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Rahul Gandhi On Jyotiraditya Scindia: Old Friend Of Mine Will Not Get Respect In BJP, He Abandoned His Ideology

Jyotiraditya Scindia Old Friend Of Mine, He Forgot His Ideology As He Was Apprehensive About His Political Future, Says Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 12 Mar 2020, 11:41:51 PM
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (Photo Credit: File Image)

New Delhi:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused his long-time friend Jyotiraditya Scindia, who recently got inducted in the Bharatiya Janata Party, of forgetting his ideology. Launching a scathing attack against the former Guna MP, Rahul said that Scindia got worried about his political future and went with the RSS. "This is a fight of ideology, on one side is Congress & BJP-RSS on the other. I know Jyotiraditya Scindia's ideology, he was with me in college, I know him well. He got worried about his political future, abandoned his ideology and went with RSS," Rahul Gandhi said. "Reality is that he will not get respect there (BJP) and he will not be satisfied. He will realize this, I know because I have been friends with him for long. What is in his heart and what is coming out of his mouth are different," he added. 

When asked about the reason behind not sending his core team members to Rajya Sabha, Rahul Gandhi said, "I'm not Congress President, I'm not taking decisions on RS nominees. I am informing the youth of the country about the economy. Who is in my team, who is not in my team is of no consequence."

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Rahul also slammed the Modi government for failing to contain the spread of coronavirus. Calling the COVID-19, a serious threat, Rahul Gandhi said that the problem of Coronavirus is very serious but the government has not taken action the way it should have. 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government over its handling of the economy and in tackling coronavirus, and alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "sleeping at the wheel". On the state of the economy, he said it is just the beginning of a "tsunami" and things would be worse going forward.

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"We can see what is happening to stock market. The economy has been destroyed by the Modi government," Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament. "What we have seen is only the beginning of a tsunami, things will be worse," he said. The prime minister is not speaking a word on the economy and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman does not understand economy, the former Congress chief alleged. He also said that coronavirus is seriously affecting the economy and it is already too late, but the government should take measures to minimise damage.

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First Published : 12 Mar 2020, 05:27:09 PM