NDTV's Ravish Kumar speaks with Congress president Rahul Gandhi at Shujalpur in Madhya Pradesh
Shujalpur, Madhya Pradesh: NDTV's Ravish Kumar speaks with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi while he's campaigning at Shujalpur in Madhya Pradesh. "Narendra Modi talks about Rajiv ji, about Nehru ji, about Indira ji. I know the truth. I know my grandmother's truth. I know it's all lies that he is spreading," says Rahul Gandhi.
It is a country that is filled with love. He's filled with personal hatred. At public functions I meet with him with love. Even then he doesn't reply. I talk to him respectfully. He doesn't talk even then.
Sam Pitroda was wrong (with comments on 1984 anti-Sikh riots). There is no debate on 1984 tragedy. Whoever committed violence, they should be booked and punished.
Narendra Modi thinks giving speeches and comments are the PM's job. But PM's job is to think with strategy. He has no strategy in his work. Look at Jammu and Kashmir. For nine years I and Manmohan Singh ji worked hard; we strengthened panchayati raj, we empowered women. All that has been wasted. Manmohan Singh improved the country's economy carefully, strategically.
Narendra Modi has contributed to the country by showing us how not to run the country.
We are fighting against the RSS, those who want single-party rule in the country. The fight is between BJP-RSS and the progressive forces of the country. Wherever I go, people are saying they are scared. There's a force that's trying to control India.
Five years ago, some people said no one can defeat Narendra Modi. But we didn't back down. We fought in parliament, we fought on the ground. Now he's feeling scared. No one is today saying Narendra Modi will win.
If you govern the country without listening to anybody then the country cannot function properly.
I will follow whatever the public wishes. I cannot answer this question (on becoming PM if Congress wins) before May 23.
We are fighting against the ideology that is a threat to the Constitution. PM Modi is ignoring the intelligence of the RBI and announcing demonetisation.