Friday, June 21, 2024

Threats, disqualification, prison sentences will not silence me on Adani issue: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi: A Day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from the Lok Sabha; he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government was scared of his questions on Adani and that democracy was under attack.

Stating that he was not scared of threats, disqualification, and prison sentences, Rahul Gandhi said that he will not “back down” from asking questions on the Adani stocks issue.

He was addressing his first press conference after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha after a Surat court convicted him in a 2019 criminal defamation case.

While addressing the media persons, Gandhi said, “This is the whole drama that is been orchestrated to defend the Prime Minister from the simple question- Who’s Rs 20,000 crore went to Adani’s shell companies? I am not scared of these threats, disqualifications, or prison sentences.”

He stated, “I am not interested in anything but the truth. I only speak the truth; it is my work and I will keep doing it even if I get disqualified or get arrested. This country has given me everything and that is why I do this.”

The Congress leader stated, “I will keep asking questions on the Adani issue, they cannot scare me by disqualification or putting me in jail. I won’t back down.”

He alleged that his speech made in Parliament was expunged, and he had later written a detailed reply to the Lok Sabha Speaker.

“Some ministers lied about me, that I sought help from foreign powers. But there is no such thing I have done. I will not stop asking questions, I will keep questioning the relationship between PM Modi and Adani,” he added.

He stated, “I have said many times that democracy is being attacked in the country. We are seeing examples of this each day. I asked questions in the Parliament regarding the relationship between PM Modi and Adani: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.”

ANI

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