opinion | Rahul should have chosen his words carefully in Cambridge
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has stoked a fresh controversy by alleging on foreign soil that ‘Indian democracy is under threat’ and several leaders including himself are under surveillance. He was lecturing at Cambridge University, UK as a Visiting Fellow of the Cambridge Judge Business School and the topic of the lecture was ‘Learning to Listen in the 21st Century’.
Rahul Gandhi said, “In my view, Narendra Modi is destroying India’s architecture. So, I don’t care about two or three good policies… If he is blowing our country into pieces, I think That’s what they’re doing.” He is imposing an idea on India which India cannot assimilate. As I said, India is a union of states.
Rahul Gandhi alleged that Israeli Pegasus spyware was installed in the phones of a large number of leaders including him. He said, “I put Pegasus on my phone myself. A lot of politicians have Pegasus on their phones…so it’s a constant pressure that we feel.”
The BJP quickly reacted and said it was a “shameless attempt” to defame India on foreign soil in the name of targeting Narendra Modi. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, “What was his compulsion not to submit his cellphone to check whether Pegasus was spyware or not?” He is already out on bail in a corruption case (National Herald). needed to hide? Why didn’t he and other leaders hand over their phones?”
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma rebutted point by point the issues raised by Rahul Gandhi in Cambridge.
In a long Twitter thread, Sarma wrote: “First foreign agents target us! Then our own target us on a foreign land! Rahul Gandhi’s speech in Cambridge is nothing but a foreign land under the guise of targeting Adarnia.” But it was a brazen attempt to defame our country.” PM Shri Narendra Modi ji.
Indian democracy is in danger as he cannot express himself freely, says Rahul They need to be reminded how yatras led by BJP leaders were sabotaged when the Congress was in power?
Rahul says Pegasus was found on his phone and an “officer” warned him about it. Fact: He refused to submit his phone for investigation when the Supreme Court asked for it. After extensive investigation, the SC concluded that there was no evidence of Pegasus.
India’s minorities are unsafe and treated like second-class citizens, says Rahul. Fact: Since May, 2014, communal violence in India is at its lowest and minority household prosperity at its highest ever. Several minority leaders have reposed their faith in the Modi government.
India is a union of states modeled after Europe, says Rahul. Fact: India and its Mahajanapadas as a civilizational unit existed thousands of years before Europe became a political unit , yet we are modeled after them?
“Rahul praises China as an aspiring superpower, citing Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as an example. Fact: BRI is solely responsible for the debt crisis facing many countries today. Uncle Pitroda Should have told them this.
“Rahul says manufacturing is not conducive to democracy. Fact: When Indira Gandhi suspended democracy, manufacturing did not grow. But when Modi govt launched PLI scheme, it did. Will Congress for 2024 agenda is to take India back to the Communist dictatorship era.” ,
China not believing in intellectual property rights is a profound and powerful concept, Rahul adds. Want to ask, does P. Chidambaram also think that scrapping copyright laws and promoting piracy will boost manufacturing? ”
Rahul also admits that he is attracted to China and that members of the Communist Party have shaped his views. Such rich admiration for the Chinese is understandable. trying to!
“Rahul says, terrorists in Kashmir saw him, but knew they would not target him. Why was this not reported to security agencies? Did Congress have some understanding with these terrorists to save Rahul?”
“Rahul described Pulwama attack as “a car bomb that killed 40 soldiers”. How dare he insult our jawans? It was not a bomb, but a terror attack. No wonder he called Pulwama Refused to name Pakistan behind the attack. This part of Congress’s understanding with militants?”
Information and Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said, “Rahul does not need to answer because his needle is stuck in one place.”
As Leader of the Opposition, Rahul Gandhi has a democratic right to question the Pegasus spyware. But when he made this allegation on foreign soil, he should have also mentioned that the Supreme Court went into the Pegasus case and found no evidence.
BJP leaders said, at a time when the Indian Armed Forces are guarding the Line of Actual Control in a face-off, Rahul is praising China. A BJP leader said, China has only three friends left in the world: Pakistan, North Korea and Rahul Gandhi. It may have been said in jest, but the message is clear: Rahul should have chosen his words carefully when he spoke at Cambridge.
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