Updated December 28th, 2023 at 18:15 IST
'RSS destroying India': Mallikarjun Kharge's big attack
Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday attacked BJP and RSS, claiming that the RSS is destroying India.
Nagpur: Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday attacked both BJP and RSS, claiming that the RSS is destroying India. “If INDIA alliance stays united, BJP will be nowhere to be seen,” said Kharge at a rally in Nagpur. Kharge also promised to implement the NYAY scheme in a bid to empower women if the INDI alliance was voted to power. Training guns at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, Kharge said, “PM Modi blames us. He says Congress and Opposition don't come to Parliament. We are not allowed to speak in Parliament. We only wanted to ask how those 2-4 people managed to sneak inside the Parliament and who were behind them.”
In a post on X, Kharge said, "The objective of the Indian National Congress is public welfare and progress of the people of India." The Congress believes in an India that is based on parliamentary democracy, where there is equality and opportunities for all without any discrimination, and where political, economic and social rights enshrined in the Constitution are followed, he said.
"We are proud that for the last 138 years we have been struggling with full honesty to build such an India. My heartiest greetings to every Indian on the occasion of Congress' foundation day," he said.
"The Congress represents the will of the people. It is synonymous with struggle, compassion, freedom, justice and equality. On the solemn occasion of Congress foundation day, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to protect the Constitution of India and uphold the values of democracy," he said in another post on X.
To mark the occasion, Kharge hoisted the national flag at the party headquarters here in the presence of senior leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Wishing party workers on X, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he is proud to be part of an organisation like the Congress, which has truth and non-violence as its foundation, love, fraternity, respect and equality as its pillars, and patriotism as its roof.
Party general secretary K C Venugopal, in a post on X, said the Congress is a party that fought for "our cherished freedom". He said the party that laid the foundation for a modern India, catapulted India's economy into the 21st century, and brought a rights based safety net.
"It is not just a party, it is India's soul. Immensely proud to be a part of the Indian National Congress as we celebrate its 139th founding day," he said.
The Congress is set to kickstart its campaign for next year's Lok Sabha elections with the 'Hain Tayyar Hum' rally in Maharashtra's Nagpur.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Wednesday had said that the party will give a message of change to defeat the BJP.
Kharge and former party chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will address the rally, according to party leaders.
Published December 28th, 2023 at 17:55 IST