Addressing a media gathering here he said: "My mother told me that the words I used were strong. In hindsight, I feel maybe my words were wrong, but the sentiment I felt was not wrong." He made the comment keeping in mind his recent outburst on the ordinance that questioned the Cabinet and the Prime Minister's role.
Justifying his stand on the ordinance, which was withdrawn on Wednesday night, he said that though his language maybe wrong, but his feelings and intention was genuine. He added that he always spoke from his heart and that he has the right to voice his opinion. "A large part of the Congress party wanted the withdrawal of the ordinance," he added.
His outburst had witnessed a mix of reactions from within the political fraternity. While there were some who applauded Gandhi for his honest opinion and courage, there were some who lashed out at him for compromising his and the party's position.
Rahul Gandhi: Why am I being penalised for raising my voice
Reacting to this he said: "Why am I being penalised for raising my voice on something that was wrong? I spoke my mind on the issue, its amazing to see the reactions to it. I am flabbergasted."
Gandhi, who is on a two day trip to Ahmedabad, reached Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram on Thursday and said that it was always an honour for him to come to the ashram. "I am a follower of Gandhi and his values," he said.