Who are the people within Congress wanting to get rid of Rahul, wonders Anurag Thakur

"Rahul Gandhi is a habitual offender and loose cannon. He thought he could say anything without facing any consequences," the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports said.

Published: 24th March 2023 09:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2023 10:52 AM   |  A+A-

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (L) and Union Minister Anurag Thakur. (File Photo | PTI)

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NEW DELHI: Following the disqualification of Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha, Union Information and Broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur on Friday said the Congress leader always considered himself to be above Parliament, the government, the judicial system and the country.

Thakur said Gandhi epitomised "unparliamentary" conduct and also pointed out his poor legislative track record in Lok Sabha to claim that the people of Wayanad will be relieved to get rid of him.

“Rahul Gandhi should see this well-planned purge against him inside the Congress…He himself said that it was unfortunate he is an MP. Today, he got freedom from his misfortune. Along with him, the people of Wayanad also got rid of him,” said the minister in a press conference.

Referring to the defamation case in which the Congress MP was convicted on Thursday, Thakur added he had gone ‘beyond the limits’. “He said ‘All thieves are Modi’. His basic thinking behind all this was that he is above the law of the land and nothing can ever happen to him,” Thakur said.

“Rahul Gandhi ji must investigate this well-thought-out conspiracy created inside the Congress to oust him. Who in Congress wants to get rid of Rahul Gandhi? There are big lawyers in Congress. Was there not a single man to give correct advice to him or was he intentionally misled?” he added. 

Thakur said Rahul Gandhi had been indicted in seven different cases. “Apart from this, in many cases, he had to apologize for his lies and unrestrained rants. This proves that Rahul Gandhi is a habitual loose cannon. Rahul Gandhi ji insulted Modi ji not once but repeatedly by using abusive words. He went further and insulted an entire community (OBC),” Thakur said. 

Hitting back at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge for his claim that Gandhi has been punished for speaking the truth on the Adani-Hindenburg issue, he asked if abusing deprived and backward communities means speaking the truth.

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