Stepping up assault on the Modi authorities, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused it of disrespecting folks’s mandate in its “greed for power.”
With the Supreme Court ordering restoration of the social gathering’s authorities in Arunachal Pradesh yesterday, Gandhi charged that the Modi authorities dismissed duly elected governments in these states and insulted the favored mandate.
“The present government, in its greed for power, toppled duly elected governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and disrespected the people’s mandate,” Gandhi mentioned, addressing a rally organised by the Congress right here.
“We all are very proud of the Supreme Court for protecting our Constitution and democracy,” Gandhi mentioned, after unveiling a statue of Congress stalwart and former Union minister Shankarrao Chavan and a memorial library named after him.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was additionally current at the perform.
The Modi authorities dismissed duly elected governments in these states and insulted the favored mandate, she mentioned.
“Had Shankarrao been alive today, he would’ve been deeply hurt to see all this and would have objected to these unconstitutional steps,” Gandhi mentioned.
The Congress chief additionally accused the NDA dispensation of placing farmers and susceptible sections at drawback by diluting the welfare schemes launched throughout the earlier UPA rule.
“It is gloomy that at the moment, welfare schemes made by our Manmohan Singh authorities, for farmers, tribals, minorities
and girls are being weakened. As a consequence, lakhs of households are bearing the brunt,” she mentioned.
“The Modi authorities needs to be reminded that there’s drought in the nation. Due to your (Modi authorities’s)
insurance policies, farmers have been alienated,” she mentioned.
“You have waived off thousands of crores of loans of capitalists but left farmers to their fate,” Gandhi charged.
“The BJP authorities is weakening welfare measures taken in final 60 years for good thing about farmers,” she mentioned.
Congress wouldn’t permit farmers’ voice to be stifled, she mentioned.
Lauding the services of Shankarrao Chavan, Gandhi mentioned the late chief was referred to as ‘headmaster’ for his administrative acumen, Gandhi mentioned.
“Chavan was among those leaders who played a valuable role from his student day politics,” she mentioned.
“Chavan was among the loyal associates of Indira ji. I am happy that his family has continued with his legacy of public service,” she mentioned.
She recalled that Shankrarrao additionally labored carefully with Rajiv Gandhi. “He (Chavan) cared for farmers and adivasis
(tribals),” she mentioned.
“I am sure that the memorial for Chavan will inspire youngsters,” Gandhi mentioned.