Published On : Mon, Jun 5th, 2017

Sent SMS to sister saying ‘I love Tamils’; ‘I love them too’ she said: Rahul

Priyanka and Rahul

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New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, who has accused BJP-RSS of attempting to thrust one idea on the nation, said every individual, be it in Tamil Nadu or Uttar Pradesh, had a right to express dissent if they were aggrieved, and imposition of one idea was not acceptable.

While expressing his appreciation for the people of Tamil Nadu, their language, culture and culinary, “which is a strength for India like other states,” Gandhi said he had a special connect with the state.

He also said that “he has decided to start watching Tamil movies,” and “read about the culture of Tamil Nadu people.”

“Sent an SMS to my sister, I told my sister that I love coming to Tamil Nadu. I don’t know … Some how I feel very connected to Tamil people,” Gandhi said.”I wrote (to Priyanka), I love Tamil, Tamils. She wrote back I love them too,” he added.

Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar, Congress Legislature Party leader K R Ramasamy were among the functionaries who attended the meeting.