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Amit Shah switched off my mic, Rahul Gandhi jokes during speech

The Gandhi’s microphone suddenly went off with a loud noise when he was speaking at ‘Save Composite Culture’ meeting in central Delhi’s Talkatora stadium.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2018 22:39 IST
Amit Shah,Rahul Gandhi,Congress president
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaks during the 'Sanjhi Virasat Bachao Sammelan' at Talkatora Stadium, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a jibe at BJP President Amit Shah for switching off his microphone during his speech in New Delhi.

The Gandhi’s microphone suddenly went off with a loud noise when he was speaking at ‘Save Composite Culture’ meeting in central Delhi’s Talkatora stadium, where leaders of several political parties participated.

The Congress leader, then took a jibe when the mic became functional and said, “Amit Shahji ne mic band kar diya tha(Amit Shah had switched off the mic).”

Gandhi’s comment made people clap and raise slogans.

The time when the mic of the Congress leader went off, he was accusing the BJP of building a ‘cage’ and restricting the rights of the people.

“BJP president Amit Shah had said in a speech that India is a golden bird. You (Sharad Yadav) said we are a river. We know our capability and make our way as we walk. Our vision is distinct. We see the country like Ganga. The river belongs to all. The rain that falls also becomes river. Yamuna joins Ganga and becomes part of it, everybody gets connected. For them the country is golden bird,” Gandhi said.

“And if the country is a golden bird, you have to make a cage... Today they are making the cage, and we are trying to stop them,” he added.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Aug 16, 2018 22:33 IST