Real culprit for security breach is PM Modi’s economic policies: Rahul Gandhi

| Updated: 16 December, 2023 9:22 pm IST

NEW DELHI : Lok Sabha’s Congress MP Rahul Gandhi swiped at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government over the recent security breach inside the Parliament, on Saturday.

Gandhi illustrated that the real culprits were unemployment and inflation caused by Modi’s policies. “Unemployment and inflation are the catalysts behind the security breach in Lok Sabha due to PM Modi’s disastrous policies,” he told reporters.

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In a swift counterattack, BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya scoffed, “Rahul Gandhi never fails to talk nonsense. For the record, unemployment in India is at 3.2%, the lowest in six years.”

Malviya further added that the Congress and the I.N.D.I.Alliance should clarify Asim Sarode’s links to the Bharat Jodo Yatra, and also clarify their alleged connection with the breach. “Instead of addressing real issues, Rahul Gandhi and I.N.D.I Alliance leaders should explain the suspicious connections of those involved in the Parliament breach with Congress, TMC, and CPI(M). Rahul Gandhi, especially, needs to clarify his ties with Asim Sarode, linked to Bharat Jodo Yatra, offering legal aid to the intruders,” Malviya said.

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Another spat ensued as Gandhi took to microblogging site X, where he tweeted, “Where are the jobs? The youth are desperate – we must address this issue, provide jobs to the youth. Yes, there’s a security lapse, but the underlying cause is the nation’s paramount concern – unemployment!”

In an earlier retort, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal dismissed the notion that the Opposition members politicised the incident, placing the blame on Delhi police for labeling it as a terror attack.

“The Delhi Police deemed it (parliament security breach) a terror attack. It falls under the Union home minister, doesn’t it? We (Opposition members) didn’t politicize the incident; we didn’t label it a terror attack. We simply raised concerns over the glaring security lapse on the government’s part,” Venugopal asserted at the media briefing.

Venugopal had also challenged the “unconstitutional” suspension of the 15 Opposition MPs during the press briefing.

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