Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday held a mega ‘Jan Aakrosh Rally’ to showcase the “public outrage” against "public outrage" against Narendra Modi government over several issues, including women safety, increasing farm crisis and unemployment.
Addressing a large gathering of over 40 thousand people, mostly Congress workers, Rahul slammed Modi for not delivering on the promises he had made during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
He said that after surpassing expectations in Gujarat elections, Congress would win the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and emerge victorious in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Apart from Rahul, UPA chairperson and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh also attacked the Modi government during the rally.
The former prime minister said that the democracy of the country was in danger with the Modi government consistently undermining its Constitutional institutions.
"The manner in which the Modi government is functioning, it can also pose a threat to democracy in the country. In the last few days, what happened in Indian Parliament is before the people of the country (to see)," he said, addressing the 'Jan Akrosh Rally' at Ramlila Maidan.
Sonia said that the nation was going through turbulent times under PM Modi and every section of the society was suffering from "unprecedented violence and hatred."
"It is saddening to see that our society is suffering from unprecedented violence and hatred today. People from every section of society are suffering. The nation is going through turbulent times under PM Modi," Sonia said.
# 12: 48 PM: I respect differences of opinion and will protect any dissenters. However, the BJP neither appreciates different opinions nor does it respect its own elders: Congress President
# 12:45 PM: Rahul Gandhi, while speaking at the Jan Akrosh Rally says that unlike BJP, the Congress fights for "Satya" (truth) not "Satta" (power).
#12:40 PM: Only the Congress Party can support the farmers of India and protect their interests: Rahul
#12:35 PM: The BJP & RSS have spread falsehood about the Congress across the nation. But the truth is now making its way out and people can see through their lies: Rahul
The BJP & RSS have spread falsehood about the Congress across the nation. But the truth is now making its way out and people can see through their lies: Congress President @RahulGandhi #JanAakroshRally pic.twitter.com/jpTxWor11u— Congress (@INCIndia) April 29, 2018
# 12:30 PM: The RSS is slowly taking over our democratic institutions and destroying them from within while PM Modi watches silently: Rahul Gandhi
# 12:27 PM: Under PM Modi, for the the first time in the history of our country, Supreme Court judges have had to reach out to people for justice.
#12:25 PM: Union Minister Piyush Goyal makes dubious business deals benefitting companies linked to him through his position. However, PM Modi doesn't utter a single word on this, says Rahul Gandhi
#12:23 PM: When PM Modi speaks, people have to search hard for shreds of truth within his speeches: Rahul Gandhi
#12:22 PM: India is a country of many faiths and religions. The foundations of every faith are based on truth. When we bow our heads to Gods, we bow our heads to the truth: Rahul
#12:20 PM: I interact with many people around the country. Whenever I ask them if they are happy with the Modi Govt, the reply is a resounding NO: Rahul Gandhi
#12:19: LIVE: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the Jan Aakrosh Rally at Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi.
#12:18 PM: Unemployment is on the rise and the youth of the country are distressed. Students taking loans for education are wondering how they will repay these loans if they do not get jobs: Singh
#12:17 PM: The Modi Govt's anti-farmer policies have resulted in an unprecedented agrarian distress in the country. Our farmers are demanding justice from the Modi Govt, says Manmohan Singh.
# 12:14 PM: Under the leadership of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, let us all pledge our commitment to the cause of saving our nation from the violent and hateful forces that are destroying India: Sonia
#12:10 PM: It is saddening to see that our society is suffering from unprecedented violence and hatred today. People from every section of society are suffering. The nation is going through turbulent times under PM Modi: Sonia Gandhi
#12:08 PM: The Modi Govt has left no stone unturned in destroying our democratic institutions: Sonia
#12:06 PM: All promises made by PM Modi when he came riding in to power have turned out to be hollow: Sonia Gandhi
#12:05 PM: Modi ji had said 'na khaunga na khane dunga' but corruption has increased. Today, injustice and lies are dominating in the country. Whoever raises voice has to bear the brunt of Modi Govt's anger: Sonia Gandhi
#11:50 AM: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, sonia Gandhi arrive at Ramlila Ground.
#11: 30 AM: Congress leader Sachin Pilot speaking about the rally and its motive.
# 10:50 AM: The nation is angry and hurting, PM Modi. With the loot, unprecedented harassment and hatred that your tenure has unleashed, you have betrayed the trust of the people. Remember- "janata maaf nahin karegi": Congress
# 10:30 AM: Congress has shared a video on its twitter handle showing the "disturbing saga of violence, betrayal and failures" of the Modi government.
The Modi Govt's tenure has so far been a disturbing saga of violence, betrayal and failures on every front. Every section of the society is suffering and is angry. The nation stands united today to voice its anger against this insensitive regime. #JanAakroshRally pic.twitter.com/tyShxhSTW0— Congress (@INCIndia) April 29, 2018
#09:50 AM: Over 40 thousand Congress workers are expected to reach the Ramlila Ground to attend the 'Jan Akrosh Rally'. The Congress party has issued over 40,000 indentity cards with barcodes to track the attendence of its party workers.
समाज का हर वर्ग मौजूदा सरकार की नाकामी और संवेदनहीनता ने निराश हो चुका है, लोगों में जबरदस्त आक्रोश है और इसी आक्रोश को प्रदर्शित करने के लिए पूरे देश से पार्टी कार्यकर्ता कल दिल्ली के रामलीला मैदान पर इकठ्ठा हो रहे हैं। pic.twitter.com/gNo1BGUeiV— Congress (@INCIndia) April 28, 2018
#09:40 AM: The Congress president is likely to raise the issue of Piyush Goyal's alleged corruption.
It’s no secret that CA Piyush Goyal, the BJP Treasurer, has pried open the doors of every major corporate house for PM Modi.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 28, 2018
How then will the PM act against this Minister, caught red handed, misusing his power for 48 Cr. of personal gain?#GoyalMustResign
#09:30 AM: Rahul Gandhi would be targeting Modi government over farm crisis, women safety.
मोदी सरकार के चार साल-युवाओं को रोज़गार नहीं, महिलाओं को सुरक्षा नहीं, किसानों को सही दाम नहीं, दलितों-अल्पसंख्यकों को अधिकार नहीं। इस निराशा से फैले भारी आक्रोश को प्रकट करने के लिए कल सुबह 9:30 बजे रामलीला मैदान में "जन-आक्रोश रैली" में शामिल हों।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 28, 2018
आपके सहयोग की अपेक्षा रहेगी। pic.twitter.com/a9kYO72s0r