Congress must defend liberty, freedom of individuals, institutions: Sonia Gandhi

"Congress must always defend the liberty and freedom of individual and institutions. Anguished by assault on freedom; self-appointed vigilantes are a threat to liberty and enemy of pluralism and diversity," Gandhi said

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 8, 2017 8:47 pm
Congress, Sonia gandhi, CWC meeting, Congress meeting, Congress unity, Aicc, Congress party meeting, Indian National Congress, indian express Sonia Gandhi’s remarks come on a day when the party petitioned the EC for cancellation of two votes of its “disgruntled” MLAs during Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that the party must defend liberty and freedom of individuals and institutions. Speaking at the special CWC meeting in Delhi today, she also expressed concerns over the rise in cases of “self vigilantism”. Her remarks come on a day when the party petitioned the Election Commission for cancellation of two votes of its “disgruntled” MLAs during Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat.

“Congress must always defend the liberty and freedom of individual and institutions. Anguished by assault on freedom; self-appointed vigilantes are a threat to liberty and enemy of pluralism and diversity,” Gandhi said at the meeting. AICC in-charge of communication Randeep Surjewala also said that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed concerns during the meeting about India’s youth and peasantry as also multiple problems persisting post demonetisation and GST.

Rahul Gandhi skipped the special meeting of the CWC on the 75th anniversary of Quit India movement as he is down with fever. The meeting discussed the contribution of the Congress in the movement.

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  1. Dharamvir Saihgal
    Aug 9, 2017 at 8:04 am
    Looks,she has started talking like a statesman.People are tired of these theatrics and hypocritical trend. Come what may their sins and stigmas won't be washed away even if the celestial god Indra provides them with all his storage of water.
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      Sitaram
      Aug 9, 2017 at 4:53 am
      And dynasties and clans...
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        yash sehgal
        Aug 9, 2017 at 4:24 am
        CONgress n liberty...? CONgress n freedom...??!!! Hahaha...what these two words hv to do with people who r bearing slavery of Nehru dynasty..??? There vongies hv to lick shoes of italian Sonya Maino n Rowl Vinci. IE you r kidding....
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          din
          Aug 9, 2017 at 3:26 am
          SONU talking nonsense, How come most corrupt anti-India party dare talk of morals when they have been looting, money laundering black money, Spying for China and Pakistan (Rahul- Sonia, Sharma and Dijvijai made a deal china) giving fund to Terrorists, causing communal divide using fellow Muslims, Cheating and fooling Muslims, Dalits and Farmers of Land and giving lowest fake deals for 75 years – days are over just drop and let us live and progress in peace
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          1. Kash40
            Aug 8, 2017 at 11:04 pm
            M/s Sonia Gandhi do have freedom of speech in your outfit which you are heading? First you stop slave driving in your party then in your chelas to follow.
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