Congress fires 'Save Democracy' salvo against Modi government

Party chief Sonia Gandhi leads attack on Modi govt, top leaders court arrest

New Delhi: A combative Sonia Gandhi on Friday accused the Centre of 'murdering' democracy and unleashing a campaign of 'baseless allegations' against the opposition, as top Congress leaders hit the streets and courted arrest near the Parliament.

Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh court arrest at Jantar Mantar yesterday
Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh court arrest at Jantar Mantar yesterday

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi were taken into custody along with Sonia Gandhi, who predicted that the government's days were numbered.

Gandhi being taken away by security personnel after party workers come too close to her. Pics/PTI
Gandhi being taken away by security personnel after party workers come too close to her. Pics/PTI

"Do not try to frighten or defame us... life has taught me to struggle, we have faced a lot of challenges. They don't know what we are made of," Sonia said addressing the party's 'Save Democracy' rally at Jantar Mantar. Asserting that her party will play the role of an 'alert' opposition with 'full vigour' both inside and outside the Parliament, Sonia asked partymen to 'unmask' the Modi government.

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