Defending his comments on the Ordinance on convicted lawmakers that forced the government to withdraw it, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said there is no "right time" to speak the truth because choosing a time will make truth a lie.
"I was in Gujarat. There I was told by journalists that Opposition is saying that I had not chosen the right time to speak on the Ordinance. Is there any right time to speak the truth? If you chose the right time to speak the truth then its not truth but a lie," he said addressing the 'Balmiki Mahasammelan Adhikar Diwas'.
Gandhi's statement that the Ordinance on convicted lawmakers was "complete nonsense" and it should be "torn up and thrown away" had created a big controversy and government was forced to withdraw it.
Gandhi accused the Opposition BJP of not having an understanding about the poor and said "they don't spend night in your houses. They just talk about your progress but they don't hold your hands and they also don't understand your problems."
The programme was organised by All India Balmiki Federation, which felicitated Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with 'Balmiki Samman' for her contribution in the progress of the community.