India is not a map but an emotion, says Rahul Gandhi

India  is not a landmass within its political boundaries but an emotion, said Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi in Malappuram on Wednesday.  

Published: 30th September 2021 06:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2021 06:21 AM   |  A+A-

MP Rahul Gandhi, interacting with Rana Fathima, a three-year-old girl who became popular after swimming across the river at Chennamangallur on Wednesday | Express

By Express News Service

KOZHIKODE: India is not a landmass within its political boundaries but an emotion, said Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi in Malappuram on Wednesday.

“What is India? That is the political question being asked today. If you read people like Savarkar, they define India in terms of geography. They take a pen, draw a map and say this is India; outside that line it is not India (for them). For me, India is the people who live here,” he said after inaugurating a dialysis centre at Kalikavu near Wandoor.

“For RSS, India is just limited to the map. But for Congress, India and its people are an emotion,” he said at another event at Pulparambil here. “When one goes out to work and they treat others with respect there, they uphold Indian values. We see India among the thousands of Keralite nurses abroad who treat patients with respect,” he said. 

Autorickshaw drivers of Wandoor had a VIP joining their tea session on Wednesday. It was Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi who found time to have a chat over tea with them at Aathas restaurant in Wandoor. The MP was returning after inaugurating the dialysis facility at Hima dialysis at Kalikavu at noon.

The autorickshaw drivers said that Gandhi scion inquired about their lives and job. He also had a chat with the restaurant owner K F C Zubair.  Opposition leader V D Satheeshan, AICC general secretary K C Venugopal, A P Anilkumar, MLA, and district panchayat member K T Ajmal were with Rahul Gandhi.


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