At the inspiration stone laying ceremony of the brand new Chhattisgarh Assembly constructing, the Congress chief alleged that ‘anti-nationwide and anti-poor forces’ had been spreading ‘hatred and venom of violence’ within the nation

Raipur: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday mentioned that anti-nationwide and anti-poor forces had been spreading hatred and “venom of violence” within the nation, and the “influence of dictatorship” on our democracy was rising.

The founding fathers would have by no means imagined that the Constitution and democracy will likely be in peril 75 years after Independence as freedom of expression is in peril and democratic establishments are being ruined, she mentioned.

Gandhi addressed the inspiration stone laying ceremony of the brand new Chhattisgarh Assembly constructing in Nava Raipur, the upcoming new capital of the state, by way of a recorded video message in Hindi.

“For the past some time, an attempt is being made to derail our country. New challenges have come up before our democracy. Today, the country stands at a crossroads,” she mentioned within the message.

“Anti-poor and anti-national forces and those who rule by making people fight against each other have been spreading hatred and venom of violence,” she mentioned.

“Bad thinking is dominating over good thinking, freedom of expression is in danger and democratic institutions are being ruined. The influence of ‘tanashahi‘ (dictatorship) has been increasing on ‘lokshahi’ (democracy),” she added.

Without naming anybody, Gandhi alleged that these parts need to suppress the voice of individuals.

“What do they want? They want people of the country, our youth, our tribal people, our women, our farmers, shopkeepers and small traders, jawans to keep their mouths shut,” she mentioned.

Two years from now the nation will full 75 years of Independence, the Congress president famous. “Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, GV Mavalankar (Speaker of the Constituent Assembly of India), Dr BR Ambedkar and our other forefathers would have never imagined that after 75 years of Independence, the country will face such a difficult situation and our Constitution and democracy will be in danger,” she mentioned.

Extending needs on the inspiration stone ceremony, she mentioned, “Today is an important day and we all should take a pledge to protect the foundation of democracy. We should also take a pledge that as long as we are in power, we will take decisions keeping in mind the interests of people standing at the end of queue.”

“The legislature is the biggest pillar of our democracy. Parliament and Legislative Assembly are sacred temples of our democracy which ensure protection to our Constitution. But it must be remembered that the Constitution will not be saved by buildings, rather it will be protected by emotions,” she mentioned.

“We have come a long way in the last seven decades and successfully faced several challenges and got rid of them. However, we are still far away from realizing the dreams of our forefathers,” Gandhi mentioned.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi additionally attended the programme by way of video-convention from Delhi, officers mentioned.

Rahul Gandhi hailed the Bhupesh Baghel authorities for launching schemes for farmers and tribals in his message learn out by Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey.

Baghel, by way of the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana and different schemes, has ensured that cash reaches the arms of farmers, labourers and the poor, Rahul Gandhi mentioned.

Besides Baghel, Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Charan Das Mahant and different state ministers had been current on the venue.

The new Assembly constructing will come up over 51 acres behind the brand new Mantralaya (secretariat) at a value of round Rs 270 crore, officers mentioned.

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