Rahul Gandhi: Explain stand on minority, Rahul Gandhi asked | India News
The expressions of concern got here within the backdrop of the Congress’ latest makes an attempt to dilute its pro-minority picture, with Rahul enterprise a sequence of temple visits whereas electioneering in Gujarat and Karnataka, declaring himself a Shiv Bhakt, and likewise indicating that he needed to go on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. The assembly comes months after UPA chief Sonia Gandhi mentioned BJP had been profitable in making a notion that Congress is a ‘Muslim social gathering’ for which the latter had suffered electorally.
Those that met Rahul included historian Syed Irfan Habib, economist Abusaleh Shariff, ex-telecom secretary MS Farooqui, industrialist Junaid Rahman, historian Rakshanda Jalil, journalist Farah Naqvi, Haroon Ali Khan, lawyer Fuzail Ayyubi and JNU professor Ghazala Jameel.
Through the hour-long interplay, Rahul responded to queries about whether or not Congress had a particular agenda for the minorities and the way the social gathering deliberate to handle the wants of Muslims in India. Sources mentioned the social gathering president remained cautious in his response, asserting that whereas Congress is dedicated to the reason for justice, and would fend for anybody who was marginalised or dealing with incarceration, he was not eager to have the social gathering recognized with one neighborhood. The Congress president can be believed to have advised his viewers, that he was eager to construct a programme-based alliance with ideologically dedicated companions and never fascinated with constructing a bigger unfavourable narrative in opposition to PM Modi.
Sources mentioned Rahul additionally appeared unwell relaxed over fees that Congress had ‘used’ the Muslim neighborhood to garner votes when wanted. In an try and allay such issues, Rahul is believed to have mentioned that Congress doesn’t ‘use’ a neighborhood, nor does it consider in pitting one in opposition to the opposite like BJP.