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Not getting into past; present and future are critical for country: Rahul Gandhi after meeting Naidu

On the question that who will lead the Opposition, Gandhi said, “We have agreed that the principle idea here is to defeat the BJP and to defend democracy and the institutions of this country. All other ideas will be discussed later. Everybody is going to work together.”

SNS | New Delhi |

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed the media outside his residence, 12, Tughlak Lane, on Thursday, after his meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Referring to the outcome of the meeting Rahul Gandhi said, “We had a very good meeting and the gist of the meeting was that we have to defend the democracy in this country, we have to defend the institutions of this country and we have to defend the future of this country and so, we are coming together, we are going to work together and all opposition forces are going to work together to defend India, our institutions, and our democracy. Both of us agreed that we are not going to get into the past. We are going to talk about the present and we are going to talk about the future because it is critical for our country.”

On the question that who will lead the Opposition, Gandhi said, “We have agreed that the principle idea here is to defeat the BJP and to defend democracy and the institutions of this country. All other ideas will be discussed later. Everybody is going to work together.”

Talking on Rafale the Congress president said, “It is very clear that corruption has taken place in Rafale. There is no doubt about it in anyone’s mind. Institutions that can investigate Rafale are being attacked and threatened. That is exactly what we are defending. If there is a proper inquiry in Rafale, it will become very clear, exactly what happened, where the money went and who did the corruption?”

On a parting note, he retorted, “I know, it is difficult in the times of Mr Narendra Modi for you to speak openly, but, I am very happy that many of you have become very brave.”