Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Modi and Amit ShahTop Stories

June 24, 2024 20:34
Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Modi and Amit Shah

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah were "attacking" the Constitution, saying it was unacceptable to the opposition-led Indian bloc. On the opening day of the first session of the 18th Parliament, Rahul Gandhi stressed to reporters that no power can undermine the Constitution. After speaking briefly, he showed reporters the Constitution pamphlet. “The Prime Minister and Amit Shah’s attacks on the Constitution are unacceptable to us. We will not tolerate this. That's why we swore an oath to defend the Constitution. Our message has been heard.” The Constitution of India cannot be compromised. With every strength. Rahul Gandhi's comments came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized the Congress over the Emergency imposed in 1975, calling it a "blight on democracy""when the Constitution was abrogated". On June 25, 1975, then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a powerful Congress leader, declared a state of emergency, suspended civil liberties, jailed opposition leaders and dissidents, and imposed media censorship.

Earlier today, MPs from various factions of India gathered in the House of Representatives on the first day of the 18th session of Parliament, holding a copy of the Constitution and chanting "Save Democracy" as a show of strength. Opposition leaders including Congress president Mallikarjun Kharg, Rahul Gandhi, Trinamool Congress's Sudeep Bandyopadhyay and DMK's TR Bahl visited the site where Gandhi's statue was once installed in Parliament. The statue, along with 14 other statues scattered around the complex, was recently moved to a new location in Perna Star. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi also joined the Congress party. They held copies of the Constitution and chanted slogans such as “Long live the Constitution,” “We will protect the Constitution,” and “We will protect democracy”.

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