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Rahul defends his Ordinance comments

New Delhi, Oct 8, 2013, DHNS:

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday defended the timing of his comments, which had led to the trashing of an Ordinance to protect convicted politicians, saying that there is “no right time” to speak the truth.

“Is there any right time to speak the truth? If you chose the right time to speak the truth then it’s not truth but a lie,” he said addressing the “Valmiki Mahasammelan Adhikar Diwas”.

Rahul made the controversial comment of dubbing the Ordinance as “complete nonsense” and fit to be “torn up and thrown away” at a time when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on an official visit to the US. BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had claimed that Rahul’s remarks had undermined the position of the prime minister. Rahul also accused the BJP of not having an understanding about the poor.


“They don't spend night in your houses. They just talk about your progress but they don't hold your hand and they also don't understand your problems,” he said. Congress has launched a massive initiative to win back the Dalits, a group that was considered to back the Congress in the elections, till Bahujan Samaj Party weaned them away.

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