Raipur, May 17: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the RSS has captured the independent institutions of the country.
Addressing Jan Swaraj Sammelan at Chhattisgarh’s Raipur, Gandhi stated “the BJP is creating an atmosphere of fear. They don’t want Dalits, backward classes and women to fulfill their dreams”.
Hitting out at the Saffron Party, the Congress leader said “the BJP claims that women are not in the position to stand as equals alongside men. The only job of women, is to cook at home. The only job of Dalits, is to clean & sweep and not dream of a better future”.
“Every citizen of the country must be part of the progress of the country, be it a Dalit, an Adivasi”, he added.
Taking potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said that PM considers the farmers a burden on the nation. We consider the farmers to be the backbone of our country.
Speaking on Panchayati Raj system, he asserted ” it will devolve power entirely into the hands of the people”.
“Our duty is to enhance the Panchayati Raj to protect and restore their rights that the BJP is trying to snatch away”.
On Congress future plans, Gandhi said in the next year, our party will focus on 3 things, education, healthcare, and employment. We will work on education in government schools and make it more accessible.