Making a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Congress would not resort to abuse of its rivals notwithstanding any amount of provocation.
Addressing an election rally in poll-bound Rajasthan, a day after Modi attacked Congress on the issue of corruption with a sarcastic alphabetic primer, Gandhi said, "one person came and made fun (of us)." He did not take the name of the Gujarat chief minister.
"We will not say anything wrong about anybody. Opposition can attack us, abuse us. It is their discretion. They can also make fun of us, let them have pleasure. That anger is theirs and we will not accept their gift," the Congress vice president said.
"No matter how much you (opposition) criticise us, we won't accept it because we are Congress soldiers, we work for the country. Our dream is the dream of our country. We are fighting for the poor people in the country. I want to crush my dreams and make your dreams mine," he said.
Apparently targeting BJP's on its stand on minorities, he highlighted the difference in thought between the Congress and the opposition party.
"What we consider is that India is a bouquet with different flowers. We want all the flowers to shine, be it Hindu, Sikh, Muslim or Adivasi or anyone. We want to take everyone along. We want the voice of Adivasis to be heard," he said.
"The opposition thinks poor people are a burden. We think this country has been made by the sweat and blood of these poor people," Rahul said.