Addressing the media here, Rahul said, to some extent, he tried to create hatred, polarize the society and he is not inclusive.
Criticizing the BJP, he alleged, they bind everyone and divide the society and this is harming India.
The former Lok Sabha MP said that India has a tradition of open dialogue.
Citing examples of great leaders, spiritual and political figures, he said they (Congress) promoted peace, harmony and dialogue.
“It is our culture, tradition and history to bring people together and have these dialogues and I think that is the difference between us (Congress) and them (BJP),” he said. We think India should be allowed to express itself and we think political leaders should be comfortable being questioned and learn from that question.
The Congress leader was replying to a question when he was asked whether the BJP was indulging in hatred and violence.
On another question about press freedom in India and the arrest of a senior journalist on charges of espionage, Rahul said, “I think press freedom is weakening and it is not hidden and it is obvious in India, rest This is evident in all countries. The world can see it.
Describing the freedom of the press as very important for India, he said, one should be open to criticism and listen to criticism and it is this response that builds a democracy. Screws are on the institutions that allow the Indian people to speak up.
And the framework that allows interaction between the people of India is under pressure, he said.
Responding to another question on opposition unity, the Congress leader, who is on a six-day visit to the US, said, “The opposition is very well united, and it is becoming more and more united.”
He said that we are in talks with all the opposition.