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RaGa targets BJP, RSS for “Systematic attack on elected institutions, free press”

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Chennai: A day after the announcement of Tamil Nadu assembly election dates, Congress former National President Rahul Gandhi visited poll-bound state’s Thoothukudi district on Saturday and launched scathing attacks on BJP and RSS for allegedly destroying constitutional institutions.

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Upon reaching Thoothukudi, supporters gave a grand welcome to Rahul Gandhi. During a program in Thoothukudi, the Congress leader criticised the Modi government and the RSS fiercely for destroying constitutional institutions, which apparently made people lost faith in Parliament and Judiciary.

During his speech, Rahul Gandhi said that if the balance between the institutions deteriorates, then the country is turbulent. Blaming BJP he alleged that for the past 6 years, all institutions have been systematically attacked while RSS has destroyed the institutional balance of our country. Due to this, the situation has become that no one has faith in Parliament and Judiciary.

Rahul Gandhi went on to say that the Modi-led central government is misusing government institutions like, ED and CBI. The Congress leader further said that the BJP knows that “I am not corrupt, so they are afraid of me.”

In one of his sharpest takedowns of BJP, he once again reiterated his claim in Chennai that “essentially, four people are running this country.” He cited the old family planning slogan ‘hum do hamare do’ (we two, our two) from his February 11 parliamentary speech to attack the Modi-led government and said just 4-5 people are running the country. This policy, he had said, has been in play in demonetisation, Goods and Services tax, lockdown and most recently, the three farm laws passed in September that have had the farmers across the country up in arms.

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The 50-year-old Congress leader in the Tamil Nadu ahead of state assembly elections to campaign against his rival and secure a win from the region. As Election Commission on Friday announced the state will go into a single phase poll on April 6 while the counting of votes will be carried out on May 2.

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