Govt has revealed utter disregard for people’s voices, claims Sonia Gandhi






Sandeep Phukan


New Delhi ,



December twenty, 2019 19:22 IST

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December twenty, 2019 20:04 IST



Sandeep Phukan


New Delhi ,



December twenty, 2019 19:22 IST

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December 20, 2019 20:04 IST

The Congress president stated “Persons have the correct to elevate their voice towards mistaken choices.”

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday claimed it is the proper of every citizen to protest against any improper plan of the govt and accused the BJP authorities of “unleashing brute repression versus citizens, youth and citizens”.

“There have been spontaneous protests at universities, the IITs, the IIMs and other tutorial institutions throughout the country versus the BJP government’s divisive agenda and anti-people guidelines,” she stated in a video clip. “In a democracy, people today have a right to increase their voice against wrong choices and procedures of the government and register their worries. Equally, it is the duty of the authorities to listen to the citizens and handle their fears.”

Ms. Gandhi explained any use of “brute force” could not be recognized in a democracy. “The BJP federal government has shown utter disregard for the people’s voices and chosen to use brute force to suppress dissent. This is unacceptable in a democracy.”

She condemned the government’s actions and expressed solidarity with learners and citizens in their “just struggle”. She stated the Congress was committed to “defending the fundamental rights of the citizens and upholding the foundational values of our Constitution”.

“The Citizenship (Amendment) Act is discriminatory and the proposed nationwide National Sign up of Citizens (NRC) will specially hurt the poor and vulnerable. As at the time of take note-bandi (demonetisation), they will have to stand in a queue to demonstrate their and their ancestors’ citizenship. People’s apprehensions are genuine and legitimate,” she reported.

Sources said the Congress would also get out ‘Save Constitution’ marches and appeal for tranquil protests as a several protests experienced turned violent.

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