New Delhi, Dec 27 : The Congress will undertake flag marches named “Save Constitution – Save India” across the country on its foundation day on December 28, the party announced on Friday.
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary K.C. Venugopal told mediapersons that the Indian National Congress will celebrate its foundation day by hoisting its flag at the AICC headquarters here on Saturday morning.
“In addition to the customary flag hoisting in the respective state capitals, the Presidents of Pradesh Congress Committees will thereafter undertake flag marches carrying the message of ‘Save Constitution-Save India’. They will also read the preamble of the Constitution in their respective languages at public meetings organized for this purpose”, he said.
“Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will join the program in Guwahati, Assam, tomorrow (Saturday), with other senior leaders participating in their respective states,” he added.
Venugopal accused the Prime Minister and the Home Minister of being contradictory while giving statements on the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and on the National Population Register (NPR).
“The government has put itself in a bind on these issues with the PM (Prime Minister), Home Minister and Raksha Mantri (RM) making contradictory statements on different occasions. The CAA proposes to flout the guarantees of Article 14, in contravention of the Constitution of India,” he said.
Venugopal also said that the government’s move to announce the NPR updation amid protests over CAA and NRC and to divert public attention from unemployment and economic gloom, have raised suspicions about their motives.
“Amidst massive public outrage, the government decided to take a step further and announced the updation of NPR exercise, on December 24. This has again raised hackles and suspicion because of RSS-BJP’s long hidden agenda to implement NRC following completion of NPR exercise amid historic unemployment and the pall of economic gloom,” he said.
He said that his party is committed to save the Constitution.
According to Venugopal, the “Congress Party will rise to every occasion when there is a challenge to the Constitution of India and any effort to derail the country from its path of progress.”