Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 28 said that wherever BJP goes, it spreads hate and it doesn’t want to listen to the voice of the common people.
“Wherever the BJP goes, it spreads hate. In Assam, youth is protesting, in other states protests are happening as well. Why do you have to shoot and kill them? BJP doesn’t want to listen to voice of people,” Gandhi said while speaking at a rally in Guwahati.
The Congress MP was on a day-long visit on party’s 135th foundation day and also to extend the party’s solidarity with the people protesting against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Assam.
“Assam will be run by the people from Assam,” Gandhi said, adding that after BJP came to power in the state violence is returning to Assam.
“I told you earlier that if BJP forms government in Assam, peace, brotherhood among different communities and religion will be finished. Today, I am feeling sad to repeat that because my prediction has come true,” Gandhi said explaining that the lesson he learnt from Assam on brotherhood and peace is unique and he gave example of that in other states of the country.
Delving on the issue of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Gandhi said Congress will always stand against the act and will always stand in solidarity with the anti-CAA protestors.
“In order to distract people’s attention from economy, BJP is spreading hate so that you don’t ask any questions on economy, which has gone down from 9 per cent to 2 per cent, and the highest unemployment in the last 45 years, despite its Make in India campaign,” Gandhi said adding that he will always stand by the people of Assam in happiness and sadness.
Stating that the spirit of historic Assam Accord should be persevered at any cost, Gandhi said Assam Accord was the basis of peace in the state, which should not be broken.
During the day-long visit, Gandhi also met the family members of the students who died in police firing during the anti-CAB protests in Guwahati.
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