Stop blaming Indian democracy for repeated rejection of you by people: BJP to Rahul Gandhi
Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Friday accused him of “blaming” Indian democracy and its institutions for the Congress’ repeated defeat in elections under his leadership and the ongoing ED probe against him in the National Herald case. .
Soon after Gandhi’s press conference in New Delhi, former Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Congress leader made the “shameful and irresponsible” remarks and said that it was his grandmother and then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who imposed emergency for the people’s democracy. rights were suspended.
The former Congress president had earlier alleged that India was witnessing a “death of democracy” and “vicious attack” on anyone who stood up against the government’s dictatorship.
Criticizing him, Prasad said, “Stop degrading India’s institutions to protect your corruption and misdeeds… if people don’t listen to you then why are you blaming us.” If people saw dictatorship, then during the Emergency, people including opposition leaders and editors were imprisoned, judges were removed and censorship was imposed. He said Indira Gandhi then spoke of having a “committed judiciary”.
“Why do you blame democracy when the people of India reject you again and again regularly,” he said and asked Gandhi if there was democracy within his party that had some “good leaders”, but it was the Gandhi family. is about.
He said that Rahul Gandhi had leveled all kinds of allegations against Modi even during the 2019 elections, but people elected him with a bigger mandate.
Raising the Enforcement Directorate’s case against himself and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Prasad said he should answer that Young Indian, a firm in which both Gandhis hold 76 per cent stake, had allegedly siphoned off National Herald’s Rs 5,000 crore. How to acquire assets worth more than Rs. Investment of just Rs 5 lakh. The BJP leader said the judiciary refused to quash the charges against him and others and now he is blaming the institutions.
Prasad said that Rahul Gandhi will have to bear the brunt of what he has done.
“You have to face trial and answer ED’s questions,” he said.
He alleged that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is taking tough measures against corruption and the Congress and its surroundings have collapsed as democracy has become synonymous with financial irregularities when the opposition party was in power.
He said that the properties allegedly acquired through corruption by several opposition leaders and their associates have been attached by the ED at various places from Delhi to Mumbai and Kolkata.