New Delhi, Aug 9, 2017: Congress vice-president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday took a jibe at the RSS and BJP-led government at the Centre by saying that hate and communal forces are rising in the country and space for debate and discussion is decreasing in society.
Speaking in Lok Sabha during a debate over 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement, Sonia said “Today, it looks that divisive and communal sentiments are rising across the country, and secularism and free speech are in danger. Law and order forces have also not been able to control the communal forces.”
While hitting out on RSS, the Congress president said “We must not forget that some organisations opposed Quit India Movement, such organisation have no role in freedom struggle.”
“Quit India Movement is a reminder that we should not forget the struggle and sacrifices our freedom fighters made to free the country.”
Sonia also recalls the sacrifices made by Congress leaders during the freedom movement by saying “If we have to preserve freedom, we’ll have to defeat forces endangering it.”
“There is politics of divide. Freedom of expression, civil justice are taking a back seat. We can’t and we won’t allow sectarian forces to succeed,” she said.
“Questions are being raised whether forces of darkness are again raising their head, whether attempts are being made to destroy democracy.”