Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt, raises concern over raise of self-vigilantism

Sonia Gandhi slams Modi govt, raises concern over raise of self-vigilantism

8 launched a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government, saying that many sections of society were living in fear and that individual liberty was being trampled upon daily by anti-social elements and self-appointed vigilantes.

Gandhi further said that the Congress will always defend the liberty and freedom of individuals and institutions.

Taking note of and expressing its grave concern over the planned and systemic assaults on the foundational values of the country, and the constitutional rights of our citizens, the Indian National Congress, re-dedicates itself to uphold and defend the idea of India as envisioned by the leaders of the freedom movement.

The Congress Working Committee passed a resolution on Tuesday paying homage to the 1942 movement on its 75th anniversary, and AICC is learnt to be preparing for a showdown in Parliament, which will observe the anniversary in a special session on Wednesday. "Their political descendants are the very people who today hold high office and have arrogated to themselves the role of torchbearers of our freedom".

German imports and exports fall in June
In the reporting period, the volume of exports from China to Russian Federation increased by 21.8% and amounted to $23.39 bln. In Asia, the Nikkei closed with a loss of -0.30%, the ASX also retreated, while Hang Seng and CSI 300 managed slight gains.

The event is being observed in a big way as this year completes 75 years since the Mahatma Gandhi's call to the British to leave India.

A rattled Congress asked its senior leader Jairam Ramesh to take permission before speaking, after the Rajya Sabha member said the party was facing an existential crisis.

She recalled the struggles of those who had been jailed and those who sustained the movement from underground, in spite of brutal repression inflicted on them by the British authorities.

Rahul skipped the meeting as he was down with a viral infection and Sonia chaired it.

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