Hon'ble Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed public meeting in Imphal, Manipur

Hon'ble Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed public meeting in Imphal, Manipur





Highlights of CP Speech                                                                       20 March, 2019


Congress President Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed public meeting in Imphal, Manipur. 

Shri Rahul Gandhi said- Party leaders, Workers, NSUI, Youth Congress, Mahila Congress, Sewadal Workers, Friends from the media, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to welcome all of you here today and thank you for coming to listen to me.

I had a wonderful interaction with Manipur’s Youngsters. I was very happy to see the brilliant students of this state. Today, India is faced with a job crisis. Every parent is asking the question, is my son or daughter going to be able to get a job in today’s India? The Prime Minister, he promised this country that every year, he will give 2 crore youngsters a job, huge promise, every year I will give 2 crore jobs to India’s youngsters. He has been in power for five years and this morning the jobs statistics have come out and I would like to tell you exactly what Mr. Narendra Modi has done for the youngsters of this country.

Brothers and sisters, in 2018, the Narendra Modi Government destroyed one crore jobs in India. They did not create a single job, they destroyed one crore jobs across the country. Let me put it differently, every single day of 2018 Mr. Narendra Modi destroyed 30,000 jobs in India. This is the scale of his incompetence. 30,000 jobs every day in 2018 were destroyed by the Prime Minister of India. Can you imagine, I mean It is so absurd, it is so ridiculous that our Prime Minister makes statement about given two crore jobs to India and the truth is, every day in the last year, the Prime Minister destroyed 30,000 jobs.

He got up one morning some time back and he decided, he wants to demonetize the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 note.  बजे रात को कहते हैंमुझे 500 रुपए का1,000 रुपए का नोट अच्छा नहीं लगामजाक बना रखा हैमैं 500 रुपए के और 1,000 रुपए के नोट को रद्दी कर रहा हूं और हिंदुस्तान के छोटे दुकानदारों कोस्मॉल एंड मीडियम बिजनेसेज को नष्ट कर दियाखत्म कर दिया, बर्बाद कर दियाहंसते हुए करते हैंमजा लेते हैं। लोगों की जिंदगी बर्बाद हो रही हैपरिवार नष्ट हो रहे हैंहमारे प्रधानमंत्री पता नहीं कौन सी दुनिया में हैंहंस-हंस के नए-नए वायदे करते रहते हैं। भाईयो और बहनों 2018 में हर रोज नरेन्द्र मोदी जी की सरकार ने 30,000 रोजगार खत्म किएनष्ट किएहिंदुस्तान की सच्चाई है।

He comes to Manipur and then insults your culture, insults your language, insults your history. His president says that I will ensure that the ‘Citizen Amendment Bill’ is imposed on the people of North-East, on the people of Manipur. You have a history, you have a culture, you have a language, and these people are attacking your culture, attacking your history, and attacking your language, attacking your way of life. I want to commit to you from this stage, we defended the North-East in the Rajya Sabha, we did not allow the Citizen Amendment Bill to be passed and I am committing to you over here to every student, every youngster of the North-East, the Congress Party is going to defend your culture, is going to defend your language, it is going to defend your history. We are not going to allow the Citizen Amendment Bill to be passed. Who do these people think they are? They think they own the country? They think one idea is going to be imposed on the whole country? Who has given them this right? Who do they think they are? They are going to erase the history and the culture of Manipur? Never! How dare they even try! They do not understand what this nation is. They do not understand that every state has a voice, every state has a history, and every state has a passion. India is all these states put together, India is not one idea that you impose from the top. India is not Nagpur. 

