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Parliament shut, Supreme Court crushed by Narendra Modi govt, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s criticism relates to the shutdown of Parliament’s budget session and four Supreme Court judges criticising the Chief Justice of India in public.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2018 16:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Rahul Gandhi speaks at the launch of his Congress’ nationwide Save the Constitution campaign in Delhi(Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

The Narendra Modi government is destroying constitutional institutions by appointing Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologues to important positions, said Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday, vowing to remove his rival from power in the 2019 elections.

“The Modi government is crushing the Supreme Court; it has shut down Parliament,” said Gandhi at the launch of his party’s nationwide Save the Constitution campaign in Delhi.

Gandhi’s criticism relates to the shutdown of Parliament’s budget session and four Supreme Court judges criticising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in public.

“For the first time in the history of India, four top Supreme Court judges sought justice from the people of this country. Generally, the people seek justice from the courts and judges,” he said.

The Congress president also said that if he is allowed to speak in Parliament, Prime Minister Modi “will not be able to” reciprocate. He also saod the people of India will convey their “Mann ki Baat” to PM Modi in the Lok Sabha elections next year.

“Modi is scared of standing and speaking in Parliament. Give me 15 minutes and I will speak on Rafale, Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya, Modi will not be able to stand there,” Gandhi said.

“Modiji has destroyed India’s reputation. Modiji is interested only in Modiji ... He has been silent on atrocities on Dalits, minorities, women, weaker sections of the society and the recent incidents of rape of children,” he added.

First Published: Apr 23, 2018 13:32 IST