Meghalaya Election 2023: “My speech is not appearing in the media because two or three big industrialists who are related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi are controlling the media. We can no longer express our feelings in the media,” said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at an election rally in Shillong. Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at BJP-RSS.
First Published Feb 22, 2023, 4:50 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi: While addressing his first election rally in Meghalaya, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS. Also, many plantings were done targeting the media. Rahul Gandhi said in a meeting held at Malki Ground in Shillong that his speech will not be seen in the media like that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said at an election rally in Shillong that “two or three big industrialists who are related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi are controlling the media, so my speech is not appearing in the media. We cannot express our feelings in the media anymore.” Also, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at BJP-RSS.
Alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh are like bullies in school classrooms, they criticized that they know everything and do not respect anyone. He alleged that the BJP, which thinks it knows everything, is like a ‘class bully’ who does not respect anyone. He also criticized the TMC, accusing the BJP of fighting Meghalaya elections to come to power in the northeastern state. He called upon the people to fight together against BJP-RSS. He said that the Congress will not allow the BJP to harm the language, culture and history of Meghalaya.
Showing the traditional jacket he was wearing, Rahul Gandhi said, “I am wearing it as a mark of respect for your culture and tradition. What I do reflects the people here and their culture.” The men of this region say that wearing a waistcoat, which is traditionally worn during ceremonies and important festivals, is a sign of respect for the culture and tradition of the people of Meghalaya. That is why he said that he also wore this coat. However, on the other hand, he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of wearing a jacket and attacking your religion, culture, history and language.
TMC has been heavily criticized. “You know the history of TMC… you know their tradition of violence and scandals in West Bengal. They spent huge amount of money in Goa (elections). They did it with the idea of helping the BJP. Right now they are thinking the same thing in Meghalaya. It is to strengthen the BJP and come to power in Meghalaya. TMC’s idea” he accused. Gandhi also accused the Conrad K Sangma-led MDA government in the state of being mired in corruption.
Last Updated Feb 22, 2023, 4:50 PM IST