Launching a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that ruling party only believes in one ‘feeling’ and that it originates from Nagpur. “BJP believes that there should be no expression of any feeling other than the feeling that begins and ends in Nagpur,” Rahul Gandhi said. Gandhi also met DMK chief Karunanidhi at latter’s Gopalapuram residence in Chennai. He also accused Narendra Modi government of mishandling the situation in Kashmir. “Around six, seven months ago, Mr. Arun Jaitley came to see me and I told him that they are mishandling Kashmir and they are going to set Kashmir on fire. And Jaitley brushed me aside and said that Kashmir is peaceful,” Rahul said. Rahul’s statement comes a day after he had accused Modi government of suppressing voices of a ‘billion Indians’. “We will never allow silencing of more than a billion India voices… We are not going to stand and watch while they peddle their ridiculous ideas,” he said. “All of us on the stage, people in the crowd, and all those watching will not let the RSS or Narendra Modi impose one idea on this country,” Gandhi said.
Rahul, who had gone to attend a function organised by DMK on Karunanidhi’s 94th birthday and diamond jubilee of his legislative career here, he said the nonagenarian leader was loved by millions of people in Tamil Nadu. The Congress vice president, while praising Karunanidhi’s service to the state, said, “When Karunanidhi speaks, it isn’t only he is speaking, when he opens mouth it is the voice of people of Tamil Nadu that he is speaking,” ANI added further. Apart from Rahul Gandhi, the function was attended by several top opposition leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPI(M) and CPI General Secretaries Sitaram Yechury and S Sudhakar Reddy, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, among others.