President JP Nadda of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his continued Bharat Jodo Yatra, claiming that the opposition party can only break the country, not unite it.
He was addressing an election rally in Navsari town in southern Gujarat for BJP candidate Rakesh Desai. The poll for the Navsari seat will take place on December 1 in the first phase in the voting state.
“I wonder if Congress has begun Bharat Jodo Yatra or Bharat Todo Yatra. Their leaders say unite India. But what do they do in real life? Their leader Rahul Gandhi went to JNU in Delhi and supported those who chanted slogans in favor of Afzal Guru, the mastermind behind the parliament attack,” Nadda said.
“When Rahul Gandhi was in JNU in support of those who put forward such slogans, some people also raised the slogan ‘Bharat Tere Tukde Honge, Insha Allah Insha Allah‘. Your (Rahul Gandhi’s) statement yesterday about freedom fighter Veer Savarkar was also reprehensible. It shows that they (Congress) can only break the country, not unite it,” Nadda claimed.
Sweeping aside the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a “new party”, Nadda said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party lost its deposit on 349 of the 350 seats it contested in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
“Mark my words, they will lose their deposit on all 67 seats they contested in the recent polls in Himachal Pradesh,” he claimed.
Nadda claimed that the BJP worked for “mission” mode (for development), while other parties worked for “commission” (kickbacks).
Nadda praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, saying India could develop two vaccines in just nine months and protect the entire population from the pandemic.
“We have even sent free vaccines to almost 100 countries, including 38 countries. Now India has become a country of givers and not takers,” Nadda said.
Against one All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) being built under first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, 15 AIIMS are being set up under Modi, including one at Rajkot in Gujarat.
Gujarat will see polls on December 1 and 5, while vote counting will take place on December 8.
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