New Delhi, May 6 : Going through charges of corruption, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday took to the streets to accuse the government of working underneath RSS’ diktat and pledged that her social gathering will not be cowed down.
Addressing 1000’s of supporters within the heart of the capital, Gandhi together with former prime minister Manmohan Singh and her son and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi additionally courted arrest.
“A powerful message ought to go from right here and it should be heard not solely by these in from Raisina Hill however these additionally in Nagpur, on whose instructions the (Narendra) Modi authorities is functioning,” she thundered.
Gandhi’s reference to the Prime Minister’s Workplace at Raisina Hill and the seat of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh headquarters in Nagpur.
Amid incessant shouting of “Sonia Gandhi Zindabad!”, she stated the way in which the Modi authorities “is betraying the mandate of individuals, it seems their days are over”.
In her round 15-minute speech in Hindi from a makeshift platform, the Congress president made no reference by title to the AgustaWestland chopper deal which the government is utilizing to cost her and the sooner Congress regime with corruption.
“I wish to warning the government that they need to not make the error of contemplating the Congress weak,” she mentioned. “The Congress won’t ever bend to injustice.
“Any variety of makes an attempt could also be made to scare us, to defame us. We’re not going to bend. Life has taught me to wrestle.
“Now we have at all times confronted challenges. If some assume it’s simple to push the Congress from the trail of saving democracy, they do not know what stuff we’re manufactured from,” she added to thunderous applause.
She mentioned concern was being created amongst minorities and the society was being divided within the identify of language, costume code and meals habits.
“Atrocities are being dedicated towards college students. Anybody who doesn’t conform to them faces the music.
“They have to perceive… The day the brink of tolerance is breached, the lots will educate them a lesson.”
Attacking government for ousting the Congress authorities in Uttarakhand, she stated the forest fires within the hill state couldn’t be managed in time as “there was no authorities”.
“Modi and his political advisors name themselves a social organisation. What do they find out about individuals’s woes? No matter could occur to democracy, their solely purpose is to see that the whole lot stays of their grip.”
She accused the Modi authorities of constructing baseless allegations towards its opponents to cover its personal failures.
Rahul Gandhi, the primary among the many main speakers, accused the Modi authorities of destabilising Congress governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
“At the moment, in India, the voice of solely two individuals are heard, Narendra Modiji and Mohan Bhagwatji,” he mentioned, referring to the prime minister and the RSS chief.
Manmohan Singh – who appeared bodily weak – spoke on comparable strains after Rahul Gandhi, accusing the BJP of demolishing democratic buildings.
Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi then courted arrest after being stopped by police from finishing up a march to Parliament barely one kilometer away.