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In Singapore, Rahul Gandhi slams BJP for polarising society, less concern for peace, tranquility

India Today

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "polarising society" and said that the party is "less concerned about peace and tranquility".

Rahul Gandhi is on a two-nation visit to Singapore and Malaysia. During his meeting with Indian-origin CEOs and entrepreneurs in Singapore today, the Congress president said, "We see society as a system that has to be kept in balance. The BJP on the other hand is less concerned about peace and tranquility. We see very serious dangers of polarising society and risks arising from them".

Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress is for a transition that "carries everybody together". "We are seeing the biggest migration of rural people in India. We have challenges. Broadly our view is we want a peaceful transition, a transition that carries everybody together," the Congress president said.

In his interaction with Indian-origin entrepreneurs in Singapore, Rahul Gandhi pitched a new "Congress party" that "envisions values you were born with".

"We faced a storm in 2012. Between 2012 and 2014 the system was destabilised and we saw the consequences. We have a clean slate now, and a new opportunity. We will present you with a new Congress Party that envisions the values you were born with," the Congress president said.

Rahul Gandhi will visit the INA Memorial and then interact with students at the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS). The Congress president will meet Singapore's foreign affairs minister Vivian Balakrishnan in the evening.

Sam Pitroda, the man behind Rahul Gandhi's US trip last year, and Congress leader Milind Deora are accompaning the Congress president in Singapore.


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