New Delhi: Addressing a press conference today after the cancellation of his Parliament membership, Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the BJP, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
Rahul Gandhi said that if the Prime Minister thinks that he will silence him by intimidating, putting in jail or disqualifying him from the parliament, then he is in a misunderstanding.
On the BJP’s demand for an apology, Rahul Gandhi said, “My name is not Savarkar. I am Gandhi and Gandhi never apologizes.”
Gandhi said, “I have told you many times that democracy is under attack. My speech was removed from Parliament. I explained the rules and also wrote a letter in detail to the Speaker, but I was not allowed to speak. The BJP called me anti-India. I have the right to speak as a member, but the Speaker did not allow me to speak. Thanks to all opposition parties for supporting me.”
“We will work together in the future. However, when asked by a reporter if he regrets his statement? Rahul Gandhi said that now it is legal matter. It is not right to speak on this. I will fight for India. I will fight for democracy.”
Rahul Gandhi said that he has never said anything against the country. Look at any of his speeches on Bharat Jodo Yatra, he has always said that all societies are one. There should be no hatred, violence. The BJP works to divert attention, sometimes it will talk about OBCs, sometimes it will talk abroad. He is not afraid of these people.
“If they think they can shut my mouth by cancelling my membership, intimidating me, threatening me, sending me to jail, then it is not going to happen. I am fighting for India’s democracy and will continue to fight. I have said many times that democracy is being attacked in India,” he said.
Gandhi said, “I don’t care if I am inside or outside Parliament. I have to do my duty, I will do it. There is truth in my blood. I will keep working to protect democracy.”