Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday called the BJP as 'arrogant' and 'power hungry,' while likening his party to the 'pandavas,' designed to fight for truth, setting stage for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Addressing the Congress workers on the final day of the 84th plenary session of the party, Mr Gandhi, comparing the present political scenario with the battle of Kurukshetra, likened the BJP to ‘power hungry' and 'arrogant Kauravas' and the Congress to the 'humble Pandavas', said like the 'Pandavas,' his party would fight for the truth and win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
'Centuries ago, there was a huge battle on the field of Kurukshetra. The Kauravas were powerful and arrogant. The Pandavas were humble and fought for the truth. Like the Kauravas, the BJP and the RSS are designed to fight for power. Like the Pandavas, Congress will fight for the truth," Rahul said, amid applause from party workers gathered at the plenary.In an apparent reference to BJP national President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress President said that while the people would accept a murder accused as president of the BJP and a person drunk with power in that party, they would never accept the same in the Congress.
“Congress party understands deeply that we are for truth. The public will punish us if we do not match up to the standards. India will punish us if we do nothing but make a grab for power This is because BJP is voice of an organisation, while Congress is the voice of the nation,’’ Rahul said.In this context, he said that in the last years of the previous UPA governmet, the Congress did not stand up to the expectations of the people which is why they were punished by the people in 2014.
Coming down heavily on PM Modi on the issue of corruption, Rahul said the name “Modi” actually symbolised the collusion between India’s biggest crony capitalists and the Prime Minister of India.
In a reference to the PNB fraud, Rahul said, "Modi gives Modi 30,000 crores of your money and in turn, Modi gives Modi money for marketing Modi and fighting elections. Even in cricket, the most corrupt name is similar to that of our prime minister. The name Modi symbolises the collusion between India's biggest crony capitalists and the prime minister of India. Today, the corrupt and powerful control the conversation in the country.'UNI