Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of attacking Constitution, threatening reservation

Addressing a large gathering, Gandhi claimed that while the opposition INDIA alliance is working to protect the Constitution, the BJP is actively attacking it.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a public meeting in Basia, Jharkhand. He accused the ruling party of undermining the Constitution and threatening to abolish the reservation system if re-elected to power.

Addressing a large gathering, Gandhi claimed that while the opposition INDIA alliance is working to protect the Constitution, the BJP is actively attacking it. He cited statements from BJP leaders who have allegedly expressed their intention to “finish the Constitution” once they secure another term in office.

Gandhi’s remarks came in the context of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, where the issue of reservations has emerged as a significant point of contention. He alleged that BJP leaders have made statements indicating their desire to dismantle the reservation policies that provide affirmative action for marginalized communities.

The former Congress president’s accusations against the BJP are likely to resonate with a significant section of the electorate, particularly those belonging to socially and economically disadvantaged communities who have benefited from reservation policies.

Gandhi’s statements align with the opposition’s broader narrative of portraying the BJP as a threat to constitutional values and safeguards. The Congress party and its allies have repeatedly accused the ruling dispensation of attempting to subvert democratic institutions and undermine the principles enshrined in the Constitution.

As the high-stakes electoral battle continues, both the BJP and the opposition parties are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to garner support from various sections of the electorate. Gandhi’s remarks in Jharkhand are aimed at consolidating the anti-BJP vote bank and positioning the INDIA alliance as the protector of constitutional rights and social justice.