Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today accused the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of instigating people to divide the country like the British.
In his fourth visit to the state for poll campaigning, the Congress leader blasted the BJP for allegedly "dividing the country like the British Raj" and talking about love and unity. "Like the British Raj, the opposition and Modi also believe in the divide and rule policy. Modi goes to Maharashtra and instigates people there, women in Karnataka are beaten up," he asserted.
Continuing his tirade, Rahul said, "The opposition only criticises and never speaks good of anyone." "We are not aggressive. We talk of love, brotherhood and unity. Like Sri Sankardeb (14th century socio-religious reformer) in Assam, Gandhiji worked for unity in the entire country," he said. "India's strength is in unity among Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikh, Jains. India gets strenghth from it," Gandhi asserted.