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Constitution under attack directly: Rahul Gandhi targets BJP over Ananth Kumar's remarks

Addressing the party members at the 133rd foundation day of the Congress party, Rahul accused senior BJP leaders of tampering with the country’s Constitution.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 28, 2017 11:15 IST ]
Rahul Gandhi addressing the party members at the 133rd
Rahul Gandhi addressing the party members at the 133rd foundation day of the Congress party

Continuing his offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that the country is under threat and accused the saffron party of using lies for its political benefits. 

"What is happening today in or country is a web of deceit, The BJP operates on the basic idea that lies can be used for political benefit and it is the difference b/w us & them, we might not do well, we might even lose but we will not give up the truth," he said.

Addressing the party members at the 133rd foundation day of the Congress party, Rahul accused senior BJP leaders of tampering with the country’s Constitution. 

He also highlighted the Congress's "glorious" history, claiming the central idea of the party was truth and "we will continue to fight for it". 

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“The Constitution, the foundation of our country is under threat. It is under attack directly. Statements are being made by senior members of BJP and it is under attack surreptitiously from the back. It is our duty, duty of Congress party and every single Indian to defend it,” he added. 

Rahul's remarks come in wake of Union Minister Ananth Hegde's controversial statement where he said that while he respects the Constitution but "it will be changed in the days to come".

After his statement provoked a political storm, Hegde today clarified on the same, saying that the Constitution and Parliament are supreme to him. 

"Regarding the deadlock in Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha due to my statement, I want to assure my friends that constitution is supreme to me, Parliament is supreme to me," Hegde said after the BJP parliamentary meet today.  

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