Rahul dubs PM Modi a ”formidable enemy,” vows to defeat him

Rahul dubs PM Modi a ”formidable enemy,” vows to defeat him

Tirunelveli (TN), Feb 28 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul
Gandhi on Sunday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi a
“formidable enemy” who ”crushed” his opponents and vowed to
send him to political oblivion by following the path of love
and non-violence.
During an interaction titled ”Educators Meet” at the St
Xavier College here, Gandhi, touring southern Tamil Nadu for
the second day as part of his second leg of campaign for the
April 6 assembly polls, also said he counted on the people”s
support to defeat the BJP.
When a participant wanted to know if Gandhi felt it was
possible to nudge the Modi government to implement his ”good
ideas” rather than waiting to assume power which seemed
”Utopian”, he said it could be done with the ”powerful” and
”valuable” support of the people.
It was important to dream big, though some of it may not
come true, he said in an obvious reference to snatching the
reins of power from the BJP at the Centre.
Continuing, he said, “yes we are fighting a formidable
enemy (Modi). We are fighting an enemy that is dominating the
money in this country. We are fighting an enemy that is
crushing its opponents. But we have done this before. We have
defeated a much bigger enemy (British) than this new enemy
that has come.”
Recalling the country”s independence movement, he said
the Britishers were much more powerful than Modi would ever
be.
“Who is Narendra Modi in comparison to the British
empire? nobody. People of this country sent the British empire
back and in the same way we will send Narendra Modi back to
Nagpur (RSS headquarters in Maharashtra),” he said.
Apparently, he meant that Modi would go into political
oblivion after defeat by the Congress with people”s support.
Gandhi said this would be achieved without any hatred,
anger or violence towards PM Modi or his party even if they
may ”abuse” or unleash ”violence” against them.
Congress is an ally of the DMK in Tamil Nadu and BJP is
a partner of the ruling AIADMK.
The Congress leader, replying to another participant,
alleged the BJP-led Centre claimed to “represent Hinduism” in
several ideas they espoused, but in reality it had nothing to
do with that faith.
Hindusim does not preach insulting, killing or beating up
people, Gandhi asserted, alleging “but they do it.”
The essence of all religions was love but the Central
government”s ”whole game” is to ”steal” money of ordinary
people, including farmers through initiatives like farm laws,
and give it away to the biggest businesses in the country, he
alleged.
To another question, he said he did not like the
Centre”s New Education Policy, 2020 either.
When a professor alleged the NEP was agenda driven,
Gandhi said any policy on education should be an outcome of
deliberations with learners and teachers.
“Unfortunately this was not done,” he claimed adding it
concentrated too much power in the hands of the Centre and it
was set to damage the education system.
Though NEP had a positive aspect of flexibility, it was
however, a “weapon to communalise, to push a particular
ideology into the Indian system and that is why I do not
like it.”
He batted for more scholarship so that more and more poor
students got education and underscored women empowerment.
To a demand on bringing back education to the state list
of the Constitution from the concurrent category, he said, “I
don”t know we will look into it.”
Centralising everything was a bad idea and
decentralisation and facilitating access to education from all
corners of the country were fundamental, he said.
In 1976, the then Congress government led by Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi shifted education, which was previously
a state subject, to the concurrent list allowing Centre to
legislate on the matter besides the states. PTI VGN
VS VS

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