Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader toned down and those in BJP who have been critising him said, they should open Love shops for people in the market of hatred.” He said this during his Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Addressing a poll rally in Rajasthan he also asked ministers in the Rajasthan Cabinet to once a month across the desert state undertake a yatra so that they can reach out to the common people and redress their grievances.
He also accused the BJP leaders of abusing him and spreading hatred.
Rahul, when saw Congress workers giving him flying kisses, said he got distracted by their gesture. But also said that. even those atop BJP offices wave back at him after initial hesitation.
He said the Yatra has walked for 100 days now and “on the way sometimes I met my dear friends who are standing atop BJP offices, who do not respond to my waving but later they do”.
“I don’t hate them but I stand by my ideology. They ask me what I am doing and their leaders ask me why I am walking from Kanyakumari to Kashmir.
“Some of them (of BJP) ask me what I am doing and why am I walking, my answer is: ‘Nafrat ke bazaar mein, mohabbat ki dukaan khol raha hoon’ (“I am opening a counter for spreading love in the market of hatred),” he said on why he was undertaking the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
“You hate me, you abuse me, this is your heart. Your ‘bazaar is of nafrat’ (the market is of hatred), but my shop is of love,” he stressed.