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Modi’s BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of seeking Europe, US intervention to save Indian democracy

Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at an event at the Indian Journalists’ Association in London, UK, on Sunday, March 5, 2023. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Ever since Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, one of India’s major opposition faces, has set his foot in the UK and attacked the Narendra Modi government, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused him of letting the nation down.

Responding to Gandhi’s remark in London that democracy in India “has come undone”, the saffron party has accused him of “shaming the country” on foreign soil by “seeking foreign intervention”.

“BJP would like to emphatically state with great agony that Rahul Gandhi, in his speeches, has sought to shame India’s democracy, polity, parliament, political system and judicial system,” party spokesperson and former minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, according to NDTV.

Gandhi, 52, had questioned at an event in London “why Europe and the US, the defenders of democracies, were oblivious of how a huge chunk of democracy in India had come undone”.

The BJP sought clarification from Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and his predecessor Sonia Gandhi, the mother of Rahul.

“Rahul Gandhi wants that Europe and US should interfere to save democracy? No matter whose government it is, we have been strongly against any interference in our internal affairs. No foreign country must intervene in India’s internal affairs,” Prasad said.

“Mr Kharge, BJP wants to know, if you feel you are an elected president of the Congress, do you support the irresponsible and shameful comments of Rahul Gandhi that America and Europe must intervene in India to restore democracy? If you don’t then disown them. Sonia ji, BJP would like to urge you to make your stand clear on utterly irresponsible comments,” the BJP spokesperson asked.

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