Narendra Modi indulging in politics of anger: Rahul Gandhi
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Accusing Chief Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in 'politics of anger', All Indian General Secretary Rahul Gandhi addressing public meet at Bhuj in Kutch district on Saturday praised UP and Bihar for better implementation of Right To Information Act than Gujarat.
While crediting himself for controlling anger despite losing father and grandmother to terrorists, Gandhi, from Kutch itself, avoided controversial issue of Sir Creek, on which AICC president Sonia Gandhi locked horns with Modi after issue was raised by CM in letter to PM that said, "Sir Creek(off Kutch coast) should not be handed over to Pakistan."
"Gujarat mein 14,000 RTI applications pending hai. RTI Uttar Pradesh mein chalta hai. Bihar mein Chalta hai. Lekin yanha nahi chalta (14,000 RTI applications are pending in Gujarat. RTI is effective in UP. It is effective in Bihar but not here). Instead of any Congress-ruled state, he gave example of UP-ruled by Samajwadi Party and Bihar, where Modi's competitor for Prime Ministerial candidate Nitish Kumar of JD(U) is in power.
Gandhi, who had earlier in this week addressed rallies in Saurashtra and South Gujarat, had alleged that one person (Narendra Modi) has suppressed peoples voice for fulfilling his own dreams. Yanha ek vyakti ka sapna chalta hai, aur wo gusse ki rajniti karte hai. Gusse se kya hota hai. Gusse se aam aadmi ka sapna nahi dikhaye deta" (Here, only one man's dream matters and he is indulged into politics of anger. And anger do not allow to see others dream'').
Raising an emotive issue of murder of his grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajiv Gandhi – both former PM-at hands of terrorists – Gandhi said despite such big loss he has manged to handle anger.
"My father was killed. My grandmother was killed. Two out of total four most important persons in my life were taken away by terrorists. I was angry. But I kept that anger aside.''