Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi are likely to meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday evening over the issue of rising intolerance in the country.

Party sources told NDTV that the Congress party, which is the main Opposition in the Parliament, has decided to take up this issue and want to urge Mukherjee to use his influence to advice the government to act firmly.

Sonia Gandhi recently vowed to fight the “diabolical design” of divisive forces to spread hatred, which posed a threat to the unity of the country. “Organisations and people of a particular ideology are spreading it to divide people. We are under no illusion that it is an accident. The hate, violence and petty mindedness is being unleashed as part of a pre-determined plan. We will not allow such a diabolical design to succeed… It will shake country’s foundations… We are ready to fight the battle,” she had said, Zee News reported .

Writers, scientists, historians, artists, film personalities, industrialists, RBI Governor, international rating agencies have all expressed concern over the growing intolerance in the past few months.