File photo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Congress President Rahul Gandhi launched his "Save the Constitution" campaign on Monday.
The campaign, launched from Delhi's Talkatora stadium, is meant to highlight the plight of the Dalits in the country.
As expected, Rahul launched a broadside against PM Modi and his government at Talkatora.
"Just give me 15 minutess with Modiji. I will talk about Rafale and Nirav Modi and Modiii won't be able to stand. Everyone knows that Rafale is a corrupt deal and how Nirav Modi took away 30,000 crore and ran away, and how his friend is keeping silent."
"The Constitution saves our rights. The institutions in our country, whether it is EC, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Vidhan Sabha, IIT, IIM have been given to us by our constitution. Without the Constitution, nothing was possible," Rahul added.
"Modiji doesn't want anyone from his party to speak. He just want to do his Mann ki Baat," Rahul said. Adding, "An eight-year-old girl gets raped, a girl is raped in Unnao, but Modiji keeps silent about his MLA."
"India knows PM Modi has interest in just one thing, and it is PM Modiji," Rahul said.
He continued his attack, saying, "PM Modiji will come up with a new slogan. New slogan will be just 'Beti Bachao', beti padhao bhool jao. And who do the girls needs to be saved from... from BJP MLAs."
"India's reputation around the world has been destroyed by Modiji. Rapes, attrocities against Dalits, attacks on minorities is why India is now being talked about. The Congress built India's reputation in 70 years and Modiji has destroyed that reputation in four years."
"We defend the press. Even if you attack us, we defend you and this is the difference between them and us. Congress belongs to the weaker section, women, shopkeepers," Rahul continued.
"The Congress party gave India its constitution and protected it. BJP and RSS people won't be able to touch the contitution ever. We won't let it happen and in the upcoming elections, people will tell Narendra Modji their Mann ki Baat."
In his book 'Karmayog', PM Modi justifies manual scavenging by calling it a 'spiritual experience' for the Valmiki community. This speaks volumes about his anti-Dalit mindset: Rahul Gandhi, Congress President in #Delhi pic.twitter.com/yvmNvRY4x5— ANI (@ANI) April 23, 2018
BJP President Amit Shah responded to Rahul's attack.
"If there is one party that has destroyed the spirit of our Constitution, it is the Congress. They do not want rule of democracy but they want rule of dynasty. Hence this is a farce of a movement by their President," he tweeted.
"Our institutions which are an outcome of our Constitution today need to be saved from the onslaught of the Congress Party. The Congress Party has spared no institution and is attacking the EC, Supreme Court, Army for petty political gains," Shah added.
By repeatedly saying the Congress made the Constitution, @RahulGandhi is carrying forward his family tradition of insulting Dr. Ambedkar. The Nehru-Gandhi family insulted him when he was alive and his humiliating him even more now. Shameful and petty.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 23, 2018