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14/12/2019 2:21 PM IST | Updated 14/12/2019 2:31 PM IST

Modi- Shah Violate The Constitution Every Day, Sonia Gandhi Says At Congress Rally

Congress will work to save the country and its democracy “till our last breath”, Sonia Gandhi said.

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Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi 

At Congress’s mega rally in New Delhi on Saturday, party president Sonia Gandhi said the Congress will not step behind in fight against injustice and will fulfil its duty of saving the country and its democracy “till our last breath”.

Modi-Shah govt neither bothers about Parliament nor institutions. Their only agenda is to hide real issues, make people fight,” Sonia said at Congress’ Bharat Bachao Rally (Save India Rally).

The time has come to save the country and we have to struggle hard for it, the Congress president said.

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“Should there not be a probe into why black money could not be brought back as promised? Small businesses have been destroyed due to wrong policies of the Modi government. Such shopkeepers were forced to die by suicide,” she said.

“They (Modi and Shah) violate the Constitution every day and then also celebrate Constitution Day,” Sonia said.

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An atmosphere of “andher nagri chaupat raja” in the country, entire nation asking where is “sabka sath sabka vikas”, she said.

Suffering injustice is the biggest crime. It’s time to rise to save democracy and constitutions, Sonia said. 

At the rally, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reiterated that said he would never apologise for speaking out the “truth” and said it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his “assistant” Amit Shah who need to apologise for “destroying” the country’s economy.

Taking a jibe at the BJP for demanding an apology for his “rape in India” remark, Gandhi said, “My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar. I will never apologise for speaking truth and nor will any Congressman do so. It is Narendra Modi and his assistant Amit Shah who has to apologise to the country for destroying India’s economy.”

Accusing the Prime Minister of singlehandedly “destroying” the economy, he said, “It is Prime Minister himself and not India’s enemies who has destroyed our economy and (he) still calls himself a patriot”.

Rahul called upon people representing country’s institutions not to fear, says “we will together remove this atmosphere of fear”. 

 Priyanka Gandhi also address the rally, saying “One who doesn’t fight injustice in the country will be judged as a coward.”

She said, “One who doesn’t fight against injustice in country will be judged as a coward. If we remain silent, our revolutionary Constitution will be destroyed and country’s division will start.” 

(With inputs from PTI)