gandhi was questioned about dynastic politics as a hindrance to Indian democracy by an immigrant community and educational audience at the event, he dismissed it as a factor and criticised “structural” issues way beyond dynastic politics as a threat.
On India-Pakistan connections, the Opposition Leader made it clear that it is essential to maintain positive relations with all neighbouring countries, but that it is dependent on Pakistani actions.
Although Mr Gandhi also said that If Pakistanis promote terrorist activity in India, the relations become extremely difficult.