He comes here; I mean imagine the ridiculousness of the man. It is a joke. Dr Manmohan Singh Ji has a strategy, it is called the look-east policy, connecting the North-East to Asia, connecting the North-East to the rest of the country, Infrastructures, universities, colleges, roads, communication and then making North-East the bridge between India and Asia. Imagine the vision. Making Manipur the bridge, the Global Bridge between Asia and India. And what does he (Shri Narendra Modi) do, he comes here, somebody wrote in his speech, don’t say Look-East, say Act-East, so he comes and says Act East. It is not Look-East, it is Act-East. अरे भाईउसके बाद एक्शन क्या किया आपने? एक्शन मैं आपको बताता हूं। हमने कहा था कि मणिपुर कोनोर्थ ईस्ट स्टेट को स्पेशल स्टेटस की जरुरत है। It is a unique part of the country. It has its unique challenges, it has its unique difficulties and that is why it has to be given special status. We gave it you. In Mr. Narendra Modi’s Act-East Policy, he snatches special status from you, takes away what is yours. We gave you an industrial policy dedicated for the North-East, he revokes it, takes it away. So, no, North-East does not need any industrial policy, North-East does not need any special status. They impose on Manipur University; they impose a Vice-Chancellor who knows nothing about education, completely mediocre man, incompetent man, they impose him on you. Why? Because he knows how to put on shorts and hold a laathi. He knows how to go to Shakhas in the morning and he knows how to spread hatred. That is the qualification of a Vice-Chancellor in India today. He knows how to wear shorts; he needs to know how to hold a laathi and he needs to know how to create hatred. That is not how you run an education system. 

I am glad that the people of Manipur had stood up against that man and removed him. I am glad that the Courts of Manipur have removed that man. Every single education institution in the country today, there is only one qualification. You don’t need to know science, you don’t need to know economics, you don’t need to know history, geography nothing, as long as you know how to wear a pair of shorts, hold a laathi in your hand and spread hatred in the country you can be the Vice-Chancellor of any university you want. Is this the India we want? No! 

Supreme Court judges come out. They come to the press and say, we are not allowed to work. हमें काम नहीं करने दे रहे हैं। In the next breath they say, we are not being allowed to investigate Judge Loya. BJP President Amit Shah, who makes all these statements about the Citizen Bill, he has got a murder charge against him. Imagine, imagine the status, the President of the BJP, Murder Charge. Proudly, they send him around the country; he has got a murder charge against him. Judges of the Supreme Court have said, we are not allowed to do anything. Normally, public goes to the Judges and says give us justice and today in India, the Supreme Court is coming to the public through the press and saying please people of India give us justice, we are not getting justice. This is Narendra Modi’s Governance.  

जहाँ भी जाते हैंकिसान से वायदा करेंगेहम आपको सही दाम दिलवाएंगेआपका कर्जा माफ करेंगेआपको बोनस देंगे। साढ़े तीन लाख करोड़ रुपए नरेन्द्र मोदी जी ने 15 लोगों का कर्जा माफ किया है – Anil Ambani, Rs. 45,000 crores he owes the Indian Banking System. His brother had to save him from going to jail. His brother had to pay to stop him from going to jail because he cannot pay his debts and that is the man that Narendra Modi chooses to give the biggest defence contract in the world, to give India’s security to a thief. A man, who cannot pay his own bank loans, who owes Rs. 45,000 crores, who owes Rs. 45,000 crores to the Indian banking system, Narendra Modi gives him the Rafale contract. 

526 करोड़ रुपए का हवाई जहाज 1600 रुपए में खरीदवाया। हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड से कॉन्ट्रैक्ट छीनाअनिल अंबानी को दिया। डिफेंस मिनिस्ट्री की फाइल में लिखा हैहिंदू अखबार में आयाहिंदुस्तान का चौकीदार चोर हैये लिखा है उसमें। भाइयों और बहनों30,000 करोड़ रुपए एयरफोर्स का पैसा नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने अनिल अंबानी को दिया। यहाँ यूनिवर्सिटी बन सकती थीउस पैसे से आपको स्पेशल स्टेटस मिल जातामगर नहींनोर्थ ईस्ट से स्पेशल स्टेटस छीनेंगेइंडस्ट्रियल पॉलिसी आपसे छीनेंगेअनिल अंबानी को 30,000 करोड़ रुपए देंगे। डिफेंस मिनिस्ट्री के लोगों ने साफ कहा कि नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने पैरलल नेगोसिएशन किया है। फ्रांस के राष्ट्रपति कहते हैं कि हिंदुस्तान के प्रधानमंत्री मेरे पास आएउन्होंने कहा कि हिंदुस्तान एयरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड को कॉन्ट्रैक्ट मत देनाहिंदुस्तान में हवाई जहाज नहीं बनानाअनिल अंबानी को कॉन्ट्रैक्ट देना। 

