Rahul’s disqualification amounts to ‘murder of democracy’: Bhalla

Cong leaders and Sewa Dal activists taking out candle light march in support of Rahul Gandhi in Jammu.
Cong leaders and Sewa Dal activists taking out candle light march in support of Rahul Gandhi in Jammu.

Cong Sewa Dal takes out candle light march

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 30: J&K Congress Sewa Dal under the leadership of its president Vijay Sharma Babbi today took out a candle light protest march against the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as an MP, calling the Centre’s move ‘undemocratic’, ‘unconstitutional’, and ‘unparliamentary’.
The March was led by JKPCC working president Raman Bhalla who was accompanied by hundreds of Sewa Dal activists. The candle light march started from Satwari Chowk and passed through various Bazaars and culminated at Mahatma Gandhi Chowk, Satwari.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhalla said that disqualifying Rahul Gandhi is an attempt to instill fear in people to show that anything can happen if you go against the government, or the BJP. His sentence in the 2019 defamation case over the Modi surname remark was maximized so that he could be disqualified. This is an act to distract the nation from the Adani issue,” Bhalla said.
“Freedom of speech is being curbed in India. It is democratic country and Rahul Gandhi should have been allowed to put his point in the Parliament,” Bhalla said.
Bhalla further said that Congress under Rahul Gandhi has been protesting against flawed GST, price hike and unemployment. Great leaders of Congress laid the foundation of democracy in this country. If they think they can terrorise us, they are wrong,” he added.
Slamming the BJP over its charge that Rahul Gandhi insulted OBCs with his remark for which he has been convicted in a criminal defamation case, Bhalla said why is the ruling party pained if fugitives such as Nirav Modi and Lalit Modi are criticised. “Rahul is fighting for the people of this country, against unemployment and inflation,” he said.
Bhalla said not only the Congress party, but all non-BJP secular parties have come together, and are “wailing over the death of democracy” in the country.
Charging that institutions are being attacked in the country, Bhalla said it is time for “all democratic forces to get together”. Dubbing Gandhi’s disqualification as a “murder of democracy”, he charged that the BJP labels anyone who raises their voice against it as “anti-nationals” and distorts their public image through social media.
Prominent among those present on the occasion include Refugees Cell Chairman Amrit Bali, Corporate Dewarka Choudhary, Tamana Heer, Sandeep Dogra, Pawan Bhagat, Gopal Dass, Dharam Pal and Ranjeet Singh.