Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Center and alleged that it was spreading hatred among the people of the country, as a result of which foreign forces occupied Indian territory. have taken. Addressing a huge public meeting on the border of Ernakulam district, Gandhi said those who spread hatred and create divisions in the society will be forgotten. Today’s ‘India Jodo Yatra’ of Congress concluded on the border of Ernakulam district. He claimed that the division created in the society has weakened the country, as a result of which China has occupied our territory.
Gandhi said, “Our opponents outside can see what is happening in India. They can see that India is divided, full of hatred and they can clearly see the arrogance of the leadership. Today we are in a situation for the first time where the Chinese have occupied thousands of kilometers of our land.” He said the army has accepted that Chinese troops have occupied Indian soil, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has publicly denied it. Gandhi alleged, “Our prime minister has publicly said that there has been no infiltration. Our army has said that they have infiltrated, but our prime minister denied it. But the Chinese are sitting on Indian soil the size of New Delhi.”
The Congress leader said that as a result of the anger, hatred and arrogance spread in this country, many problems including unemployment and rising prices of essential commodities have arisen. He asked, “Would our social reformers including Sri Narayana Guru, Chattambi Swamikal and Mahatma Ayyankali have accepted the kind of violence that is happening in our country these days?” He said the speeches of those who lead the country today are full of hatred and anger and “you will not find a single speech in which they preach affection, love or humility.”
Gandhi said, “He does not speak with humility, he speaks with utmost arrogance. And they spread hatred and anger. If any country is full of hatred or arrogance, it cannot succeed. Whenever India has been full of anger and hatred, it has not been successful. Whenever India has been full of love and affection, it has never failed. Gandhi on Tuesday began the 13th day of his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ with thousands of party workers from Cherthala in Alappuzha district. The journey started with the planting of Rambutan sapling at St. Michael’s College. It was organized by the environmental wing of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, Shasthravedi. The yatra covered a distance of about 30 kms and concluded at Aroor in the border area of Ernakulam district.
The leaders involved in the yatra have stayed in Ernakulam district tonight. Senior Congress leaders K Muraleedharan, Pawan Khera, Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly VD Satheen and Shanimol Usman, among others, accompanied Gandhi. Men, women and children were seen waiting along a highway to catch a glimpse of Gandhi. Gandhi also stopped and met him on the way. The Congress’ 3,570-km and 150-day long padyatra began on September 7 from Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu and will conclude in Jammu and Kashmir. The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ had reached Kerala on the evening of September 10 and would enter Karnataka on October 1. In the first 19 days, it will cover a distance of 450 km passing through seven districts of Kerala.
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