प्रधानमंत्री जी ने फ्रांस के राष्ट्रपति को ये बाते कही। फ्रांस के राष्ट्रपति कहते हैं कि हिंदुस्तान का चौकीदार चोर है। मतलब पूरी दुनिया कह रही है कि हिंदुस्तान का चौकीदार चोर है। चौकीदार क्या करता हैहिंदुस्तान से कहता है कि हम सब चौकीदार। मोदी जी, जब आप प्रधानमंत्री बने थेआपने ये नहीं कहा था कि पूरा देश चौकीदार है। आपने कहा था कि आप प्रधानमंत्री बनेंगे और चौकीदार बनना चाहते हैं। आपने चोरी कीआपने 30,000 करोड़ रुपए अनिल अंबानी को दिए35,000 करोड़ रुपए मेहुल चोकसी लेकर भाग गयानीरव मोदी लेकर भाग गया, विजय माल्या 10,000 करोड़ रुपए लेकर गयाआपने इनके बारे में क्या कियाजनता को आपने नोटबंदी में लाइन में खड़ा कर दियाबैंक के सामने आप सब खड़े हुएहमारी जो माताएं मणिपुर से आई हैंआप सबको लाइन में खड़ा किया। मैं आपसे पूछना चाहता हूंनोटबंदी के समय जब आप सब बैंक के सामने लाइन में खड़े थेउस लाइन में आपने अनिल अंबानी को देखामेहुल चोकसी देखानीरव मोदी देखाललित मोदी देखा, (जनता ने कहा नहीं) नहींईमानदार लोग देखे आपने। नरेन्द्र मोदी जी ने आपको लाइन में खड़ा किया और हिंदुस्तान के सबसे बड़े चोरों का कालाधन आपका पैसा चोरी करके उन्होंने सफेद किया।

आप किसी भी छोटे दुकानदार के पास चले जाईएउससे जीएसटी के बारे में पूछिए। ये जीएसटी नहीं हैये गब्बर सिंह टैक्स है। ये चोरी करने का तरीका है। छोटे दुकानदारों सेछोटे बिजनेस वालों सेमिडल साइज बिजनेस वालों से जीएसटी को इस्तेमाल करके नरेन्द्र मोदी जी पैसे चोरी करते हैं और आपका पैसा नीरव मोदी जैसे लोगों कोमेहुल चोकसी जैसे लोगों कोअनिल अंबानी जैसे लोगों को देते है।

2 हिंदुस्तान बनाना चाहते हैंएक अनिल अंबानीनीरव मोदीमेहुल चोकसीनरेन्द्र मोदी वाला। दूसराकिसानों कामजदूरों कामणिपुर की जनता कायुवाओं काविद्यार्थियों का। हम दो हिंदुस्तान नहीं बनने देंगेहमें एक हिंदुस्तान चाहिए। हमें दो हिंदुस्तान नहीं चाहिए। अगर उनके बच्चे कॉलेज और यूनिवर्सिटी में जा सकते हैंतो मणिपुर के गरीब से गरीब परिवारों के भी बच्चे स्कूल और यूनिवर्सिटी में जाएंगे। अगर उनके बच्चेउनके माता-पिता इलाज करा सकते हैंबेहतर से बेहतर अस्पताल में इलाज करा सकते हैं तो मणिपुर के सब परिवार कम से कम पैसा देकर अपने बच्चों कामाता-पिताओं का इलाज करा सकेंगे।

