Save Democracy from Vandalisation
have gathered here to send a strong message. The message should be so loud and
clear that the people would listen and understand it properly, whether they are
sitting in Raisina Hills should or in Nagpur at whose instance the Modi
government is being run.
I want to
tell these people in an unambiguous term that you may try to destroy democracy
as much as you want, but we will not let your dangerous intentions to be
executed as long as we are alive. Let them try as much as they could to
frighten us or give a bad name to us but we are not among those who bow down to
these pressure tactics. Life has taught me to struggle. We all have faced every
kind of challenges. If some people think that it is easy to deviate Congressmen
from the prime duty of safe guarding democracy, they don’t know how strongly
committed these Congressmen are!
against anti-national forces is not a new thing for us. The Congress knows very
well how to fight against those who are trying to destroy the brotherhood and
tolerance of this country. We have shed our blood, sacrificed our lives for
safeguarding the fundamental principles of humanity. If it is needed, we will
not backtrack from making our supreme sacrifices.
last 60-70 years, the Congress constituted such institutions which provide
strength to democracy. Every section of the society had been empowered.
taken to make a farmer’s life prosperous. We struggled to bring about basic
changes in a woman’s life. But within two years, the Modi government began to
ruin everything. Its every step is intended to uproot democracy. Under their
regime, all are in trouble-- farmers, youth and businessmen. All are in deep
despair. Farmers are facing severe drought and are compelled to commit
suicides. But the Modi government is ignoring and doing nothing. Pricerise has
made impossible to bring up children and to run households. My sisters and the
poor are affected the worst.
nothing to do with all these things. Their intension was to come into power
through false promises. They succeeded in doing that. Their hunger for power is
increasing day-by-day. They are doing everything to make the Congress governments
in states to fall. They conspired to topple the popularly and elected Congress
government of Arunachal and Uttarakhand by using money and muscle power. By
doing so, they have not only shaken the foundation of democracy but in fact
they have murdered the democracy. Today, Uttarakhand is facing the worst kind
of forest-fire, but nothing is happening there in order to mitigate and douse the
fire since there is no popular government in the state. Narendra Modi and his
political advisers, who claim to be associated with a cultural organization are
unable to understand the hardships, plight and distress of people. Whether
democracy in under threat, they are least concerned about it. Their one and
only aim is that everything should be under their control.
Congress resurrected the Panchayati Raj system across the country by making a
law. But they are making amendments in the law. Women, tribes, dalits and backwards
are being deprived of contesting elections. Minorities are being intimidated.
The society is being divided on the basis of religion, language and culture
caste. Atrocities are being inflicted on students. They declare anyone as
anti-national within seconds. Those people who dare to oppose them are bound to
suffer. But these people should understand one thing very clearly that when
anything crosses its limit, Indian people rise with might and make the
oppressor bite the dust. The Modi government is deceiving people, and it seems
now that his days are numbered.
government has started the game of making false allegations upon the leaders of
the opposition in order to divert people’s attention from its own failures.
They have started their old game of character assassination of others and
making the atmosphere poisonous by indulging in scare mongering with false
propaganda. They have fired all the cylinders against the Congress. But I warm
them that they should not do a mistake of understanding the Congress weak. The
Congress will never bow down to injustice. We will play the role of a
responsible opposition more emphatically in the coming days. We will fight with
all our might against injustice and oppression at both places-inside the
Parliament and outside it.
to all of you; each and every Congressman to go every nook and corner of the
country and make people aware of the reality of the Modi government; to reveal
their real intentions and give them a befitting reply through democratic means.
The message of this march should be propagated in every possible manner. We
will never let them ruin and destroy the democratic traditions at any cost. We
will never let them do, what may come. Jai Hind