‘Cong wants to defeat au­toc­racy’

Mail Today - - SPECIAL REPORT - By Supriya Bhard­waj in New Delhi

CONGRESS re­acted sharply to the news, about the al­liance be­tween SP and BSP, by stat­ing that ‘no one should un­der­es­ti­mate Congress in Ut­tar Pradesh.’ Congress MP PL Pu­nia while talk­ing to In­dia To­day TV stated that party has never had an al­liance with SP or BSP in past Lok Sabha polls.

“There is no Maan-Mu­tav (dis­agree­ment) be­tween us. They are free to take de­ci­sion for their party and we are free to de­ci­sions on our party’s fu­ture prospects,” he said.

Congress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi has al­ready dropped a hint a cou­ple of days back that prin­ci­pal op­po­si­tion party might be plan­ning to go solo in UP in up­com­ing Lok Sabha polls. Gandhi scion has stated that no one should un­der­es­ti­mate Congress in UP and they will sur­prise all when the Lok Sabha poll re­sults will come.Rid­ing high on the vic­tory in three Hindi heart­land, Pu­nia added that Congress’ UP unit is al­ready work­ing on strength­en­ing the party at grass­roots level and that un­der cur­rent is in their favour.

Congress spokesper­son Abhishek Manu Singhvi added: “The ob­jec­tive of all such par­ties com­ing to­gether is clear. To defeat this au­toc­racy. All should try syn­er­gise and come to­gether to defeat this gov­ern­ment.”

RAHUL RAISES PITCH IN DUBAI

Congress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi at­tacked the Modi regime by stat­ing that there have been four and half years of “in­tol­er­ance” in In­dia. Gandhi, while speak­ing at Dubai In­ter­na­tional Cricket Sta­dium, said: “The val­ues that bring to­gether the peo­ple of UAE and In­dia are hu­mil­ity and tol­er­ance. Tol­er­ance for dif­fer­ent ideas, re­li­gions and com­mu­ni­ties. Here it is year of tol­er­ance. I'm sad to say that back home it’s four and a half years of in­tol­er­ance.” Gandhi, who is on a two-day tour of UAE, while ad­dress­ing In­dian di­as­pora said: “We can never run a coun­try like In­dia be­liev­ing that only one idea is cor­rect and all other are wrong. To­day, my beloved coun­try is be­ing di­vided for po­lit­i­cal rea­sons and ben­e­fits. We are here in a cricket sta­dium. Can a cricket team which is di­vided ever win a game? Can a di­vided na­tion ever win? Ev­ery sin­gle In­dian, ir­re­spec­tive of where they live is re­spon­si­ble to bring In­dia to­gether once again. We have to say enough .... ”

Abhishek Manu Singhvi

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