In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi accused him of neglecting the issue of Manipur and disrespecting the idea of India. Speaking at a gathering in Kerala’s Wayanad, Gandhi criticized Modi for spending merely two minutes on the murder of ‘Bharat Mata’ (Mother India).
The Congress leader, known for his outspoken criticism of the ruling party, questioned why the Prime Minister had not made efforts to visit Manipur or take necessary steps to address the escalating violence in the region. Gandhi asserted that anyone who undermines the idea of India cannot be considered a true nationalist.
During his speech, Gandhi emphasized the significance of recognizing the cultural and ethnic diversity across the country, particularly in the conflict-torn state of Manipur. He argued that the Prime Minister’s failure to acknowledge and resolve the issues faced by the people of Manipur reflected a lack of commitment towards national unity and harmony.
Gandhi’s scathing remarks come at a time when Manipur has been witnessing a surge in violence, including frequent clashes between various communities and armed insurgents. The Congress MP highlighted the plight of the people living amidst this turmoil and criticized the government’s apparent apathy towards their suffering.
Critics of the Prime Minister have often accused him of focusing more on political campaigns and international trips, rather than addressing the pressing concerns of the country. Gandhi’s remarks underscore the deepening political divide between the Congress party and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Congress MP’s speech in Kerala’s Wayanad resonated with his supporters, who share his concerns about the crisis in Manipur and the growing divisiveness within the nation. Gandhi’s strong statement against Modi reflects the Congress party’s determination to hold the government accountable for its actions.
As the political landscape in India continues to evolve, the Opposition’s criticism of the Prime Minister’s policies and actions will likely intensify. It remains to be seen how the government will respond to these allegations and whether they will take concrete steps to address the concerns raised by Rahul Gandhi and others.