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Hate Spread in Name of Caste, Religion, if Unchecked, Country Can Go Towards Civil War: Gehlot

New Delhi: Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot along with party leader Rahul Gandhi address a press conference on the issues of inflation and unemployment, at AICC HQ in New Delhi on Friday, Aug 05, 2022. (Photo: Anupam Guatam/IANS)

Gehlot also said the party’s rank and file is in favour of Rahul Gandhi becoming Congress president again.

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KANYAKUMARI — Ahead of the launch of the party’s 3,570-km ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday attacked the ruling BJP, claiming hate has spread in the country in the name of caste and religion and it can lead to a civil war if not checked.

“There is so much polarisation, hate has been created in the name of caste and religion. If this is not controlled, it can go towards civil war,” he said while addressing the media.

Addressing a press conference here, Gehlot said, “The BJP policies are about dividing the country and it is dangerous that can put the nation on the verge of civil war. The Congress will not allow it and this yatra’s focus is to counter polarisation. “If the condition remains like this the people will be afraid for their lives,” reports IANS.

“Rahul Gandhi is starting this march with this message and there is still time for Prime Minister Modi to change his policies,” Gehlot said.

Gehlot also said the party’s rank and file is in favour of Rahul Gandhi becoming Congress president again.

“We will all work together under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership. There are big challenges before the country and if Rahul Gandhi becomes the party chief, it will be easier to deal with them,” he said, reports PTI.

Gehlot said the country has been weakened due to communal issues and the party will fight it out.

He said that the Gandhi family has the highest credibility and that was why the BJP has been targeting the individuals of the family.

“The whole Congress party wants Rahul Gandhi to become president and he has said that he will listen to CWC and work of the party,” Gehlot reiterated.

Gehlot said, there was a need to give the slogan of ‘Bharat Jodo’ as an atmosphere has been created in the country, for the first time since Independence, that there is hate, tension and violence.

The whole country is concerned about this, he said. (With agency inputs)

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