Behind every Race 3, there is one Salman Khan. Why am I saying so? Well, the first and second parts of the movie ‘Race’ performed well at the box office because Saif Ali Khan managed to attract the audience. And then, Race 3 happened. An irrelevant story displaying Salman Khan as the protagonist. The audience that has already given tremendous love to a series shouldn’t have been disappointed by introducing a completely irrelevant story and all new faces.
Thus, it can be assumed that the primary reason behind the failure of ‘Race’ at the box office was Salman Khan. Seemingly, there is one ‘Salman Khan’ behind Rahul Gandhi too. Wait, what? By Salman, I mean an individual who is preparing a political burial for him. At least, this is what his recent statements at Cambridge suggest.
Rahul Gandhi defends his notion
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hogged the limelight during the three-day Chintan shivir organised by Congress in Udaipur, the party scion went on a tirade yet again and made foolish statements.
“Some days back, I made a speech when I said, India, Bharat is a union of states. That is the line that is written in our constitution. India is not described as a nation but as a union of states. The states of India and its people have come together to form the union. And it is critical for the union of this country that the states and the people are allowed to have a constitution,” said Rahul.
Just when we thought he won’t stoop to any lower, he reached Cambridge University to speak at the ‘Ideas for India’ conference where he leveled serious accusations against the current government. Not only that, but he also demeaned India on an international platform.
While speaking to a hall packed with students, Rahul Gandhi defended his notion saying that “India is not a nation but a “union of states”. Rahul also noted that the word nation was a “Western concept”. “Think of India like a Europe that is politically and economically united — that is what India achieved 70 years ago. The RSS see India as a geographical India. For us, India comes alive when India speaks and dies when India goes silent. What I see is going on is a systematic attack on the institutions that allow India to speak…”
He further went on to say, “The single biggest learning experience of my life was my father’s death. The same event made me learn things I would never have learnt otherwise. So as long as you are ready to learn, it doesn’t matter how nasty people are. If Mr Modi attacks me, I say, ‘Great, I have learnt from him, give me more.’”
Rahul Gandhi did not stop here. He went on to criticise the government and Indian media in order to project the Congress party as ‘revolutionary’. He stated, “What we are fighting in India is a massive concentration of wealth and a capture of all the institutions. I am an opposition leader and I am talking to you in Cambridge.If the leader of the BJP was talking to you, you would see it all across India in the media. You will not see this talk for more than 30 seconds anywhere in the Indian media. We are not fighting apolitical party, we are fighting a capture of the Indian state and it’s not easy.”
Rahul Gandhi commented on Indian brotherhood and its services
He also made some rather condescending remarks about the Indian Foreign Service during the ‘Ideas for India’ conference.
Gandhi said, “I was talking to some bureaucrats from Europe and they were saying that the Indian foreign service completely changed, they do not listen to anything. They are arrogant… There is no conversation.”
It was not the only contentious point. He addressed loads of issues, most of which were controversial in nature. In one such controversial comment, Rahul Gandhi commented on the integrity and brotherhood of Indian states.
Making a bizarre observation about the development of the Constitution, Congress Vice-President remarked, “What emerged out of freedom movement was a negotiation between these states and identities and religion. So, India emerged bottom-up and all these states UP, Maharashtra, Assam, and Tamil Nadu got together and negotiated peace. From this union of states, which required a conversation, emerged the instrument of that conversation- the Constitution, the idea that one man will have one vote, the election system, the IITs, and the IIMs.”
Remarking that institutions that built the country were now occupied by the deep state, Rahul had also said, “We believe India is its people. But the BJP and the RSS believe it is geography. We are not just fighting the BJP; it’s no longer a pure political fight. The BJP has 100 % control of the media. The Congress is fighting to regain India. It’s an ideological battle now – a national ideological battle. The deep state is chewing the Indian state, much like what happened in Pakistan.”
He had also claimed that India in 1947 was a negotiation between its people, “We believe India is a negotiation between its people; The BJP & the RSS believe India is a geography; That it is a ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ whose benefits should be distributed to a few. We believe everyone should have equal access.”
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He also met Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in London on Monday and the Indian Overseas Congress shared the picture of the two along with Sam Pitroda.
Corbyn, who served as leader of the Labour party and leader of the Opposition from 2015 to 2020 in the UK, has been quite vocal about his criticism of India.
The team which is supposed to help him gain support from the Indians is rather leading him to become India’s most hated politician. And, why not? No Hindustani will ever support such bizarre comments on India’s nationhood and integrity. No Hindustani will ever vote for a leader who doesn’t think twice before spewing venom about his own country on an international platform.
While it can be assumed that Rahul’s team is preparing his script thinking that “any publicity is a good publicity.” But, what they didn’t understand was that it is a matter of India’s pride and no Indian will ever praise Rahul Gandhi for what he has done in the last few days.