New Delhi, 15 Dec: In his first speech as Congress President Rahul Gandhi said,” Politics belongs to the people, but today politics is not being used for people. It is not being used to uplift people, but to crush them.”
Talking about the changing scenario of Indian Politics the newly elected Congress president said,”Many of us are disillusioned by politics of our time. Today, politics is devoid of kindness and truth .”
Meanwhile, Rahul also criticised Prime minister Narendra Modi for taking Indian politics to an era of undemocratic rule, he said, “Congress took India to the 21st century, but the PM, today, is taking us back to the medieval times.”
To motivate the Congress party workers Rahul said that only Congress and its ‘pyara karyakarta & neta’ could save the country from BJP’s violent political tactics.
Addressing Congress party workers and all delegates Rahul talked about his feelings on becoming the President of a 132 years old party, he said,”It is with the deepest humility, that I accept this position (of Congress President) knowing that I will always be walking in the shadow of giants.”
“Congress is an ancient India. BJP would have you believe they are the oldest idea in the universe, as usual, this is not the truth.In India, there are 2 ideas that have clashed, the idea of self vs the other.BJP are soldiers fighting for self. Congress guided by service of the community,” he added.
Taking a jibe at Modi’s way of politics Rahul said,”We are now being compelled to imagine that businesses can be built without harmony that only one man himself is the voice of reason. Expertise, experience and knowledge can be cast aside for personal glory .”
Rahul Gandhi also said,”You have an example in front of you, once the fire breaks out it is difficult to douse it, that is what we are telling the people of BJP, that if you set the nation on fire it will be difficult to control. Today BJP has spread the fire of violence across the country.”