Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday broke his silence on the controversy surrounding his comment “Congress is a party for Muslims.” Without confirming or denying his comment, Gandhi said that the religion and caste of people does not matter to him and he stands for the marginalised.
I stand with the last person in the line. The exploited, marginalised and the persecuted. Their religion, caste or beliefs matter little to me.
I seek out those in pain and embrace them. I erase hatred and fear.
I love all living beings.
I am the Congress.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 17, 2018
The controversy erupted when a Urdu Daily reported that Rahul Gandhi’s said “Congress is a party for Muslims” during an interaction with Muslim intellectuals. The editor of the newspaper later stood by his report and told Republic TV, a national news channel, that the Rahul Gandhi’s statement was recorded.
In the meanwhile, the Prime Minister made a pointed attack on Gandhi’s comment asking that is “Congress a party for Muslim men only?”
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