Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament spoke of taking the constitutional spirit beyond Lok Sabha to the jan sabha, to the people.
Modi invited the Congress leaders at his Race Course Road residence.
He has reached out to the Opposition. And underlined the constitutional spirit that binds government and opposition
“People who never had faith in the Constitution, nor had they participated in its drafting, are now swearing by it and are laying claim to it,” said Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
At a press conference, Shahnawaz Hussain sought to drag Rahul and Sonia Gandhi into the row over remarks made by certain Congress leaders against the government.
Meanwhile, according to another school of thought, Sonia’s message comes at a time when Trinamool’s role in Rajya Sabha has become key.
There’s more to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s Diwali message to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, specially at a time when the Congress is courting the Left.
The move by Congress came in the backdrop of protests by artistes, writers and scientists over alleged “rising intolerance” reflected in the Dadri lynching, beef row and other such incidents.
“Today, our legacy is under threat. We are known to the world by our unity in diversity,” Sonia Gandhi said.
The Congress, however, dismissed it saying that BJP was levelling baseless charges as it sensed imminent defeat in the Bihar assembly elections.
In 1999, three members of the Congress did the BJP’s work for it by raising the issue of Sonia Gandhi’s ‘foreign origins’.
Gandhi was addressing a rally at Jalalpur town, campaigning for her party’s Manjhi candidate Vijay Shanker Dubey. Manjhi votes on October 28.
“BJP government is moving away from democratic ideals. It is creating a serious threat for our democracy by imposing its ideology on the people. Communal tension is being created,” said Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress leaders in their application had opposed the transfer of the case from the court of Justice Sunil Gaur who had part-heard the matter for eight months to another court of Justice P S Teji.
The delegation would include AICC General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry and secretaries in-charge of the state, Rajya Sabha MPs, MLAs and former MPs.