Democracy under present govt going through one of darkest hours: Rahul Gandhi at CWC meet

Asking questions is what discomforts this government, for they have no answers, we must expose their failures in upcoming Parliament session,' he said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 12:01 pm
rahul gandhi, congress working committee, CWC, rahul gandhi on modi, NDTV ban, kashmir, pathankot attack, winter session parliament Rahul Gandhi chairing the Congress Working Committee meeting. ANI photo

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Monday delivered the opening remarks at Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi and lashed out at NDA government led by PM Narendra Modi. He said democracy, under the present dispensation, was going through one of its darkest hours.

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“The Modi government is obsessed with power, it seeks to silence all those who disagree,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying. Gandhi, who is chairing the CWC meet for the first time in absence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi as she is reportedly unwell, said the civil society was being intimidated for asking questions in the name of national security.

“Asking questions is what discomforts this government, for they have no answers, we must expose their failures in upcoming Parliament session,” he added.

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Speaking on the issue of One Rank One Pension (OROP), Rahul said the ex-servicemen were being treated callously by the government. Rahul also spoke on the recent I&B Ministry’s order to ban NDTV India for one day. “TV channels are punished and asked to shut down. The opposition is being arrested for holding government to account,” he said. The CWC meet is crucial because winter session of Parliament will begin from November 16 and Congress will finalise its strategy for the same at the meet.

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First Published on: November 7, 2016 12:29 pm
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    Chander Pal
    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:24 am
    Of course for Congi it is the darkest hour. India is on road to robust development. Economy is getting strengthened. Our forex reserves are improving by the day. OROP has been implemented. Yes those who had used Mahatma hi all these years are being marginalized. By the way Mahatma hi was for simple living and high thinking. He who met the King of England in simple Dhoti but maintained his dignity, he who used to write on the back of used envelops.
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      Lproud to
      Nov 7, 2016 at 7:55 pm
      Congress upon big mouth more people love modi
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        MyTake
        Nov 7, 2016 at 9:02 am
        Better write letters to foreign administration not allow Modi to visit their countries! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All will be addressed in one go!
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          MyTake
          Nov 7, 2016 at 8:54 am
          It is true that the "democracy" is going through the "darkest" period for some! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It, however, does not apply to those who want to work hard, make an honest living with proper dignity holding the head high and by doing things right for all those who also want to make an honest living!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Had that happened earlier it would be in the precarious status as it is now as a consequence of last 65 years of misrule! Yes not all of past 65 years was misrule but the sin of later day saints is good enough to cover all!
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            MyTake
            Nov 7, 2016 at 8:58 am
            No freebies, no chamchagiri, no "higiri"! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Very bad isn't it?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"Hindu extremists are more dangerous than Islamic terrorists" indeed!
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              Tony
              Nov 7, 2016 at 9:00 am
              Such kind of comments is what makes him Pappu. There is no other family the history of indian politics, more obsessed for power than the family of Raul hi's. They cant think beyond power and can't tolerate anyone else in Power.
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                SubbuI
                Nov 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm
                DON't WE SEE THE STIKING BAKRHS AND PAID TROOLS COMING OUT LIKE DIRTY RATES FROM NALYAK NMODI TOILET.HALLO WHY YOU ARE SO CINCRNED ON WHAT RAHL SAYS ARE DO? WHY YOU ARE ABUSING HIM LEFT RIGHT UNBATED. THE MORE YOU RATS ABUSE MORE HE WILL GET SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT.IF NALAYAK NMODI AND GANGSTER SHAH WILL DARE TO ANSWER HI QUESTIONS.THE MORECASES YOU PUT ON HIM HE WILL FIGHT OUTlt;br/gt;BY ABUSING HIM YOU SHOW YOUR WEAKNESS AND INSECURITY lt;br/gt;PEOPLE ARE WATCHING.
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                  SubbuI
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm
                  Typos in my above comment STINKING not STIKING BAKTHS Not BARKHS CONCERNED NOT CINCERNED RAHUL not RAHL HIS not HI
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                    Anonymous
                    Nov 7, 2016 at 7:41 am
                    Darkest because there is no corruption. Darkest because media stooges of congress like NDTV are not pampered by Modi. Darkest because there is no family sycophants governing this temple of democracy. Darkest because dumb people are not presiding over this country.
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                      Anonymous
                      Nov 7, 2016 at 8:10 am
                      OROP is one Rahul one Priyanka. If congress was so concerned why they have not implemented OROP for last 60 years. At least Modi has not indulged in corruption.
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                        Vishy
                        Nov 7, 2016 at 9:25 am
                        Ha ha ha.. i pity this poor guy.. the more he tries the more he looks like a fool.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As a matter of fact congress is going through its darkest hour under Rahul baby
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                          Vns
                          Nov 7, 2016 at 10:36 am
                          Muslims are the worst human beings and you are one of them.
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                            Ya Dajjal
                            Nov 8, 2016 at 12:15 am
                            The nation loves Rahul - he is better than Charlie Chapter!
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                              vvvvv
                              Nov 7, 2016 at 8:02 am
                              Some r leaders by born and some r work with situation. If nehru or hiji they r at this time also must like Rahul jee. Like Modi makkar leader one must be like that opposition leader if makkar and makkar than what happen to indian democracy? Only God knows.. Jai Hind
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                                Ajay G
                                Nov 7, 2016 at 11:42 am
                                This moron even knows what democracy is all about. Congress is family run company. We do not need Italian mafia again.
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                                  Akshit
                                  Nov 7, 2016 at 7:38 am
                                  Its not democracy but politics which is going through darkest phase....politicians just need a chance to target modi without knowing the actual reason...ban was just for showing live pathankot op..which is not allowed... so what is wrong is that...you want that everything should be allowed without any law compliance
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                                    Ibrahim
                                    Nov 7, 2016 at 9:32 am
                                    Free Balochistan, Modi repeat 1971 war
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                                      Ibrahim
                                      Nov 7, 2016 at 9:31 am
                                      What did you do when for 4 days Bombai was paralysed by pak trained proxy terrorists. You also supported stan in Baluchistan freedom
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                                        Rathna LK
                                        Nov 7, 2016 at 9:07 am
                                        Shri Rahul hi,the senior parliamentarian is raising and discussing issues which are the need of the hour.As opposition party member he is guiding the nation in an apt manner when ever there is a need.It's proved once again that whether in govt or in opposition,the INC will always remain responsible to the people of this country.
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                                          Rathna LK
                                          Nov 7, 2016 at 9:38 am
                                          As a senior parliamentarian and also the Vice-president of INC ,Shri Rahul hi is guiding the people of this nation in a right pathC,all the while since six decades proved to the people how responsible it is to the people of the country whether they are in govt or in opppsition.All the issues that are being questioned by Shri Rahul hi indeed are very approriate and need of the hour.
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                                            Ashish Biswas
                                            Nov 7, 2016 at 9:25 am
                                            Darkest time for Congress .Never in the history of Congress they had such a useless personality in Rahul ahi.
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