Is Rahul Gandhi above the law…: Ashwini Vaishnaw

29 March, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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Union Minister claimed that Rahul Gandhi practises entitlement politics and asked if he is above the law.

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched an attack on Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, claiming that he was disqualified as a Lok Sabha MP because of his “arrogance,” and that the Congress leader believes it is his “birthright” to rule the country because he was born into a certain family.

As per reports, Vaishnaw said, “Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified because of his arrogance. He thinks it is his birthright to rule this country and that is causing all this cognitive dissonance in his mind.”

Earlier today, during a press conference here, the Union Minister claimed that Rahul Gandhi practises entitlement politics and asked if he is above the law.

“When the court gave the decision over the insult of the OBC community, Rahul Gandhi today says that the court is wrong. Rahul Gandhi thinks that ruling this country is his birthright. He does the politics of entitlement. He thinks that it becomes his birthright to rule the country since he is born into a certain family. He considers himself above the Constitution, court and Parliament,” Vaishnaw said.

“He considers himself above the country’s institutions. Rahul Gandhi thinks no court can give a judgement against him… He thinks that the provision in the Constitution for disqualification should not be applied to him because he is in politics with a feeling of entitlement,” he added.

Further slamming the opposition for attempting to unite against the Centre on the Adani issue and Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, the Minister claimed that all the “corrupt” have gathered on a single stage.

“All the corrupt people have come together on a single stage. Their only objective is to derail and disturb the government and the new energy in the country. Those people should remember how the country was looted during the UPA government and conspiracy was hatched to weaken the institutions,” he said.

“Those who talk about institutions should answer if the institutions are strengthened by tearing apart the ordinance when the Prime Minister was abroad. This proves that Rahul Gandhi considers himself above every institution,” Vaishnaw added citing Rahul Gandhi’s old incident in 2013.

Earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the opposition, saying that all those who are deeply rooted in corruption have banded together and are attacking the country’s constitutional institutions  PM Modi was speaking at an event following the inauguration of the newly constructed BJP central office (extension) in the national capital.

In his address, PM Modi said, “We have a strong foundation of constitutional institutions. That’s why to stop India, constitutional institutions are being attacked. Conspiracies are being hatched to defame our institutions and bring down their credibility”.

“When agencies take action against those who are deeply rooted in corruption, they attack the agencies. When courts pronounce order, questions are being raised on the judicial system,” he added.