Sonitpur (Assam): Rahul Gandhi today accused BJP of unleashing the “politics of anger” before elections by pitting Hindus against Muslims and the rich against poor and said the ‘Gujarat model' cannot be imposed on the country.
Terming as “marketing exercise” media reports of a likely BJP victory in the polls, Gandhi said this balloon floated by BJP will burst when votes are counted as it did in 2004 and 2009 when Congress had been written off by pollsters.
“BJP's politics is about two things. First, pit Hindus against Muslims, the rich against the poor and people of Maharashtra against those from UP. Just before the elections, riots started in UP.
“Second, they fail to see the pain of the poor.
So they talk of things like ‘India Shining' which I will never because I meet you everyday and understand your suffering,” he told a public meeting.