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Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi address ‘Mehangai Hatao Rally’ in Jaipur

Mehengai Hatao Rally

Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with Rahul Gandhi addressed a ‘Mehangai Hatao Rally’ in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Rahul, speaking at the event, said that there is a difference between ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindutva’.

In a bid to bring people’s attention to the rising price and overall inflation, the grand old Congress party, on Sunday, organized a ‘Mehangai Hatao Rally’ (Remove Inflation)  in the capital city of Rajasthan. The programme was attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also attended the rally.

Rahul, addressing the crowd, made a sharp distinction between ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hindutva’. He said ‘I am a proud Hindu myself but I am not a Hindutvavadi. All of you people here are Hindus. Even Mahatma Gandhi was a Hindu but Nathuram Godse was a Hindutvavadi.’ Rahul Gandhi further added that ‘It was Mahatma Gandhi who spent his entire life in search of truth, while Hinduvadi Godse fired three bullets at him.’

Taking the event as a platform to target the ruling BJP government, Rahul further added that ‘There is a difference between Hindu and Hindutvavadi. The path of Hindus is truth for which, they are ready even to die. The Bhagavad Gita asks Hindus to find the truth. On the other side, we have Hinduvavadis, who have nothing to do with the truth and have a thrust for power. They have hatred because of their fear.’ Gandhi also left no chance of targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he said “Since 2014, Hindutva basis have been in power while Hindus have been out of power.”

On the main issue of the Inflation and Price Rise, Rahul said “This rally is about the imploding price hike in the entire country. You people are witnessing the condition of the country and it’s you people who are at the receiving end of the price rise and inflation.” People present at the rally included Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rahul Gandhi, and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The rally was earlier scheduled in Delhi but was shifted to Jaipur, Rajasthan after the Congress party could not get permission to hold the rally in Delhi.

All the leaders present at the rally also paid their tributes to late Bipin Rawat and 11 others who lost their lives in an unfortunate chopper incident in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

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