Sonia Gandhi condemns BJP-led govt, says Indian democracy in danger
Last updated on February 17th, 2023 at 01:03 pm
On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi strongly condemned BJP-led government and its polices for undermining Indian democracy, agriculture, economy and made scathing remarks against Modi Government’s mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing atrocities against Dalits in the society. She said that Indian democracy was passing through its “most difficult phase”.
While giving an address to AICC general secretaries and state-incharges, Gandhi accused the ruling government of rampant privatisation and “systematically” handing over of citizens’ rights to a handful of favourable capitalists. She slammed government for passing “three anti-agriculture black laws”.
I am confident that all of you would toil hard and stand up to the forces attacking India and its people. Let us join hands to defeat the anti-democracy and autocratic designs of the ruling BJPSonia Gandhi
A few weeks ago with the muscle power of central government, Parliament passed and brought into effect three farm laws – The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
She said, “A conspiracy has been hatched to defeat the gains of the green revolution. Lives and livelihoods of crores of farm labourers, leasehold farmers, small and marginal farmers, toiling labourers and small shopkeepers are under attack. It is our solemn duty to join hands to defeat this sinister conspiracy.”
Gandhi said that the centre was launching a “designed attack” on the Constitution and democratic traditions. She alleged that the country was pushed into the “abyss” of coronavirus pandemic due to Modi government’s “sheer ineptitude” and “mismanagement”. “All this happened as we witnessed the biggest unplanned and cruel migration of crores of migrant labourers as the government remained a mute spectator to their miseries. The stark truth is that a prime minister who promised to defeat corona within 21 days has abdicated his and his government’s responsibility towards the citizens,” Gandhi said.
She also urged all the parties and opposition leaders to come together forming a united front against the government’s undemocratic means of operations. “I am confident that all of you would toil hard and stand up to the forces attacking India and its people. Let us join hands to defeat the anti-democracy and autocratic designs of the ruling BJP,” she said. “Persistent and determined struggle for the cause of people is the heart and soul of Indian National Congress. Even today, dedicated service of fellow citizens and determined fight against the injustice, inequity and discrimination in all spheres is the guiding light for every Congress men and women,” Gandhi said.
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