Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the horrific train tragedy in Odisha’s Balasore.
"I remember a train accident when the Congress was in power. The Congress did not get up and say 'now it is the fault of the British that the train has crashed'. The Congress minister said 'it's my responsibility and I'm resigning'. So this is the problem we have back home, we make excuses and we are not accepting the reality we are faced with," Rahul Gandhi was quoted by news agency PTI.
He as per the report also said the BJP and the RSS are incapable of looking into the future.
"He (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) is trying to drive the car...the Indian car and he looks in the rear-view mirror. Then he does not understand why this car is crashing, not moving forward. And it's the same idea with the BJP, with the RSS. All of them. You listen to the ministers, you listen to the prime minister. You will never find them talking about the future. They only talk about the past," he was quoted as having said.
"The BJP and the RSS are incapable of looking into the future. They never talk about the future; they only talk about the past. And they will always blame somebody else for the past," he was quoted as having said.
He said there is a fight going on back in India between two ideologies -- one represented by the Congress and the other by the BJP and the RSS, the report mentioned.
"The simplest way to describe this fight is that on one side you have Mahatma Gandhi and on the other side, Nathuram Godse," he was quoted as having said.
He also praised the Indian-American community for the way they have lived in the US, the report added.
"All the giants that have emerged from India, you can see that there were certain qualities that all of them possessed. Firstly, they searched for, represented and fought for the truth. Secondly, all these people were humble, and there was no arrogance in them. That is how Indians have worked in the US, and that's why Indians are successful here. I respect and honour you for that,” he was quoted as having said.