Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that there is no democracy in India while adding that it can be our imagination but it does not exist in reality in India. Earlier today, 50-60 Congress leaders were taken into police custody after they were denied permission to hold a march against the farm laws.
The party staged protests at the Congress headquarters after they were prevented from marching towards Rashtrapati Bhavan. Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party MPs and other leaders staged a sit-in protest outside their office and were detained by the Delhi Police for violating prohibitory orders. The Delhi Police imposed Section 144 CrPC around the Rashtrapati Bhavan, including the Congress office, after which the protesting Congress leaders were detained and taken to Mandir Marg police station.
The party had planned a protest march from its office at Akbar Road to Rashtrapati Bhavan, where Rahul Gandhi, Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury met President Ram Nath Kovind and handed over a memorandum signed by 2 crore farmers demanding the withdrawal of the farm laws.
“The farmers would not return till these laws are taken back. The government should convene a joint session of Parliament and repeal these laws,” he said.
To a question from a journalist, the Congress leader said, “Democracy? Which country are you talking about? There is no democracy in India.”
“There is no democracy in India. It can be in your imagination, but not in reality,” he said on Delhi Police taking party leaders into custody during their march to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Rahul Gandhi also attacked the central government over the ongoing military standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and said China, which is still at the border, has snatched away thousands of kilometres of the Indian land. “Why doesn’t PM speak about it, why is he silent?” he asked.
Source: Times Now