Shortly after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma instructed the Director General of Police to initiate legal proceedings against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly "inciting the crowd" to breach barricades, the Congress leader responded on Tuesday, attributing the directive to "fear in their hearts." In addition, Gandhi criticized the chief minister for a social media post containing a "derogatory" statement about Dalits and backward castes.
During a public meeting at Goreimari in Barpeta as part of his 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra,' Gandhi remarked, "They are jumping up and down now, filing a case against me. The case shows the fear in their hearts. They are afraid as people of Assam are standing up as 'tufan' and 'andhi' (storm) against them."
Addressing a post by the chief minister on X, Gandhi expressed, "Your CM said Dalits and people belonging to backward castes are born to serve general castes. What can be more insulting for Dalits and backward castes? Why are you silent? You should not be silent; you are being insulted. You should keep your words in front of the CM. I will do it. Dalits, OBCs, Adivasis, minorities are not lesser than anyone," emphasizing the need to speak out against such statements.
Continuing his 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' from Manipur to Mumbai, Gandhi added, "Our mission in this march is to open a 'mohabat ki dukan' in the 'nafrat ka bazar.' We work to unite people."
(With Agency Inputs)