Rahul Gandhi leads protest against BJP govt

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 02, 2014 20:52 IST

A day after the Congress came out with a booklet accusing the BJP of frequent U-turns on critical issues, party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday led a protest by his party colleagues in the Parliament house against the Narendra Modi government.

Accompanied by party MPs, Gandhi staged the protest near Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the Parliament house complex for about 20 minutes, holding copies of the booklet titled 6 Maheene Paar U-turn Sarkar that listed “repeated somersaults” of the BJP-led government on several issues, including black money, Pakistan, Chinese incursions and Article 370 during its six months in power.

“There is U-turn on black money, on corruption, on CAG. Whatever they promised, they did not fulfill,” Gandhi later said.

In the recent past, Gandhi has been quite active on the political front. Prior to Tuesday’s protest, he Rangpuri Pahadi slums in Delhi where demolition of around 900 housing units had rendered thousands homeless last week. Gandhi then vowed to fight for the poor and warned the Centre against resorting to such actions.

However, the Amethi MP continues to face criticism for not speaking on critical issues in the Lok Sabha where he stayed away from the debate on the black money issue.

Inside the house, Gandhi was seen patting party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia who led the opposition attack over “objectionable remarks” made by union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti during an election rally in Delhi on Monday. The government later expressed regret over the remarks.

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