Congress Breaks Convention, Party Chief Attacks Centre On Independence Day

Independence Day: Mr Kharge recounted the contribution of former Congress PMs.

New Delhi:

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, who skipped the 77th Independence Day occasion on the iconic Purple Fort and despatched out a powerful recorded message, attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout the flag hoisting ceremony on the celebration headquarters in Delhi. Opposition voice is being muzzled, and parliament members are being suspended, he mentioned. My very own mike has been muted in the home, he mentioned.

Referring to the PM’s 90-minute lengthy speech from the ramparts of the Purple Fort, he mentioned an impression has been created that developmental work has taken place solely in the previous couple of years.

Mr Kharge recounted the position of former Congress PMs and their contribution in direction of nation constructing.

He additionally alleged an assault on some salient traits of our structure.

This can be a first, in lots of many years, {that a} Congress president has attacked the federal government on Independence Day. Avoiding any criticism or assault on the Centre on Independence Day has thus far been a conference.

A chair with Mallikarjun Kharge’s identify was among the many vacant seats at a piece of the historic Purple Fort the place PM Modi delivered his speech. Mr Kharge mentioned he couldn’t go to the Purple Fort for the speech as he had a watch downside. He mentioned he was additionally anticipated to hoist the flag in his personal home, then go to the Congress workplace, and with a lot safety for the PM and others, and the truth that they would not enable him to go away until the Residence Minister, Defence Minister, Speaker, and a few others did, it could have been unimaginable to attend.

Earlier, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi known as Bharat Mata because the voice of each Indian in a message on social media platform X, previously referred to as Twitter.

“Bharat Mata is the voice of each Indian! Joyful Independence Day to all of the countrymen,” Mr Gandhi mentioned, sharing some ideas from his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.

The Congress president at the moment pledged to uphold democracy and the Structure, which he alleged had been at risk.

He saluted the sacrifices of innumerable Indians who gave up their lives throughout the freedom wrestle, and mentioned they not solely made contribution to the nationwide motion but additionally laid a powerful basis of India.

He additionally lauded the contribution of former prime ministers, together with Atal Bihari Vajpayee who, he mentioned, at all times labored for the nation and took many steps for progress and improvement.

“It pains me to say that at the moment, democracy, Structure and autonomous establishments – all three are in nice hazard,” he lamented.

“New techniques are being adopted to suppress the voice of the opposition. Raids by CBI, ED, Earnings Tax are occurring, Election Fee is being weakened. Efforts are being made to suppress the voice of opposition MPs in Parliament by suspending them. Somebody’s mic goes off or somebody’s phrases are getting expunged. Privilege motions are being introduced,” the Congress chief mentioned.

Within the coming occasions, individuals might not consider that there was a time when individuals from the ruling celebration used to dam proceedings of Parliament, he famous, concentrating on the present dispensation.

“Nice individuals do not erase previous historical past to write down new historical past. They draw their line massive, they do not make the already drawn line smaller by slicing or erasing it,” Mr Kharge mentioned.

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