Says BJP had “distorted” his image using money and manpower
Ahmedabad : Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi helped him “the most” and he does not hate him.
“Modiji has helped me the most… How can I hate him,” Rahul Gandhi said in an interview to Gujarati news channel GSTV.
He was asked about the comments made against the Nehru-Gandhi family by the Prime Minister.
“If you look at religion and the history of the nation, love has to be the response to hatred. There is zero emotion of anger and hatred in me,” he said in response to a question on the comments made on the Nehru-Gandhi family.
“It is the nature of our family. Maybe the legend of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi taught this to our family…,” he added.
Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Gujarat’s ruling BJP had “distorted” his image using money and manpower.
Campaigning for the Gujarat assembly polls ended on Tuesday. Speaking to Gujarati news channels a day ahead of the second and final phase of polling, Gandhi expressed confidence that the Congress would win.
Asked if he had had an image makeover, Gandhi said, “There was no makeover. BJP workers used money to distort the reality of Rahul Gandhi… a lot of money was put into this.”
They deployed a lot of people so that Rahul Gandhi’s image could be damaged, he said.
“I believe in the truth. I speak the truth. Now the truth is coming out and they are not able to see it,” he said.
Questioned on his temple visits during the campaign, the Congress leader asked in turn, “Is there a ban on visiting temples? I go to temples as I like to go there.” The results for the December 9 and 14 assembly election will be announced on December 18.
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