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Rahul Gandhi attacks PM, says RSS wants to crush Tamil language, culture

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This election is about giving a message. First is, that our country is a country of different religions, cultures, languages, histories and we respect all that. We do not accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s and RSS’ attempt to humiliate and crush Tamil culture, language and Tamil history,” said Rahul Gandhi hitting BJP and calling on Tamilians that the core interest of ‘Tamil Language’ is in peril in the hands of the BJP.

Kanyakumari (India), March 1: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday made a scathing attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi,Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) while campaigning in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi, saying Palaniswami has been acting on the directions of the Prime Minister and the saffron party is attempting to humiliate and crush Tamil culture, language and history.

“This election is about giving a message. First is, that our country is a country of different religions, cultures, languages, histories and we respect all that. We do not accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s and RSS’ attempt to humiliate and crush Tamil culture, language and Tamil history,” said Rahul Gandhi hitting BJP  and calling on Tamilians that the core interest of ‘Tamil Language’ is in peril in the hands of the BJP.

“Government in Delhi doesn’t respect Tamil culture. They have a Chief Minister who does everything they say. CM (E.K. Palaniswami) doesn’t represent State, he represents what Modi wants him to do. A person who bows before only Prime Minister Narendra Modi can’t represent Tamil Nadu,” said Rahul Gandhi at a roadshow in Kanyakumari, during a roadshow in Kanyakumari as a part of his campaign for the April 6 assembly elections.

“He (CM) must not let Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) insult Tamil culture. Modi says ‘1 nation, 1 culture, 1 history’. Is Tamil not an Indian language? Is Tamil history not Indian or is Tamil culture not Indian? As an Indian, it’s my duty to protect Tamil culture, said Rahul Gandhi on the second day of his visit to poll-bound Tamil Nadu.

“I was told that when Kamaraj Ji died, his entire belongings were in one small suitcase. A leader like him truly represents Tamil people and their aspirations. He had fought for his people, and that is the kind of leader you need as Chief Minister,” he said during a roadshow in Kanyakumari.

The Congress leader recalled former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kumaraswami Kamaraj for his leadership quality and said that when it came to implementing the mid-day meal in the state, the leader did not care about the economists’ opinion that it would be a bad idea he only listened to the people and introduced the scheme.

Tamil Nadu assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 6 and the counting of votes will be done on May 2, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Friday.

Polls will be held for 234 seats in Tamil Nadu with the Congress-DMK and BJP-AIADMK alliance being the major groups contesting against each other.

He further said the Congress party looks forward to a government in Tamil Nadu that looks after the interest of farmers, small businesses and labourers.

On Saturday, Gandhi had slammed the Union Government, stating that the Centre thinks they can control the people of Tamil Nadu. He even targeted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and alleged that he is a corrupt leader.

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