Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday refused to apologise for his ‘rape in India’ remark amid huge uproar in Parliament on Friday. Gandhi was speaking at the ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally aimed at highlighting the “divisive and disruptive” policies of the BJP government at Delhi’s Ramlila ground. Addressing a massive gathering, Rahul Gandhi said, “My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar; I will never apologise for speaking truth and nor will any Congressman do so.”
It is Narendra Modi and his assistant Amit Shah who has to apologise to the country for destroying India's economy." Accusing the Prime Minister of singlehandedly "destroying" the economy, he said, "It is Prime Minister himself and not India's enemies who has destroyed our economy and (he) still calls himself a patriot".
Prior to Rahul’s speech, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi addressed the crowd accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party over rise in crime incidents, unemployment and farmers’ issue. Mocking the BJP over 'Modi hai to mumkin hai' slogan, she said that "BJP hai to berozgari hai, BJP hai to farmers ko pareshani hai (If there is BJP, there is unemployment… if there is BJP, there is suffering of millions of farmers),” she said.
Priyanka said one who doesn't fight injustice in the country will be judged as a coward. "One who doesn't fight against injustice in country will be judged as a coward. If we remain silent, our revolutionary Constitution will be destroyed and country's division will start," she said.
She also urged the people to stand united against this government. “If we remain silent, our revolutionary Constitution will be destroyed and country's division will start,” the Congress leader said.