Lok Sabha Election 2019

Probe Vadra but also investigate PM Modi, says Rahul in Chennai women's college

Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his address at a college in Chennai on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his address at a college in Chennai on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

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When a student asks about ED’s probe into money laundering cases against his brother-in-law Robert Vadra, he says the law must apply to everybody and not applied selectively.

One can’t have a negative, fearful atmosphere in the country and expect economic growth, which is directly related to the mood of the country, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in Chennai on Tuesday.

Addressing students of the Stella Maris College for women, he said the Congress would change the mood of the country and make people feel happy and empowered.

When a student asked about the Enforcement Directorate’s probe into money laundering cases against his brother-in-law Robert Vadra, Mr. Gandhi said the law must apply to everybody and not applied selectively.

“I will be the first person to say it... investigate Robert Vadra but also investigate Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

Reiterates charges

In his informal interaction with the students, he also brought up the issue of the Rafale deal and reiterated his allegations about the pricing of the aircraft and the process.

Mr. Gandhi said the Congress would pass the women’s reservation bill it if it came to power.

“Don’t see enough women in leadership positions. You cannot have women in power in India until attitude towards them changes,” he said.

In response to a question, he said he had learnt the lessons of humility and love from his mother Sonia Gandhi.

He asked the gathering, “Did you like demonetisaton?” When the audience answered, “No”, he said, “I think it’s pretty clear the damage demonetisaton did. PM should have taken your advice.”

Mr. Gandhi, who asked the students to challenge him and “make him uncomfortable”, also questioned whether the Prime Minister could stand in a large audience and answer people’s questions.

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