NEW DELHI -- Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi today courted arrest while leading senior leaders and thousands of workers from their party in a march from Jantar Mantar towards Parliament Street.
Congress Party staged its "Save Democracy" rally at a time when the BJP is accusing its leaders of accepting bribes during the purchase of 12 helicopters from the British-Italian company AgustaWestland for Rs. 3,600 crores.
Last month, an Italian court ruled that bribes were paid to seal the deal.
In her speech targeting the "anti-democratic" Modi government, Sonia Gandhi raised several issues including the Jawaharlal Nehru University row, the drought, water shortages, while accusing the Centre of trying to destabilize its governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
"No matter what attempts made to scare us to defame us, we will not bow down," said she said.
Referring to the Jawaharlal Nehru University row, Gandhi said, "They are persecuting students. In the blink of an eye, they call someone a traitor."
Lawmakers from the BJP and the Congress Party continued to debate the AgustaWestland bribery case in Parliament today.
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