In his address with the Indian parliament, Rahul said, “I request the government, please do not learn the wrong lessons from Pakistan”, advising it to ‘be tolerant’.
“Listen to your people, embrace your own people,” he urged, adding, “Mahatma Gandhi gave voice to the people. Pakistan became a failure because their leaders crushed voices of their people…they were intolerant”.
He also lashed out at Indian Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh for referring to the killing of two Dalit children to the ‘killing of dogs’.
“Our prime minister allowed this man to continue as minister, in contrast with the constitution,” the Congress leader slammed, with opposition members chanting ‘shame-shame’.
Rahul Gandhi urged the Indian premier to respect those who have been upset by rising intolerance in India and address their concerns.