New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act would “shred the soul” of India as she launched a scathing attack on ‘Modi-Shah government’ over the law, alleging their sole agenda was to make people fight to serve their politics, and vowed that her party would not retreat in its struggle against injustice.
Addressing the party’s mega “Bharat Bachao Rally” (Save India) at Ramlila Maidan here, she also targeted the government over the economic situation and exhorted people to raise their voice to protect the country and its Constitution. “The Congress and only Congress has always fought for people’s rights. And today too, the Congress party is not going to retreat. Till our last breath, we will fulfil our duty towards protecting the country, democracy and the Constitution”
“Andher nagri chaupat raja wala mahaul hai (confused leader, chaotic State)… kahaan hai sabka saath sabka vikas? What has happened to economy? Where are jobs?” she asked, hitting out at the government over the handling of economy.
The Congress chief said the situation in the country is serious as she highlighted the plight of women, farmers, labourers and the youth and asked party workers to struggle hard for protecting their rights.
“The greatest sin is to bear injustice. So raise your voice to the Modi-Shah government and tell them that we are ready to give any kind of sacrifice for the protection of democracy. And we are ready for any kind of struggle to protect the Constitution.”
Talking about the new amended citizenship law, Sonia Gandhi said it has been on BJP’s agenda for a long time now.