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“In US, Rahul Addressed Press Club, What About Modi?”

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“In US, Rahul Addressed Press Club, What About Modi?”

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Indian Overseas Congress Chairman Sam Pitroda said on June 23 that BJP is spreading lies about Rahul Gandhi, who is a dedicated Indian and has the “DNA of freedom fighters and people who sacrificed their lives for the country”.

The BJP had targeted former Congress President Rahul Gandhi for keeping the details of his meetings abroad secret and accused him of being an agent of the ‘other’ country.

Pitroda said that Rahul Gandhi is not going abroad to “complain” because he has said that “Indian democracy is for the larger global public good” and “India cannot be insulted” if anyone criticizes the government.

“Rahul Gandhi is not an agent of any country. He is a dedicated Indian who has the DNA of freedom fighters and people who believed in the idea of India. You (BJP) are calling him an agent? You got to be stupid,” Pitroda said in an interview.

Pitroda said that Rahul Gandhi is not going abroad to complain, because, as he has said and I totally agree with him, Indian democracy is for the larger global public good.

“We are the largest democracy in the world. And it is our moral responsibility to talk to other countries. Other countries need to be democratic, still, we respect them for what they are. We believe in freedom, liberty, justice, and inclusion. One doesn’t have to agree, but we believe that certain things are going through stress in India, and we want to spread that message and there is nothing wrong in it,” he said.

“Criticizing the government is different from criticizing India, but these (BJP) guys get confused and say that we are criticizing India. No, India cannot be criticized. India is too big; it cannot be insulted by anybody. India has a long history, special heritage, it cannot be insulted by anybody,” he said.

He added that an opposition leader can criticize the government, which is perfectly normal and should be acceptable, adding that one should pay attention to criticisms instead of attacking the critique.

Pitorda also said that during Rahul Gandhi’s recent six-day visit to the US, he met with 15 professors at Stanford University, who all specialize in studying democracy.

“These people have written books on democracy and it’s always good to have a conversation with them. We learned from them, they also learned from our side,” the Congress leader said.

Taking a swipe at the BJP for not holding a conversation, Pitroda said: “If the BJP does not want to have a conversation, it’s their privilege. When Rahul Gandhi came to the US, he addressed the National Press Club before 100 journalists from all over the world. I wish the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) would do that. That is what the Prime Minister should do rather than ask questions. That is democracy, and that’s what we are pushing for.”

He said the Congress wants a system that is “open, transparent, accountable”, and not personal attacks based on lies.

Pitroda has been instrumental in organizing the programs of Rahul Gandhi abroad.

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  • My question to pitroda, during 70+ years of congress rule, what did the common man achieve? Poverty, lack of educational opportunities, food insecurity, shelter and many many deficiencies. What did the congress “leaders”do? Loot and just more loot? How do you account for Chidambaram’s stashed wealth, not just crores, just laks, lakhs of crores, to the point of insulting common intelligence.

    June 23, 2023
    • please don’t forget money in the amount of 10000 crore was made by robert vadra, rajul brother in law by starting
      18 fake companies . they have a dna of stolen money not freedom fighters.

      June 26, 2023
    • OMG were you born after 2014? Or you got your education starting in 2014?

      June 27, 2023
  • Good wine does not need a push.
    PM Modi does not have to address so call back street press club,
    he had to address joint House of the USA.
    Which he did during his visit to USA.

    June 23, 2023
  • No one is saying is not hardworking. It’s just that the choices he makes are outright pathetic! Maybe he needs to fire his advisors. He should start with you, Sam Pitroda!

    June 23, 2023
  • I do not have any respect for RaGa or Sam Pitroda. I think they are crying like little kids to get attention and candy! During the last election, Sam had dragged Modi’s mother into politics saying bad things….this was on FB and I had scolded him for such poor behavior.

    June 23, 2023
  • So when Rahul said “Chokidar Chor hai” is that a personal attack based on facts or lies? Can Pitroda explain this?

    June 23, 2023
  • Sam, Which DNA Rahul has ? You talked about his DNA.

    June 23, 2023
  • The self appointed Chairman of so called Overseas Congress should be more worried about his future in US. Has he and his mentor Rauhal said any thing about creating jobs for Indians in India? Did he disclose plan for improving infrastructure and the living condition of Indians in India? Did he say his plan of addressing the uncompleted issues related to the partition of India? The world does not want to hear lectures about democracies. And was is the use of having meeting with press reporters and for what? Evidence of recession are creeping up in USA. Pitroda should worry about his job here as he will one day dies in US. Moreover, the name Sam Pitroda does not sound an Indian name.

    June 23, 2023
  • When India as a nation is flying high on the globe, leaders of the world bowing to this nation and to the current leadership, patriots of Bharat should be celebrating regardless of the party line. Since Modi’s leadership the progress of Indian people in every aspect of life has improved many many folds. People who do not want to see Indians progress, India become a leader in the world, do not deserve to be called patriotic.

    June 25, 2023
  • Sam Pitroda, RaGa and Obama who’s currently out of work should start a new party in India.

    June 27, 2023

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