New Delhi, Dec 16: While addressing her last speech as the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said our country’s foundation and shared traditions are being attacked, adding there is an environment of fear in the contemporary India.
“Since 2014 we have been playing the role of opposition, the challenge that we face today, is the biggest one, our constitutional values are being attacked, our party has also lost many elections but our party will never bow down”, she told a gathering at the Congress Headquarters after Rahul Gandhi took over as the head of the country’s oldest party.
Our country's foundation & shared traditions are being attacked, there is an environment of fear: Sonia Gandhi at AICC pic.twitter.com/AaBXEuGAUm
— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2017
As it was a proud movement for the mother Sonia Gandhi, she said “Rahul is my son, so I do not think for me to praise him is right but I would say that since childhood he had to bear the brunt of the violence. After joining politics he had to face blatant personal attacks, that have made him a stronger person”.
Speaking about her relationship with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, she stated “Indira ji accepted me as her daughter, and I learned a lot about Indian culture and tradition from her. I learned about those principles upon which the foundation of our country was laid”.
“In 1984, Indira ji was assassinated and I felt I had lost my mother and that incident changed my life forever”, Sonia Gandhi added.