Save democracy march congress holds rally staged show defiance to Narendra Modi. Sonia and Rahul Gandhi leading a rally and march to parliament.
India’s opposition Congress party staged a show of defiance. Sonia and Rahul Gandhi leading a rally and march to parliament to resist.
They called Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bid to destroy democracy.
Save Democracy March; Congress holds rally staged show of defiance against Narendra Modi
The opposition party hit back after facing a slew of corruption accusations levelled by PM Modi’s ruling party over a helicopter order made when Congress was last in power.
Addressing the Save Democracy March, Congress leaders accused the prime minister of trampling on civil rights and of failing to alleviate the impact of a drought under which 400 million Indians are suffering.
“The Indian National Congress will never bow down before injustice.
Sonia Gandhi, 69, who party strategists say may soon cede the Congress leadership to her son.
He said Mr Modi had promised 20 million new jobs every year but in reality the Indian economy had created only 130,000.
“Modi talked about good days to come but today the country is reeling under drought and farmers are committing suicide.
Said the 45-year-old heir apparent, whose father, grandmother and great-grandfather all served as prime minister. “But Modi ji has nothing to say.
PM Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dismissed the rally as an attempt to divert attention from the helicopter scandal.
Known as “Choppergate” that has dominated news headlines for weeks.
“The Congress accusing Modi ji because we have proof to show that the Gandhi family was involved in series of scams.
Said BJP national general secretary Shrikant Sharma. “They stand exposed.”
Congress rejected accusations from the prime minister’s allies that Congress leaders either complicit in or blocked investigations.
Save democracy march congress holds rally staged show defiance to Narendra Modi.
The corrupt payments linked to an order of a dozen helicopters from Italy.
A Milan appeals court recently sentenced the former bosses of Finmeccanica and its AgustaWestland unit to jail terms for false accounting.
Aand corruption in the $640 million order that was scrapped just before the 2014 general election.
India’s Supreme Court heard a petition brought by a New Delhi lawyer calling for it to set up a special investigation team to open a judicial probe.
It gave the government and India’s Central Bureau of Investigation four weeks to respond.
Save Democracy March; Congress holds rally staged show of defiance against Narendra Modi.