Rahul Gandhi, the reinstated Member of Parliament, unloaded a torrent of abuse on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP in a dynamic and blistering address to the Lok Sabha. Drawing a parallel between Modi’s leadership and mythological villain ‘Ravan,’ Gandhi accused the government of betrayal and fomenting unrest throughout the country, according to AP News. And Manipur Is Killing India.
Gandhi’s eloquent and emotional statement was part of the discussion on the no-confidence movement against the government. He opened his speech with a passage from Sufi Saint Jalaluddin Rumi and then expressed his deep worries about the country’s situation.
The statement of the congress leader sparked debate in the parliament. He compared Modi’s strong relationship with Amit Shah and Adani to Ravan’s reliance on ‘Meghnad’ and ‘Kumbhkaran.’ stating that Lanka was not burned by Hanuman but by Ravana’s arrogance. He went on to accuse the BJP of killing Indians in Manipur and labeled them as traitors.
“You are sending kerosene all over the country, sent kerosene to Manipur, set it on fire with sparks, and are now doing it in Haryana… You want to set fire to the whole country,” Gandhi said, causing BJP members to demand a public apology.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju stepped in, calling Gandhi’s Remarks serious and demanding an apology. He questioned the Congress Party’s history of ruling for more than seven decades.
Gandhi’s speech contained personal thoughts about his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra,’ which took him from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. He told his stories of meeting with farmers and excursions to riot-ravaged areas in Manipur. Many members of the House were moved by his passionate retelling of the anguish and suffering he observed during excursions to riot-ravaged areas in Manipur. Many members of the House were moved by his passionate retelling of the anguish and suffering he observed.
However, his aggressive tone and allegation against the government created uncomfortable situations. “You are a traitor; you are not a patriot…. That’s why your Prime Minister is not going to Manipur. They have killed India in Manipur. You are not the protector of Mother India; you are the killer of Mother India,” he said, prompting the Lok Sabha Speaker to intervene. Rahul Gandhi’s speech sparked conversation and debate among all parties, with supporters praising Gandhi’s bravery and opponents criticizing his words of choice. It remains to be seen how his speech will affect the no-confidence and the larger political circumstances.