Rahul Gandhi Responds to PM Modi’s Criticism Regarding ‘Shakti’ Row: Issues Clarification


Congress MP Rahul Gandhi issued a clarification on Monday following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s criticism regarding his ‘Shakti’ remark, which has sparked significant controversy ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

At Mumbai’s Shivaji Park on Sunday, Gandhi referenced ‘Shakti’ to raise concerns about electronic voting machines (EVMs). He stated, “In Hinduism, there is a concept of ‘Shakti’ (power). We are up against a powerful entity (the might of the state). The question arises, what does this power entail for us? The essence and integrity of EVMs have been compromised to serve the interests of the ruler (Modi). This is a reality. It’s not just EVMs; every independent institution in the country, whether it’s the ED, CBI, or Income Tax department, has surrendered its autonomy to the Centre,” he asserted on the final day of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.

“Modi ji does not like my words. He tries to twist my statements and change the meaning, because he knows that I have spoken a deep truth,” Gandhi made the statement in a post on the social platform X.