Congress – INC India:
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the Bahujana Sangamam at Gandhi Square, Sultan Bathery, Wayanad, Kerala.
Both the BJP & CPI(M) believe in violence. In their ideology, violence is deeply embedded. They think that by being violent, by threatening, they can shape peoples behaviour.
They both think that by acting violently they can frighten people. This is a very deep confusion in their mind. Because they lack courage, they think that violence can shape other peoples behaviour. But that is not the case.
The Prime Minister thinks that by making me sit in ED for 5 days, they can change my behaviour. This is the confusion in the mind of the PM. The same way, CPI(M) thinks by breaking into my office I will change my behaviour.
My behaviour is shaped by my affection for my country. It is shaped by my affection for the toiling masses of the country. It can never be shaped by my opponents and my enemies.
It has been almost 1 month now and I have not been given any reassurance by the state government about the concrete steps they have taken (for the eco-system and buffer zone).
There is complete clarity in the UDF. We do not want a buffer-zone which includes inhabited areas.
This has been our position since the very beginning. The LDF, the CM should stop spreading confusion. Breaking my office is not going to make any difference to anything.
The CM has been elected to look after the interests of the people of Kerala. He should act quickly in the interest of the people of Wayanad. I don’t understand why the people of Wayanad should suffer because of the actions of the LDF govt.
I am very clear in my mind, if the LDF govt proceeds with including inhabited areas in the buffer zone, the UDF & Congress will fight them in every inch of the way.
We do not believe in violence, but we will non-violently resist the CM, the LDF govt, and we will ensure that the interest of the people of Wayanad is protected.
We are not going to allow inhabited areas to be part of the buffer zone.
The Chief Minister should be clear, it is not just the UDF & Congress party, it is the people of Wayanad who are against the decision.
I know the people of Wayanad, they are not afraid of violence or threats.
We stopped the 3 farm laws, PM Modi had to take them back, we will stop this decision here as well.