Opposition well organised in India, says Rahul Gandhi

Wednesday 07th June 2023 07:32 EDT

Amid efforts back home to galvanise the rival political forces against the BJP government at the Centre with an eye on next year's Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the Opposition in India was "pretty well united". Rahul was on a six days US tour in San Francisco, Washington DC and New York.

“It’s our job, it's our business, and it's our work to fight the battle for democracy in India. “And it's something that we understand, we accept, and we do,” he told reporters at a news conference at National Press Club.

“But the thing to remember is that Indian democracy is a global public good. Because India is large enough that a collapse in democracy in India will have an impact on the world. So that is for you to think about how much you have to value Indian democracy. But for us, it's an internal matter, and it's a fight that we are committed to, and we are going to, we are going to win,” Rahul said.

PM Modi deserves respect: Sam Pitroda

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US approaches, Congress leader Sam Pitroda has said that he is ‘proud’ of the reception given to the senior leader. The Indian Overseas Congress chief, however, asserted that the PM was ‘getting reception’ because he represented 1.5 billion Indians and 'not because he's BJP’s prime minister'.

'…someone told me that, the Indian Prime Minister is getting a lot of reception. And I said I'm happy about it because, at the end of the day, he's also my prime minister. But let's not make a mistake. He's getting reception because he's India's prime minister. And not because he's BJP’s prime minister. Separate these two things," Pitroda said.

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