Communal Violence: Rahul Gandhi's changed avatar in Parliament irks BJP, debate likely

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New Delhi, Aug 11: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's sudden change in attitude surprised all. While Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called it a tactics of vote bank politics, many others said that Rahul finally woke up from his sleeping state. However, his new avatar did not fail to make headlines. Now, the young Gandhi family scion is expected to engage in a debate in Parliament over communal violence in the country.

After his protest in Lok Sabha, the Congress Vice President asserted that riots and communal violence were artificially engineered to pit brother against brother and to distract them from real issues like poverty.

Rahul said that the communal incidents in UP were a part of a deliberate strategy to divide the poor. Congress leader Digvijay Singh came out in support of Rahul Gandhi saying that the latter's assessment is spot on.

Rahul Gandhi must stop using his secularism formula: BJP

Meanwhile, BJP hit out at Rahul accusing the Congress party of 'being hand in glove with the Samajwadi Party.' BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Rahul Gandhi must stop using his secularism formula.

"People have rejected them and he is still not able to understand that," he said. Other BJP leaders said that since all his tricks had failed, Rahul was now blaming others.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was irked by Rahul's protest in Lok Sabha and several statements later outside the House, retaliated to the charge by accusing Congress of playing vote bank politics.

Now, a debate, which is likely to be held in Parliament on Monday, Aug 11, may show the real avatar of Rahul Gandhi. However, it will be interesting to know if Rahul can support his statements with proofs.

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