Rahul Gandhi to NDTV amid row over London remarks

Several ministers demanded that Rahul Gandhi apologize to the nation

New Delhi:

Rahul Gandhi today denied making an anti-India speech on his way to parliament, where the ruling BJP has repeatedly demanded an apology for his remarks in London, raising concerns about the state of democracy in India.

“I didn’t make any anti-Indian speeches,” Rahul Gandhi told NDTV.

When asked if he would respond to the BJP’s allegation that he insulted the nation on foreign soil, the Congressman said, “I will speak inside the House if they let me know. allow.”

Several Union ministers have demanded that Mr Gandhi apologize to the nation for his speeches in the UK, seen as critical of the government.

“The most talked about person in this country, who targets the government day and night, is telling abroad that he has no freedom to speak in India,” the Minister of Health told reporters. Union Justice, Kiren Rijiju.

“Rahul Gandhi can sink the Congress, we don’t care. But if he tries to harm or insult the nation, we as citizens cannot be silent. It is not because the country has dismissed the direction of Congress that it can tarnish the nation abroad,” he added.

The Minister of Justice said that Rahul Gandhi speaks the language of anti-Indian forces.

“It is very sad that an MP lowers the prestige of the parliament. Anti-Indian forces all speak the same language. All anti-Indian gang members speak in the same tone. They repeat everything that Rahul Gandhi says” , cursed Mr. Rijiju.

Congress has ruled out an apology, pointing out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often attacked Congress during his trips abroad.

“I want to ask those who are looking for excuses that Modiji went to five-six countries and there he (Modi) humiliated our country saying it was a sin to be born in India, now these same people are restricting the freedom of expression,” Mr. Kharge said.

Speaking at Cambridge University, the Congressman said India’s democracy was under pressure and opposition voices were drowned out.

Rahul Gandhi said: “Everyone knows and it has made headlines a lot that Indian democracy is under pressure and under attack. I am an opposition leader in India, we are navigating this space (of the opposition). The institutional framework that is necessary for democracy is Parliament, the free press and the judiciary, just the idea of ​​mobilization, and the circulation of all becomes constrained. We are therefore faced with an attack on the basic structure of Indian democracy.

Congress and other opposition parties have accused the ruling BJP of trying to distract from the Adani-Hindenburg line and of dodging demands for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the allegations of Hindenburg against the Adani group. The Adani Group has strongly denied the allegations of stock market fraud and stock price manipulation.


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