I’m Gandhi, not Savarkar, won’t apologise: RaGa amid BJP’s apology calls
25 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
A day after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government was afraid of his questions about Adani and that...
A day after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government was afraid of his questions about Adani and that democracy was under attack.
Rahul Gandhi stated that he will not “back down” from asking questions about the Adani stocks, despite threats, disqualification, and prison sentences. He was holding his first press conference since being disqualified from the Lok Sabha by a Surat court in a criminal defamation case in 2019.
Responding on the BJP’s calls for apology, he said, “My name is not Savarkar. I am a Gandhi. I won’t apologise.”
While addressing the media persons, Gandhi said, “This is the whole drama that is been orchestrated to defend the Prime Minister from the simple question- Who’s Rs 20,000 crore went to Adani’s shell companies? I am not scared of these threats, disqualifications or prison sentences.”
He stated, “I am not interested in anything but the truth. I only speak the truth, it is my work and I will keep doing it even if I get disqualified or get arrested. This country has given me everything and that is why I do this.”
The Congress leader stated, “I will keep asking questions on Adani issue, they cannot scare me by disqualification or putting me in jail. I won’t back down.”
He alleged that his speech made in Parliament was expunged, and he had later written a detailed reply to the Lok Sabha Speaker.
“Some ministers lied about me, that I sought help from foreign powers. But there is no such thing I have done. I will not stop asking questions, I will keep questioning the relationship between PM Modi and Adani,” he added.
He stated, “I have said many times that democracy is being attacked in the country. We are seeing examples of this each day. I asked questions in the Parliament regarding the relationship between PM Modi and Adani: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.”