Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that the United States is silent on “what is happening in India”.

Rahul Gandhi said this while participating in a discussion on democracies in the world.

Rahul Gandhi said: “I fundamentally believe that America is a profound idea, the idea of freedom the way it is encapsulated in your constitution…But you have to defend that idea.”

Rahul Gandhi said this during an online discussion with former US Ambassador Nicholas Burns.

Rahul Gandhi said, “I don’t hear anything from the US establishment on what is going on here in India.”

Rahul Gandhi added, “If you are saying ‘partnership of democracies’, what is your view on what is going on here?”

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During the discussion Rahul Gandhi also alleged that a “wholesale capture” of India’s institutional framework by the ruling dispensation has changed the paradigm in which opposition parties operate post-2014 as the institutions that are supposed to support a fair political fight do not do so anymore.

“To fight elections, I need institutional structures, I need a judicial system that protects me, I need a media that is reasonably free. I do not have them,” Rahul Gandhi said.

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Rahul Gandhi claimed that the manner in which the BJP is behaving, a lot of people are getting discontented very fast and there is a need to bring these people together.

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