As India reels under economic mess, violent protests and internet blockade, the Opposition Congress party today is holding a mega 'Bharat Bachao' Rally in Delhi’s historic Ramlila Ground. Top Congress leaders, including party chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh are present at the 'Bharat Bachao' rally to highlight the "divisive and disruptive" policies of the BJP government.
Below are the live updates:
#01:40 pm: Modi-Shah govt neither bothers about Parliament nor institutions; their only agenda is to hide real issues, make people fight: Sonia Gandhi
#01:38 pm: Sonia Gandhi At 'Bharat Bachao' Rally: Today the atmosphere is such that whenever they feel like they impose an Article, revoke an Article, change the status of a state. Whenever they feel like, they revoke President's Rule & pass Bills without debate
#01:35 pm: Only agenda of Modi-Shah is to create divide among people of the country: Sonia Gandhi
#01:33 pm: Should there not be a probe into why blackmoney could not be brought back as promised: Sonia Gandhi
#01:30 pm: Small businesses have been destroyed due to wrong policies of Modi govt, such shopkeepers forced to commit suicide: Sonia Gandhi
#01:27 pm: Kisi bhi vyakti, samaj aur desh ki zindagi mein kabhi kabhi aisa waqt aata hai ki ussey iss paar ya uss paar ka faisla lena padta hai. Aaj wahi waqt aa gaya hai, desh ko bachana hai to hamein kathor sangharsh karna hoga: Sonia Gandhi
#01:24 pm: TV par koi ek 30 second ka advertisemnet aata hai, vo lakhon ka aata hai. Narendra Modi TV par din bhar dikhte hain roz. Iska paisa kaun de raha hai? Iska paisa vo log de rahe hain jinko Narendra Modi apka paisa cheen kar de rahe hain: Rahul Gandhi
#01:20 pm: Rahul Gandhi at 'Bharat Bachao' Rally: The country knows the situation today. They work to create divides - between religions - in J&K, in northeast. Go to Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh. Go & see what Narendra Modi did there,he has set ablaze those regions
#01:13 pm: Today, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth is at 4%, that too even after they (BJP) changed the way to measure GDP. If GDP is measured following the previous method, it will be just 2.5%: Rahul Gandhi
#01:09 pm: It is Narendra Modi and his assistant Amit Shah who has to apologise to the country for destroying India's economy: Rahul Gandhi
#01:06 pm: I was told in Parliament by BJP y'day 'Rahul ji, you gave a speech. Apologise for that.' I was told to apologise for something which is right. My name is not Rahul Savarkar. My name is Rahul Gandhi. I will never apologise for truth.
#01:05 pm: My name is not Rahul Sawarkar, I am Rahul Gandhi, won't appologise: Rahul Gandhi on BJP's demand of apology over rape remarks.
#12:25 pm: Priyanka Gandhi at 'Bharat Bachao' Rally: I'd like to tell every citizen of this country - raise your voice. You love this country, become its voice. If we don't raise our voice, stay back in the darkness of fear & lies even in these circumstances, & stay quiet then our Constitution will be destroyed.We will be as much responsible for this as much as the arrogant and lying leaders of BJP-RSS.
#12:23 pm: One who doesn't fight against injustice in country will be judged as a coward. If we remain silent, our revolutionary Constitution will be destroyed and country's division will start: Priyanka Gandhi
#12:18 pm: What is this country? This is a country born of a movement that used the power of nonviolence & love to defeat the greatest conquerors of the time. This is a country of love, nonviolence & brotherhood: Priyanka Gandhi
#12:14 pm: At every bus station, in every newspaper, we see "Modi hai to mumkin hai". But in reality, if BJP is there, 100 kg onion is possible, highest unemployment in 45 years is possible," says Priyanka Gandhi.
#WATCH Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi: "...Har bus stop, har akhbar pe dikhta hai 'Modi hai to mumkin hai'. Asliyat ye hai ki 'BJP hai to Rs 100 kilo ki pyaaz hai, BJP hai to 45 saal mein sabse zyada berozgari mumkin hai, BJP hai to 4 cr naukriyan nasht hona mumkin hai.." pic.twitter.com/6sr1CAYD9n— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2019
#12:10 pm: Priyanka Gandhi is speaking now. She says, We must speak out against the injustice. Unemployment is possible if there is BJP.
#12:00 pm: P Chidambaram, at Congress' 'Bharat Bachao' rally: In 6 months Modi govt has wrecked India's economy. Yet ministers are completely clueless. Y'day Finance Minister said everything's alright, we're on top of the world. The only thing she didn't say was 'achhe din aane wale hain.'