Women in this country are afraid to come out: Rahul Gandhi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said in Hyderabad that fearing attacks women in India were scared of coming out. "Women today in India are scared to come out. They do not know what will happen to them. There is a reason for that," Gandhi said while addressing an event in the city.
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Rahul also said that there were currently two ideologies in the country - one of hatred and the other love.
"One ideology is hatred and the other is spreading love. There is fight between these two. Wherever you see-Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu all over the country people are scared. Today it is being enquired about the religion, place and language of people. Whether it is Rohit Vemula or Dalit or Adivasi or Muslim, they are being threatened, why because there is some weakness in India now."
Rahul was addressing a gathering on the occasion of 'Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Yatra commemoration day' at Charminar.
"Today Prime Minister for the first time in India tries to divide the country, spreads hatred. Similarly, his supporters also spread hatred," he said.
The Congress president said many leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and Rajiv Gandhi tried to keep the country united and everybody in this country has a right to live peacefully as provided by the Indian constitution.
"Why is MIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen) supporting the PM when he is trying to divide the country. One after another state, MIM is supporting the PM. Because they (both BJP and MIM) think on similar lines. We are fighting with both them," Rahul said.
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Hitting out at the Prime Minister, the congress leader said "Modi insults the nation by saying India was sleeping and there was no development before he came to power."
Unfazed by the congress president's attack, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi dared Rahul Gandhi and BJP chief Amit Shah to contest from Hyderabad against him.
(With PTI inputs)