KAMRUP (ASSAM): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has spelt out his five point vision, ‘Paanch Nyay’ for justice in the country. These include justice for youth, justice for women, justice for farmers, justice for labourers and justice of participation.
Addressing a press conference in the outskirts of Guwahati, Rahul said, he was quite firm in his belief as what was his mission and motto and he will never be intimidated. He also asserted that power needs to be shared equitably. He said, each of the five agendas of justice will be backed up by specific action plan which will be revealed in next few weeks.
Replying to a question on the harassment and impediments faced by the Nyay Yatra during its course in Assam, Gandhi said, he was not feeling disturbed or intimidated rather he was feeling happy, as the yatra had become the main focus in the state. He said, he even waived kisses at the BJP workers who also waived at him.
In fact, Gandhi added, it was not the Chief Minister himself who was doing it as it was being orchestrated from Delhi. He said, if the Chief Minister says something that is not liked by people in Delhi, anybody can imagine his fate given the cases pending against him (the Chief Minister). “More he does it, better it is for us”, he remarked about the intimidating attempts by the Chief Minister.
Gandhi said, the BJP was rattled with the grand success of Bharat Jodo Yatra last year. He pointed out, earlier they were very dismissive about the BJY. But, he added, eventually it touched the crescendo of success. He observed, that is the reason that the BJP is now trying to disrupt the Nyay Yatra in the beginning itself. However, he asserted, he will not be deterred and intimidated.
Rahul Gandhi said, during his conversations with people in Assam, two main things had emerged. One was that the Chief Minister of Assam was one of the most corrupt Chief Ministers in the country and second the state faced the problems of unemployment and price rise, while the farmers and other common people were suffering.
To a question whether the INDIA partners will join the Nyay Yatra in states like West Bengal and Bihar, he said, he and the Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge had personally invited all of them.
To a question as who will be the challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming General Elections, he said, it will be the ideology of INDIA against the ideology of Modi and the RSS.
On the leadership issue of the INDIA, he made it categorically clear that INDIA was an ideology that was fighting the ideology of Narendra Modi and the RSS with sixty percent people of India supporting it.
On a further question, Rahul Gandhi said, the leadership issues will be discussed and decided after the elections.