As the elections draw near in the state of Karnataka, the President of the Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi has shared some interesting views with the Deccan Herald, a Karnataka newspaper. In his speech, he directly accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of rigging the elections in Uttar Pradesh by polarizing the society. Moving on, he judged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rigid concept of nationalism and how it fails to benefit the citizens of India.
Rahul Gandhi has shown extreme ‘concern’ regarding the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) view followed by the BJP and how it is propagating violence, hatred, and animosity in India.
The RSS is an Indian right-wing nationalist organization which conceptualizes the actual meaning of being an Indian. Even though the Congress leader is against this view, he has respected it as a ‘fact’ ingrained in India which he does not wish to eradicate. Gandhi does not want a ‘BJP-mukt Bharat’ per se, as he believes all voices in a country should be heard as one. His main aim is to bring to light how the current Prime Minister of India has failed to keep the promises he had made to the public during his elections. His main “planks” for his rise to the leadership were promises of increasing employment opportunities, addressing agricultural problems and removing corruption from the Indian society. Rahul Gandhi points out to Karnataka that 4 years down the line, these problems are yet to be addressed.
The Karnataka Elections are set to be held on the 12th of May, with the results being announced within the 15th.