Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the Karnataka government’s ‘Quest for Equity’ event among other things raked up the issue of Rohith Vemula’s death and said, “I don’t call it suicide, I call it murder.” He had earlier also hit out at the Centre and questioned the handling of the state of affairs in J&K in the past few months. 

The Congress vice-president also took on the Centre over its demonetisation move and said, “Publicly they called it a stroke of genius, privately they called it insanity.”

Rahul Gandhi further lashed out the Modi government and said, “What is happening today is the systematic capture of India’s democratic institutions. By the PM, bureaucrats and the RSS.”

“The emperor is completely naked but nobody around him has the courage to tell him,” the Congress vice-president added. 


Rahul was speaking at the event in Bengaluru that was organised to mark the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar. Further speaking out his thoughts, Rahul Gandhi said, “I don’t call it suicide, I call it murder. Rohit Vemula was crushed and murdered by the indignities he suffered.”

Rahul Gandhi also spoke on Md Akhlaq’s killing saying he was butchered because they say he stole a calf. “It was a lie. Instead of questioning his (Md Akhlaq) brutal killing they ask whether the meat in the fridge was mutton or beef.”

Praising Dr BR Ambedkar during the event, Rahul also said, “Truth and power are not the same thing. Dr. Ambedkar is great because he stood for the truth.”