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
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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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    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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