Constitution of the country is under threat from the BJP: Rahul Gandhi

Dec 28, 2017, 11:04 IST

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today attacked the BJP for “operating on lies” and “attacking the Constitution”.

On his first Congress Foundation Day after taking over as President of the party, Rahul also said the difference between the Congress and the BJP is that the Congress “may lose” but still won’t use lies, while the BJP “operates on the basic idea that lies can be used for political benefit”.

Addressing the members of the party at the 133rd foundation day of the Congress party, the party president accused senior BJP leaders of tampering with the country’s constitution in a clandestine manner. He was referring to Union minister Anantkumar Hegde ‘s remarks on amending the Constitution to remove the word ‘secular’ from it.

“What is happening today in or country is a web of deceit, The BJP operates on the basic idea that lies can be used for political benefit and it is the difference b/w us & them, we might not do well, we might even lose but we will not give up the truth,” he added.

Yesterday, Rahul had referred to finance minister Arun Jaitley as “Jaitlie” following his remark in the Rajya Sabha clarifying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t mean to question his predecessor Manmohan Singh commitment to India when he accused him of colluding with Pakistan.

“PM in his speeches didn’t question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or Former VP Hamid Ansari, any such perception is erroneous, we hold these leaders in high esteem, as well as their commitment to India,” said senior BJP leader and Union minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.