Manipur Polls: Rahul Gandhi Reiterates ‘Union Of State’ Remark; PM Modi To Rally On Tuesday
Guwahati: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reiterated his ‘union of state’s remark once again on Monday. He was campaigning in Imphal ahead of Manipur polls.
Manipur poll dates were earlier revised and voting will be held now on February 28 and March 5.
Endorsing his previous remark, he said, “In Parliament, I spoke about the situation in our country and described our country as union of state. This is the definition of our India in the Constitution.”
Taking a jibe at the saffron camp of BJP, the Congress senior leader added that when BJP came to Manipur, they came not with respect, not with understanding but with a sense of superiority.
“I come with humility because I understand that you have a lot to give, that there is a lot I can learn from you – from the diverse tribes, from the valley, from the hills, from everybody here,” he added.
Earlier, reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s remark of ‘union of states’, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma slammed the former of having ‘tukde tukde philosophy’ and said that ‘India is far beyond just a union’.
Meanwhile, BJP sources said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will land in Imphal on Tuesday to address a BJP rally for the Manipur assembly polls.