‘Save Democracy’ rally: Sonia Gandhi leads Congress attack on Modi govt

Written by | May 6, 2016 | 0

New Delhi: A combative Sonia Gandhi today accused the Modi government of “murdering” democracy and unleashing a campaign of “baseless allegations” against the opposition, as top Congress leaders hit the streets and courted arrest near Parliament. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were taken into custody along with Sonia Gandhi, who predicted that the Government’s days were numbered the way it was functioning.

“Do not try to frighten or defame us… life has taught me to struggle, we have faced a lot of challenges. They don’t know what we are made of,” she said addressing the party’s ‘Save Democracy’ rally at Jantar Mantar here.

Asserting that her party will play role of an “alert” opposition with “full vigour” both inside and outside Parliament, she asked partymen to “unmask” the Modi Government.

Opposition leader in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, party leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and others courted arrest at Parliament Street Police station after they were stopped from marching to Parliament. They were released after a short while.

“They should understand very well that when matters would become unbearable, people of India know how to teach them a lesson…. The way the Modi Government is playing a fraud on the mandate, it seems its days are numbered,” the Congress president said.

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