BJP, Sena base their politics on bullying people, says Rahul Gandhi
AMETHI: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi attacked
the Shiv Sena and the BJP over the incident in Maharashtra Sadan in which a
Shiv Sena MP tried to force-feed a fasting Muslim staffer, saying the two
parties base their politics on “bullying people.”
Talking to reporters in his Uttar Pradesh
constituency, Gandhi also slammed the Narendra Modi government over price rise,
saying that it has failed to check rising prices of essential commodities
despite making promises.
Asked about the Maharashtra Sadan incident, he said it
reflected the ideology of the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party. “This
is the ideology of the BJP and Shiv Sena. They base their politics on bullying
people,” he said.
Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare was seen in a video clip
trying to force food into the mouth of a Muslim staffer who was observing
Ramadan fast. It kicked off a political storm on Wednesday, with parliament
witnessing an uproar.
Attacking the Modi administration, Rahul said the
biggest promise made by the National Democratic Alliance was that it will bring
down prices. “The government which has come, its biggest promise was to contain
price rise and corruption. The prices of vegetables have gone up. There has
been no solid action on the two issues,” he said. “There is a lot of difference
between (their) words and deeds,” Rahul added.