Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has on Thursday declared that India is not practicing democracy while stating clearly that it can only be in one’s imagination but definitely not in reality in India.
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About 50 to 60 Congress leaders were arrested in the early hours of Thursday after being denied their constitutional right to protest against the farm laws. The party had organized protests at the Congress headquarters after they were disallowed to march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Delhi police arrested congress leaders, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and party MPs, and some other leaders who staged a sit-in protest outside their office alleging that they violated prohibitory orders.
The Delhi Police imposed Section 144 CrPC on the Rashtrapati Bhavan, including the Congress office, after which the protesting Congress leaders were detained and moved to Mandir Marg police station.
The party actually wanted to protest from its office at Akbar Road to Rashtrapati Bhavan, where Rahul Gandhi, leader of the opposition group in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury met with President Ram Nath Kovind and gave him 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,” Rahul Gandhi said.
While replying to a question from a journalist, the lawmaker said, “Democracy? Which country are you talking about? There is no democracy in India.”
#WATCH | There is no democracy in India. It can be in your imagination, but not in reality: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Delhi Police taking party leaders into custody during their march to Rashtrapati Bhavan pic.twitter.com/7oYfUDEkEM
— ANI (@ANI) December 24, 2020
“There is no democracy in India. It can be in your imagination, but not in reality,” he said referring to Delhi Police arresting party leaders during their march to Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Rahul Gandhi also slammed the central government over the ongoing military standoff at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh and said China at the border, has snatched away thousands of kilometers of the Indian land, “Why doesn’t PM speak about it, why is he silent?” he questioned.