On the muse day of the Congress on Monday, its interim chief Sonia Gandhi urged the celebration leaders and staff to unite in combating dictatorship and defending the nation’s democracy, Structure and the countrymen. Addressing celebration staff via a video message on the 136th basis day of the celebration, Gandhi mentioned the nation goes via tough instances as prevailing earlier than independence.
Gandhi mentioned the celebration was launched as a part of a “jan andolan” (individuals’s motion) in the course of the freedom battle and has seen instances when atrocities have been dedicated on its leaders and staff. “However Congressmen haven’t fallen behind in reaching their objectives of getting India’s freedom and within the service of the nation, regardless of taking lathis, going to jail and giving their supreme sacrifices,” she mentioned, including that the grand outdated celebration has helped lay the nation’s sturdy foundations.
“At this time, as soon as once more the circumstances are just like these current earlier than independence. The rights of persons are being crushed, there’s dictatorship in every single place, democratic and constitutional establishments are being completed. Unemployment is at its peak, farms and fields are being attacked and black legal guidelines are being imposed on the nation’s ‘annadata’ (meals supplier). In such circumstances, it’s our duty to avoid wasting the nation from such dictatorship and battle it. That is true patriotism,” Gandhi mentioned.
Because the Congress on Monday celebrated the day at its headquarters in Delhi, Sonia and former celebration chief Rahul Gandhi gave the occasion a miss. Senior chief A Okay Antony unfurled the flag on the AICC headquarters within the presence of senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and celebration common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Whereas Sonia Gandhi has been avoiding attending public occasions as a consequence of well being points, Rahul Gandhi left on a brief private go to overseas solely on Sunday.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi marked the event by highlighting his celebration’s pledge for “fact and equality” and mentioned that “Congress has been dedicated from the start to boost the voice of the nation”.
देश हित की आवाज़ उठाने के लिए कांग्रेस शुरू से प्रतिबद्ध रही है।
आज कांग्रेस के स्थापना दिवस पर, हम सच्चाई और समानता के अपने इस संकल्प को दोहराते हैं।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 28, 2020
Chatting with reporters, Priyanka Gandhi mentioned the federal government ought to “take heed to the voice of farmers and take again the legal guidelines” and shouldn’t paint the agitation as a “political conspiracy”. “It’s a sin to make use of the type of phrases they’re utilizing for farmers. Authorities is answerable to farmers. Authorities ought to take heed to them and take again the legal guidelines,” Priyanka mentioned.
कांग्रेस इधर अपना 136 वां स्थापना दिवस मना रही है और राहुल जी ‘9 2 11’ हो गये!!
— Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) December 28, 2020
Congress Normal Secretary KC Venugopal accused the BJP of “indulging in low-level politics” and hitting out at Rahul Gandhi “as a result of they need to goal just one chief”. “Rahul Gandhi has gone to see his grandmother. Is it improper? All people has the appropriate to undertake private visits,” he mentioned.
(With inputs from ANI)