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Business News/ News / India/  Rahul Gandhi heckled by ‘Khalistani’ slogans in US, BJP attacks his response: Watch video

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was heckled by Khalistani slogans during his speech in California on Wednesday. The video of the incident is doing rounds on social media and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are attacking Rahul Gandhi for his reaction. Assam minister Ashok Singhal shared the video on Twitter and asked why Rahul Gandhi didn't respond with the slogans of Vande Mataram.

“Khalistani slogans raised in Rahul Gandhi’s “Mohabbat ki Dukaan" darbar during his ongoing US visit. Why could not he counter it with “Vande Mataram" slogans to drown out the anti-India slogans? Who does Rahul Gandhi stand for on foreign soil - India or Khalistanis?," Ashok Singhal said.

Rahul Gandhi, who is on a 10-day tour to the United States (US) was speaking at the 'Mohabbat Ki Dukaan' event hosted by the Indian Overseas Congress USA in San Francisco. While the Congress leader was speaking on 'mobbat ke dukan (shops of love)' in 'nafrat ke bazaar (market of hatred)', some people rose from their seats and started raising pro-Khalistan slogans.

With a light smile on his face, Rahul Gandhi kept reiterating 'nafrat ke bazaar mein mohabbat ki dukan'. After a while, the Khalistani supporters were removed from the event and the crowd started chanting Bharat Jodo slogans and Rahul Gandhi also joined them.

Rahul Gandhi said that Congress has affection for everybody and regardless of what people have to say, the party is ready to listen.

"See, the interesting thing about us, about the Congress party is that we have affection towards everybody. If someone wants to come and say something regardless of what they are saying, we are happy to listen to him. We are not going to get angry, we are not going to get aggressive. We will nicely listen to it. In fact, we will be affectionate to them, will be loving to them. Because that's our nature," Rahul Gandhi said.

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BJP's Amit Malviya also attacked Rahul Gandhi on the incident and said, "Rahul Gandhi heckled for the 1984 Sikh genocide (unleashed by the Congress), in America...aisi nafrat ki aag lagayi thi, jo ab tak nahi bujhi (the fire of hatred triggered by you was so huge that it is still burning)".


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Updated: 31 May 2023, 03:58 PM IST
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