‘Probe Vadra, but also Modi’
Chennai, March 13
Asserting that law must not be applied selectively, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said if his brother-in-law Robert Vadra can be probed, so can Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged role in the Rafale deal.
He also said economic growth is directly related to the mood of the nation and one cannot expect it to happen in a negative and fearful atmosphere.
The Congress will change the mood of the country and make people feel happy and empowered, the Congress chief said while addressing women students at a college here. Gandhi, who asked students to refer to him as Rahul, said the law must apply to everybody and not be applied selectively. The Congress chief said the PM should have the guts to face the media and asked why Modi was “hiding”.
The BJP and the government have repeatedly rejected the Congress’ allegation of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal. He also alleged that the BJP’s idea is to capture every institution of the country and run them from Nagpur, the RSS headquarters.
Gandhi said the Congress would pass the women’s reservation Bill if it comes to power.
“Don’t see enough women in leadership positions. You cannot have women in power in India until the attitude towards them changes,” he told the cheering crowd.
In response to a question, he said he had learnt the lessons of humility and love from his mother Sonia Gandhi.