The ruling BJP has strongly criticised Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his comments against the central government that he made in Bahrain. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that with his comments Rahul Gandhi has insulted the nation in a foreign land.
On a two-day visit to Bahrain, Rahul Gandhi had accused the government of practicing divisive politics and spreading hatred.
In his first address to NRIs outside India after taking over as Congress president, Gandhi assured the NRI community here that he would give a “new shining Congress party” in the next six months, hinting that there will be dramatic changes in the organisation, in which the people will believe in and trust.
The Congress party president also claimed that the government’s failure to create jobs is resulting in “tremendous unrest” in India and this anger is visible in the streets and is rising with each passing day.
“Instead of removing poverty and creating jobs, what we see instead is a rise in the forces of hate and division,” he said, while calling upon NRIs to help fight them.
He also exuded confidence that the Congress would defeat the BJP in 2019 general election as it had the strength and capability to do so, while noting that the BJP merely scraped through in recent elections in Gujarat, which is its fortress.
“Congress party knows how to fight. It defeated the British. It changed India and helped the country stand on its feet with the help of people,” he had said.
(With inputs from PTI)