London, Aug 24 (UNI) Describing the Congress as a party that represents the people of India, party president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Congress is a party that always looks to the person standing at the end of the line and that it would resist any attempts to stifle the voice of the marginalized sections.
Speaking at the Grand Committee Room of the UK Parliament, Rahul said, “the centrepiece of late prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s and Congress party’s stand is that we will always look to the person standing at the end of the line. We are for everybody but we are biased to the marginalized.”
Rahul said that the Congress would resist any attempts to stifle the voice of the marginalized sections.
“Something I share with my grandmother is that I cannot stand someone being disrespected by someone because the person is not in power. I will immediately stand with the person being bullied by a person in power,” the Congress President said.
Rahul said that the Congress represents the voice of all people in the country. He said the party was the liberal voice of India.
“India is the voices of a billion people. What we need to do is, listen to as many of them as we can,” the Congress President said.
Describing India’s diversity as its source of strength, Rahul said that unlike the BJP and the RSS the Congress was a party which was for allowing people of all regions and cultures to express themselves.
“We unify ourselves in India when we express ourselves. This is the contention I have with PM Modi. He does not let India express itself. India’s strength is its diversity, that’s what makes it beautiful,” Rahul said.
The Congress party claimed that Gandhi is the first foreign opposition leader to be invited to be speak at the Grand Committee Room of the UK Parliament.
Other prominent speakers who have spoken here are Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev.