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Rahul Gandhi steps up attack against BJP over Manipur violence: ‘Never in 19 years…’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack against the Narendra Modi-led government on Saturday, accusing it of ‘murdering the idea of India’ in Manipur. Addressing an event in his home constituency, the newly reinstated Lok Sabha MP said the PM and his Cabinet had a ‘lot of fun’ during discussion on Manipur issue in Parliament.

“You have destroyed thousands of families. You have allowed the rape of thousands of women. You have allowed the murder of thousands of people. And as Prime Minister of the country, you are laughing?” he asked.

Gandhi also reiterated earlier assertions that the PM’s two hour 13 minute speech had only touched upon the Manipur issue briefly.

“You spent two minutes talking about the murder of Bharat Mata. How dare you do this? How can you dismiss the idea of India?” the Wayanad MP asked. 

Gandhi was addressing a meeting organised by the opposition Congress-led UDF alliance in Kalpetta. The event was organised to welcome him on his first visit to Wayanad after his Lok Sabha membership was restored.

“I went to Manipur sometime back. I have been in politics for 19 years now and I never experienced what I experienced in Manipur…BJP aims at destroying families and India is a family that they want to divide,” he alleged. 

(With inputs from agencies)




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Updated: 12 Aug 2023, 09:40 PM IST

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