Rahul Gandhi takes metro ride, accuses BJP of undermining Constitution

| Updated: 23 May, 2024 3:15 pm IST

NEW DELHI:As the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi reach their climax, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi made a significant move, engaging with the common populace by riding the Delhi Metro on Thursday. Accompanied by Congress candidate Kanhaiya Kumar, Gandhi interacted with commuters and posed for pictures, en route to a rally in Mangolpuri.

Accompanied by Congress candidate Kanhaiya Kumar, Gandhi interacted with commuters and posed for pictures, en route to a rally in Mangolpuri. He seized the moment to accuse the BJP of consistently aiming to undermine the Constitution, stressing that this electoral battle is fundamentally about protecting it.

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“In this election finally they have accepted that they want to change it,” Gandhi charged, emphasizing the BJP’s alleged desire to alter the Constitution. He underscored the historical and ideological significance of the Constitution, tracing it back to the legacy of Gandhi, Ambedkar, and Nehru.

“The fight is for safeguarding the Indian Constitution,” Gandhi reiterated at an election rally in Dilshad Garden, northeast Delhi, in support of Kanhaiya Kumar. He warned the BJP against attempting any alterations, asserting that such a move would meet staunch opposition from political adversaries and millions of citizens.

Responding to the Election Commission’s caution, Gandhi reiterated his stance, challenging the BJP’s purported intentions. “You will have to face us and the crores of people of India if you attempt it,” he added, doubling down on his assertion that the BJP lacks the courage to tamper with the Constitution.

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Meanwhile, as campaigning for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls concludes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gears up for the final leg of campaigning in Punjab. Amidst this, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal announced that protesting farmers will show black flags to the PM in Punjab over unmet demands, including a law on minimum support price for crops.

With Thursday marking the last day of campaigning in the capital, all eyes are now set on the polling day, May 25. The results are slated to be announced on June 4, determining the fate of the political landscape in Delhi amidst a charged atmosphere of constitutional safeguarding and electoral fervor.

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