Rahul Gandhi voice of common man in Lok Sabha: PCC chief

Cong staging silent protest against BJP in Jammu. —Excelsior/Rakesh
Cong staging silent protest against BJP in Jammu. —Excelsior/Rakesh

Cong holds silent protest in Jammu
Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 24: Congress activists held a strong silent protest dharna  in Jammu today  against  the politics of vendetta and suppression  of voice of dissent  and opposition, especially the Congress Party.
A large number of Congress workers and top leadership of the party led by PCC president Vikar Rasool Wani and accompanied by working president Raman Bhalla, Mula Ram, Yogesh Sawhney, Ravinder Sharma, Balwan Singh, Balbir Singh, TS Bajwa, Shabir Ahmed Khan, Indu Pawar, Manmohan Singh, Hari Singh Chib, Krishan Chander Bhagat and several other prominent leaders  sat on silent protest dharna at Shaheedi Chowk Jammu, outside party office to  express  solidarity with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and lodged protest against the  politics of vendetta  and suppression  of the voice of the opposition in the country.
The senior leaders and activists wore black badges and masks to convey a message of denial of right  to  speak and express views, as guaranteed by the constitution in a democracy under Modi regime and the politics of vendetta through different agencies against the opposition leaders especially the Congress party. The silent protestors  sent a strong message of solidarity to their leader Rahul Gandhi and  the determination of the Congress Party to fight against such policies of Modi Government.
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Reacting to the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from  the Lok Sabha, today JK PCC chief said that Rahul Gandhi is the voice of poor, youths and common man in the Lok Sabha which shall be missing. He used to fearlessly raise the voice  of the common man, especially the poor, youth and women and  against those who have been looting  the tax payers’ money. He has been punished for speaking the truth and raising voice of the common people in this country.
Talking to media persons  PCC chief said that Congress shall not be cowed down by such tactics by the  Modi Govt and would fight for the freedom of speech and expression  available  to the citizens under the Constitution. He said Congress stands guarantee to the freedom attained by the countrymen under the leadership of the Congress party, of which freedom of speech and expression is the most  fundamental right. He said BJP wants to crush the voice of opposition.
Prominent others who sat on dharna include Shiv Kumar Sharma (INTUC), Corporators  Dwarka Choudhary &  Rajinder Singh Jamwal,  Pawan Raina, Shashi Sharma, Narinder Gupta, Narinder Sharma, Krishan  Lal Gupta,  HS Mehta, Sanjeev Panda,  Babal Gupta, Thomas Khokhar,  Sahil Sharma, Suresh Dogra, Bhavishya Sudan, RS Nathu, Sandeep Dogra, Dr Ramakant Khajuria, Pawan Dev Singh and others.