Democracy in India Only in Imagination Now, Says Rahul Gandhi as Priyanka Slams ‘Sinner’ Govt in Latest AttackDecember 24, 2020
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out on the Centre over the farm protests and stated there was “no democracy” in India and those that stood up towards the PM have been labelled terrorists, “even if it was (RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat”.
“PM Modi is making money for the crony capitalists. Whoever will try to stand against him will be called a terrorist – be it farmers, labourers and even Mohan Bhagwat,” the Congress chief stated, referring to the chief of BJP’s ideological mentor.
“There is no democracy in India. If you think there is, it’s in your imagination”.
Rahul Gandhi was talking after main a delegation of Congress employees to President Ram Nath Kovind to hunt his intervention in ending the protests by farmers close to Delhi over the three new farm legal guidelines.
Earlier, his sister and Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi was taken into preventive custody together with different social gathering leaders after they tried to march to satisfy the President.
“Any dissent against this government is classified as having elements of terror. We are undertaking this march to voice our support for the farmers,” stated Priyanka Gandhi.
She added, “Sometimes they (government) say we are so weak that we don’t qualify as Opposition and sometimes, they say that we are so powerful that we have made lakhs of farmers camp at the border (of Delhi) for a month. They should first decide what we are.”
Gandhi stated it was a “sin” to make use of the sort of names they (BJP leaders and supporters) used for farmers. “If government is calling them anti-nationals, then the government is a sinner.”
Rahul Gandhi, who met President Kovind with Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, stated: “I told the President that these farm laws are anti-farmer. The country has seen that farmers have stood up against these laws.”
“I want to tell the PM that these farmers are not going to go back home until these farm laws are repealed. Government should convene a joint session of Parliament and take back these laws. Opposition parties stand with farmers & labourers.”
Opposition events, which tried to dam the farm payments in parliament, had earlier requested the President to not signal on the payments. The payments, that they had stated, have been handed in the Rajya Sabha in an undemocratic method. The President, nonetheless, had given his assent to all three payments. Rahul Gandhi was a part of the opposition’s assembly with President Kovind on December 9.