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Rahul Gandhi blasts BJP in British Parliament during London trip

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a 10-day visit to the UK, has delivered an address to the British Parliament today.

Gandhi’s visit has already caused some anger back in India, with the BJP accusing him of ‘defaming India’ abroad after his speech at Cambridge University. Gandhi said in his speech that Indian democracy is under attack and several politicians, including himself, are under surveillance, reports NDTV.

The former Congress chief had said he was under surveillance through the Israeli spyware, Pegasus. He had listed five key aspects of the alleged attack on Indian democracy; capture and control of the media and judiciary, surveillance and intimidation, coercion by federal law enforcement agencies, attacks on minorities, Dalits and tribals, and shutting down of dissent.

In his address in UK parliament, Gandhi said, “embrace the cultural, social and business ties that bind both countries as the people are the living bridge”.

Gandhi last night met Indians settled in the country, and is scheduled to hold private business meetings. He will also speak at the London-based think tank, Chatham House.

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