Rahul should apologise to nation for vilification campaign: MP Khatana

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a press conference in Jammu , on Tuesday 24 January 2023.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a press conference in Jammu , on Tuesday 24 January 2023. Mir Imran for Greater Kashmir

Jammu, Mar 19: MP Rajya Sabha Engineer Gulam Ali Sunday criticised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for launching, what he alleged, “a vilification campaign against own country in a foreign land.”

He alleged that a dynast, who was not even president of his party, was remote- controlling the party and launching a tirade against the Indian nation while visiting abroad. “Rahul Gandhi should apologise for vilifying India,” he said.

Addressing a public meeting in village Joura farm in Ranbir Singhpura on Indo-Pak border, mainly inhabited by Scheduled Tribes, Khatana said that dynastic parties including Congress, National Conference, PDP used poor and backward people as their vote bank and did nothing to uplift them. He said that Rahul Gandhi was creating a hoax of having travelled 7000 kilometers on foot and listening to the problems of the people.

“Out of power Congress and its allies are just trying to create a false narrative against the present government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India and abroad,” said MP Khatana, adding, “People are the best judge and they love Narendra Modi and his development and progress oriented policies.”

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government ensured peace on the borders and in the country too. He said that development and peace were the main priorities of the Modi led government and people were coming forward to take this mission forward.

Khatana said that traditional parties exploited the poor and backward for their vote bank politics and promoted dynasties only. “It is for the first time in the history of India that the government is working for the poorest of the poor. COVID pandemic affected the pace of progress during the past two years but the developmental progress is back on rails now and in the coming days employment would also increase,” he said.

Former minister Sham Choudhary, Sunil Dutt Shastri, BJP district president Jammu border, Sarpanch Liyakat Ali, ex-MLA and DDC Gharu Ram Bhagat, Ravi Mehra, OBC Morcha, Barqat Ali, ST Morcha were also present.

Locals projected the demand of a KV School, Hostel for border dwellers, elevation of Middle School to High School. MP Khatana assured to take up the matter with the concerned authorities.

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