Raipur, August 29
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday alleged that anti-national and anti-poor forces have been spreading hatred and venom of violence in India and the affect of ‘tanashahi’ (dictatorship) on the nation’s ‘lokshahi’ (democracy) was rising.
She additionally stated that the founding fathers of the nation would have by no means imagined that the Constitution and democracy could be at risk 75 years after the Independence as “bad thinking is now dominating, freedom of expression is in danger and democratic institutions are being ruined”.
Gandhi was addressing the inspiration stone-laying ceremony of the brand new Chhattisgarh Assembly constructing to be in-built Nava Raipur, the upcoming capital metropolis of the state, by a recorded video message in Hindi.
“For the past some time, an attempt is being made to derail our country. New challenges have come before our democracy. Today the country stands at a crossroads. Anti-poor and anti-nation forces and those who rule by making people fight against each other have been spreading hatred and venom of violence,” she stated.
“Bad thinking is dominating good thinking, freedom of expression is in danger and democratic institutions are being ruined. The influence of ‘tanashahi’ has been increasing on ‘lokshahi’,” she added.
Without naming anybody, Gandhi additional stated, they need to suppress the voice of the folks of the nation.
“What do they want? They want people of the country, our youth, our tribal people, our women, our farmers, shopkeepers and small traders, jawans to keep their mouths shut,” she stated.
Two years later, the nation will full 75 years of the Independence, Gandhi added.
“Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, former prime minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, G V Mavalankar (Speaker of Constituent Assembly of India), Dr B R Ambedkar and our other ancestors would have never imagined that after 75 years of Independence, the country will face such a difficult situation and our Constitution and democracy will be in danger,” she stated.
Extending needs on the inspiration stone-laying ceremony, she stated, “Today is a crucial day and all of us ought to take a pledge to guard the inspiration of democracy.
“We should also take a pledge that till the time we are in power, we should take a decision keeping in view the interest of people standing at the end of a queue.”
“It should be remembered that the Constitution will not be saved by buildings rather it will be protected by emotions,” she asserted.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally attended the programme through video-conferencing from Delhi, officialssaid.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Charan Das Mahant and state ministers have been current on the venue of the perform in Nava Raipur. PTI