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'I am a Hindu, not Hindutwavadi': Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP at Jaipur rally

Congress leaders from various parts of Rajasthan arrvied in Jaipur to take part in the rally, which was at the Vidhyadhar Nagar stadium.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
Jaipur Updated on: December 12, 2021 17:06 IST
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Jaipur: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being received by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the airport.

Highlights

  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul & Priyanka attended a rally in Jaipur against rising inflation.
  • Congress leaders from various parts of Rajasthan took part in the rally.
  • The rally will pave the way for the downfall of the NDA government, Rajasthan CM Gehlot said.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday addressed a rally in Jaipur, soon after party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi addressed the public. Sonia Gandhi was also present at the rally held against rising inflation on Sunday afternoon. Congress leaders from various parts of Rajasthan had arrived in Jaipur to take part in the rally, which was held at the Vidhyadhar Nagar stadium.

"I am a Hindu, not Hindutwavadi", said Rahul during his speech at the rally. Describing Hindu and Hindutva as two different words, Rahul said just as two living beings cannot have one soul, two words cannot have the same meaning. A Hindu is one who is not afraid of anyone, embraces everyone and respects all religions, the Congress leader said.

Mahatma Gandhi was a Hindu and Godse was Hindutvadi, the Congress leader said, stressing that a Hindu continuously searches for truth and spends his entire life for the search just like Mahatma Gandhi. But, in the end, one Hindutvadi fired three bullets in his chest, Rahul said.

"Hindutvadi spends his entire life for power and he has nothing to do with truth. He only wants power and he can do anything for that, whether he has to beat or kill someone," he said. "His way is Sattagrah and not Satyagrah," Rahul said.

"On the contrary, Hindu faces his fears and does not step back even one inch. Fear drowns Hindutvadi and this fear creates hatred in his heart whereas a Hindu's heart contains love and strength," the Congress leader said.

“They say that they want power and they have nothing to do with truth.

There is a rule of Hindutvadis in the country since 2014," he said.

"I am Hindu and not Hindutvadi," he added. The Congress leader said Hindutvadis have to be "ousted" once again and the "rule of Hindus" have to be brought in the country.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was also present at the rally but she did not address it.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel and other senior leaders of the Congress also attended the rally.

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