Rahul Gandhi, who earlier in the day chaired the Congress Parliamentary meet said that the Congress had never given the country a prime Minister who based his entire policy making strategy on TRPs. Gandhi further said that the Congress party had never given a Prime Minister to the nation who was prepared to inflict such suffering on the common man to protect his own persona. Gandhi spoke about cross-border terrorism and ceasefire violations and said that it was high time that the government developed a coherent strategy to stop the attacks. He said that that the country was led to believe that the idea behind the surgical strikes was to stop Pakistan from conducting cross-border attacks.
Gandhi further noted that there have been 21 major terror attacks and hundreds of ceasefire violations since the surgical strikes. Speaking of Kashmir, the CongressVice President said that Modi was the same person who ridiculed the Congress during their rule, but sits silently in the parliament quietly Kashmir kept burning. Gandhi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be remembered as a man who lifted massive political space to anti-India forces by creating opportunistic BJP-PDP poll alliance.
Rahul Gandhi earlier chaired the Party’s parliamentary meet for the first time, in the absence of Sonia Gandhi. Congress MPs from both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were reported to be present during the meet. Congress, along with the rest of the opposition is expected to raise the issue of the demonetisation drive again in the parliament and demand a discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The national party has been quite vocal in its protest of the demonetisation drive and has held marches and other forms of protests against the overnight decision made by the Prime Minister.