Rahul Gandhi doesn’t know what respecting the Constitution means: Malik

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Chandigarh, April 16, 2018: Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party President, Shwait Malik today launched a scathing attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign, terming it a farce. Deriding the Congress chief, Malik said, “The ‘Save the Constitution’ call given by Rahul Gandhi is nothing but a farce, as he himself once publicly disrespect the constitution, a party which used the tactics of casteism and minoritism to remain in power and a party which promoted nepotism”.
“Instead”, the Rajya Sabha MP said, “the Congress party’s constitution needs to be saved from the clutches of the Nehru-Gandhi family”.
“Why is that only the members from the Nehru-Gandhi family have been the presidents of the Congress? A Dalit and duly elected president of the Congress, Sitaram Kesri was thrown out as the chief by denouncing the party’s own constitution and instead Sonia Gandhi was installed. Wasn’t it an insult of the party’s constitution and the Dalits”? Malik asked Rahul.
Reminding Rahul Gandhi of the year 2013 when he tore an Ordinance issued by Congress Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and threw it into a dustbin, Malik said, “You can disagree with the Ordinance/Law of your own congress government and you can express your opposition to it in a press conference too, but tearing it apart and saying that you are throwing it into the dustbin certainly is a contempt of the Indian Constitution”.
Malik further said, “Now since your new-found love for the Dalits has blossomed at once, you should tell us why the Congress, or father of your grandmother Indira Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru conspired and prevented Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar from winning the elections twice? Why your government did not confer the Bharat Ratna on him? Why did not your government develop the historical places linked to his life”? Since the Congress ruled the nation for majority of the years since Independence, till 2014, Rahul Gandhi should explain to the Dalits as to why shouldn’t his party be held responsible for their plight”?
“After the BJP government was formed at the Centre in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated 122 welfare schemes like Aawas Yojna, Ujjwala Yojna, Mudra Yojna, Jeevan Bima Yojna etc. for the upliftment of Dalits, backward classes and the poor. This is the reason why more and more states in the country are choosing a BJP government. Rahul Gandhi should remember that he has lost 11 states since 2014 as the people have rejected Congress, while the BJP now has its presence in 20 states. It is the worst ever position of the Congress since Independence as it will be reduced to just three states after Karnataka state elections - Pudducherry, Mizoram and Punjab”, said Malik.

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Monday, April 16, 2018