On Monday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi vowing to remove his rival from power in the 2019 elections said, “The Narendra Modi government is destroying constitutional institutions by appointing Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologues to important positions,”
Gandhi at the launch of his party’s nationwide Save the Constitution campaign in Delhi said “The Modi government is crushing the Supreme Court; it has shut down Parliament,”
Gandhi’s criticism relates to the shutdown of Parliament’s budget session and four Supreme Court judges criticizing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in public.
He said, “For the first time in the history of India, four top Supreme Court judges sought justice from the people of this country. Generally, the people seek justice from the courts and judges,”
The Congress president also said that “if I’m is allowed to speak in Parliament, Prime Minister Modi will not be able to reciprocate, the people of India will convey their ‘Mann ki Baat’ to PM Modi in the Lok Sabha elections next year.”
Gandhi said, “Modi is scared of standing and speaking in Parliament. Give me 15 minutes and I will speak on Rafale, Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya, Modi will not be able to stand there,”
He also added, “Modiji has destroyed India’s reputation. Modiji is interested only in Modiji … He has been silent on atrocities on Dalits, minorities, women, weaker sections of the society and the recent incidents of rape of children,”