हमने निर्णय ले लिया हैनरेंद्र मोदी जी अमिरों को पैसा देते हैंहम हिंदुस्तान के गरीबों को पैसा देंगे। हमने निर्णय ले लिया है कि मिनिमम इंकम गारंटी हम हिंदुस्तान के हर युवा कोहर नागरिक को देंगेमतलब कम से कम आमदनी हिंदुस्तान के हर नागरिक के बैंक अकाउंट मेंहिंदुस्तान की सरकार हर महीने डाल देगी। एक मिनिमम इंकम लाइन तय की जाएगीइतने रुपए की मिनिमम इंकम लाइन होगीजो भी उसके नीचे हैउन सबके बैंक अकाउंट मैं सीधा पैसा डाल कर उनको मिनिमम इंकम लाइन से ऊपर लाया जाएगाऐतिहासिक निर्णय है।

It is a Revolutionary decision. First time such a decision has been taken by any country that every single poor person will be given money directly in his bank account and I am committing to you here today that the moment we come to power, special status to the North-East will be reinstated, and you will get it back. 

I am committing to you here again that the Special Industrial Policy for the North-East that was snatched away from you is going to be given back to you. I am committing, that nobody, not the Prime Minister of India, not the murder accused Amit Shah, not anybody is going to be allowed to touch the culture, the language, the history of Manipur. Nagpur is never-ever going to rule Manipur. The Congress Party will stand with you. We will ensure that the ‘Citizenship Amendment Bill’ does not become law. We will fight it, we will fight it in the Rajya Sabha, in the Lok Sabha and if we have to fight it, we will fight it on the streets with you, but, we are never going to allow this. 

We have an old relationship. It is not only a political relationship, दिल का रिश्ता है हमारा आपके साथ and I want you to know that whether it is in education, the best universities, and the best colleges, whatever the Government of India can do after 2019 when we come to power, we will do for Manipur. We will give you the best institutions, whether there are medical institutions or educational institutions. 

I see you as the bridge between the entire country of India and Asia. I am committed to the idea of Look-East. I want to make the Look-East Policy a reality. I want to make Manipur and the North-East a centre for job creation, a centre for manufacturing and I want to turn it into a bridge, a historic bridge between Asia and India, this is your destiny. We are going to work to build this bridge, we will help you with infrastructure, road connectivity, airport connectivity, cell phone connectivity and we are committed to making you the centre of that bridge between Asia and India. 

Finally I would like to thank all the Congress workers. There is an ideological war is going on. On one side is the RSS-BJP, they want one vision for India, they want one idea to rule India. They don’t want you to celebrate what is yours; they don’t want you to celebrate your history, your culture, your language. They want to impose an idea on you. On the other side is the Congress Party. We believe that every single person in India should be allowed to express himself. We believe that every state is unique, every state brings something for the country, and every state gives something for the country. Your tremendous history, your language, all these things make up India and we want you to express yourself. I am aware that they have locked up a number of Manipuri’s, simply for expressing their sentiments, simply for saying what they feel. We do not agree with this type of action. We do not believe in crushing the spirit of youngsters. We want the people of Manipur to be free to express themselves, to say what is in their heart, to say what is in their mind. This is the fight between the Congress and the BJP and I am absolutely certain that the Congress Party is going to win this fight because it is in the spirit of Manipur; it is the spirit of India. India is not a hateful place. India is not a country of hatred. India is a country of love and affection, of unity. India is a country of carrying everybody together and everybody has understood that Mr. Narendra Modi is a messenger of hatred. Mr. Narendra Modi spreads hatred in the country. Wherever he goes, he has something nasty to say. Wherever he goes, he divides people. He will say something to disturb or to hurt people’s sentiments. We are absolutely committed to the people of Manipur. No one is going to be allowed to harm your culture, to harm your language, to harm your way of being; we will defend it with you. 

So, I would like to thank all the Congress workers for constantly fighting this fight over the last five years. I am very proud of you. Every day, you fight for the spirit of Manipur; you fight for the spirit of India. Elections are coming, I want you to stand at the polling booth and I want you to defeat this anti Manipur idea. This idea that is trying to subvert the people of Manipur, hurt the people of Manipur, destroy the future of Manipur. The Congress Party is going to work to make sure that the people of Manipur have self expression; the people of Manipur have freedom. We are going to work with you to ensure that happens. 

I thank all of you for coming to this meeting. It is an honour for me to speak to you, thank you very much, Namaskar, Jai Hind.



(Vineet Punia)


Communication Deptt.