Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government with the British Empire.

Launching a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, Rahul said India has fought greater powers and in comparison, the fight against the Modi-led dispensation is nothing.

“The people of India sent back the British empire. We will too send Modi back to Nagpur, that too without any hatred, anger and violence. They can spit on us, kick and abuse but we will not do any such thing,” Hindustan Times quoted Gandhi as saying.

Gadhi said this while interacting with professors at St Xavier’s College in Tirunelveli of Tamil Nadu, where assembly elections will be held in April.

He said the BJP-ruled government wants to take what belongs to people and give it to one or two big businessmen.

“They take what belongs to farmers, labourers and teachers and give it to big businesses,” he said.

Gandhi in his speech also talked about his party’s vision to decentralise education and make it accessible to all.

He also slammed the Modi government for its centralised approach in the National Education Policy and using it as a weapon to communalize.

He said that the government needs to provide a level playing field to all religions for free religious discourse.

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