The Congress today launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP by organising a “Save Democracy’ march from Jantar Mantar to Parliament. The march, spearheaded by none other than the Congress chief Sonia Gandhi herself, was to protest against the central government’s anti-democracy policies.
Soon after the three leaders – Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and ex-PM Manmohan Singh – finished with their speeches, they were subsequently detained for violating prohibitory orders and taken to Parliament street police station, where they were later released after signing a bail bond.
In their speeches, the trio attacked BJP for ‘destroying the roots of democracy’ and dislodging Congress-led governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand by using money power,.
The Congress chief did not forget to mention in her fiery speech that the ruling party was maligning opposition leaders by levelling baseless charges against them ( probably referring to the recent allegations over the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal).
Here are the highlights of ‘Save Democracy March’ :
Congress President Sonia Gandhi & VP Rahul Gandhi at Jantar Mantar (Delhi) for ‘Loktantra Bachaao Yatra’ march. pic.twitter.com/oFclU7G5FX— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016
No matter how much they try to fight democracy, we will not let you succeed: Sonia Gandhi pic.twitter.com/WFd5HK2CCK— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016
Life has taught me to struggle, we have faced a lot of challenges. They dont know what we are made of: Sonia Gandhi pic.twitter.com/kOS3545G2Z— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016
Congress will not buckle under any form of injustice and will take detractors head on: Sonia Gandhi at Jantar Mantar rally.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 6, 2016
Humein daraane ki, badnaam karne ki kitni bhi koshish ye log kar lein par hum jhukne walon mein se nhi: Sonia Gandhi pic.twitter.com/ZsNr6d69I1— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016
Modi govt targeting opposition leaders with baseless allegations: Sonia.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 6, 2016
Cong always made sacrifices&took steps that are needed to save democracy & will continue to do so-Dr. Manmohan Singh pic.twitter.com/gzBZVHJUKt— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016
By destabilizing Cong Govts in U’khand, Arunachal Modiji has attacked democracy. Now they are eyeing other Cong Govts: Dr. Manmohan Singh— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016
Aaj hindustan mein sirf do logon ki baat chalti hai, Narendra Modi ji aur Mohan Bhagwat ji: Rahul Gandhi pic.twitter.com/DPvIqbBoVz— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016
Aur jo bhi inke khilaaf khada hota hai, inke khilaaf bolne ki koshish karta hai, unke upar jhoothe aarop lagaaye jate hain: Rahul Gandhi— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016
Whoever talks against Modi ji and BJP, false accusations are made on that person: Rahul Gandhi— ANI (@ANI_news) May 6, 2016