Patna: – In a powerful speech delivered at the “Sadaqat Ashram” complex in Patna, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi rallied the crowds ahead of the grand convention of opposition parties within Bihar. Prior to his address, Gandhi unveiled the statue of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar in the campus, paying homage to the visionary leader and champion of social justice.
During his address, Gandhi emphasized the ongoing battle of ideologies in India. He juxtaposed the ideology of “Join India” championed by the Congress against the ideology of “Break India” propagated by the RSS-BJP. He expressed that the opposition had come to Bihar due to the presence of Congress’ DNA in the state.
“The battle of ideology is going on within India. In this battle, on one side is the ideology of ‘Join India’ of Congress, on the other side is the ideology of ‘Break India’ of RSS-BJP, and that is why they have come to Bihar because Congress has DNA in Bihar,” stated Gandhi.
आज कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष श्री @kharge ने पूर्व अध्यक्ष श्री @RahulGandhi जी की उपस्थिति में सदाकत आश्रम, पटना में डॉ. बाबा साहेब भीमराव अम्बेडकर जी की प्रतिमा का अनावरण किया।— Congress (@INCIndia) June 23, 2023
बाबा साहेब के मूल्यों पर चलकर हम देश में लोकतांत्रिक मूल्यों की रक्षा करने में जरूर कामयाब होंगे। pic.twitter.com/hW553FgCpF
Highlighting the collective effort to unite against divisive forces, Gandhi acknowledged the immense support received from the people of Bihar during the Bharat Jodo Yatra (Unite India Rally). He commended their understanding of the deeper context of ideology and emphasized their participation in the rally that traversed through various states.
“The people of Bihar helped a lot in the Bharat Jodo Yatra. The people of Bihar walked together in the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ passing through all the states because the people of Bihar understand the ideology in a deeper context,” Gandhi expressed.
लोकतंत्र की रक्षा के लिए पटना में विपक्षी दलों की बैठक जारी।— Congress (@INCIndia) June 23, 2023
नफरत की राजनीति के खिलाफ हम एकजुट होकर आगे बढ़ेंगे। pic.twitter.com/n365hELg51
Taking a firm stance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Gandhi accused them of attempting to fracture the nation. He accused the BJP of fostering hatred and violence, while highlighting the Congress’ commitment to unifying the country through love and compassion.
“The BJP is trying to break the country. It is working to spread hatred and violence, while the Congress is working to unite the country and spread love,” Gandhi proclaimed.
Drawing attention to the unity among opposition parties, Gandhi expressed confidence in their collective strength. He asserted that the opposition parties, standing united, would emerge victorious against the BJP. Gandhi referenced the recent developments in Karnataka as an indication of the burgeoning success of their united front.
“Today, all the opposition parties have united in Patna, and all of them will unitedly defeat the BJP. Its results are starting to be seen, as seen in Karnataka,” declared Gandhi.
Furthering his assertion, Gandhi predicted the BJP’s downfall in upcoming state elections, specifically in Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan. He attributed this projected outcome to the Congress’ commitment to uplift the nation’s impoverished communities.
“The BJP will be wiped out in the upcoming state elections – Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan because the Congress is standing with the country’s poor,” Gandhi affirmed.
Highlighting the disparity in focus and intent between the BJP and Congress, Gandhi claimed that the BJP primarily served the interests of a select few, while the Congress remained dedicated to working alongside and for the betterment of the poor.
“The whole country has understood that Narendra Modi and the BJP are only meant to benefit two or three people, and the Congress is meant to stand and work with the poor. The people of Bihar are Babbar Sher, and they have the DNA of the Congress,” Gandhi concluded, eliciting resounding applause from the gathered crowd.