Dubai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, addressing the Indian diaspora in UAE, said that he will bring back a united India that is being divided for political reasons and witnessing four and half years of intolerance.
He was addressing people at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium as on Friday as part of his two-day visit in UAE. Though he never mentioned the name of Narendra Modi, his speech was an attack on the Prime Minister and the BJP government.
He spoke about the current situation in India referring to his meeting with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. "At here (in the UAE), it is the 'Year of Tolerance', but back home (in India), I'm sad to say we have been witnessing intolerance for the last four-and-a-half years," Rahul said in a veiled attack on the BJP rule at the Centre. He said that the aim of Congress was to retain tolerance in the country. He said that one man’s decision must not dominate a country, instead diversity should reign.
Rahul said that a leader cannot lead a country without giving value to the issues of public. “Congress will win in the next election. The expats who have contributed to the upliftment of India can also help in this. Congress will bring a facility to reflect your voice at the Indian parliament. Some are trying to create a Congress-free India. But, we do not wish to create a BJP-free India. We dream about a country where everyone’s voices are heard,” said Rahul.
“India cannot succeed if divisions exist. India needs second Green Revolution and White Revolution. We should all work together to attain that. I want to tell you that till the day I die, my doors, my ears and my heart will always be open for you,” Rahul told to a cheering crowd.
Rahul also announced that Congress will give a special position to Andhra Pradesh when they come into power.
A huge crowd was present at the stadium to see Rahul Gandhi. The massive crowd with Malayalees in majority was more than the expectation of the organizers. They cheered throughout Rahul’s speech.