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Congress’ Bharat Bachao rally Highlights: An atmosphere of ‘andher nagri chaupat raja’ in India, says Sonia Gandhi

Congress Bharat Bachao rally Highlights: "I will address the public meeting at the protest against the dictatorship of the BJP government organized by the Congress party today at the historic Ramlila Maidan in Delhi," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 14, 2019 4:37:56 pm
Bharat Bachao rally, Bharat Bachao, Congress Bharat Bachao rally, Bharat Bachao rally Congress, Congress rally, Congress protest, Citizenship Amendment Bill, Citizenship Bill protests, India news, Indian Express Amid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Act in various parts of the country, the Congress party, led by its chief Sonia Gandhi, participated in the ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Saturday. (Express Photo)

Congress Bharat Bachao rally Highlights: Reiterating his stand on his ‘Rape in India’ remark, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Saturday said that he will never apologise for speaking out the truth. “I was asked to apologise in the Parliament yesterday by the BJP members. They tell me to apologise for the correct thing. I am not Rahul Savarkar, my name is Rahul Gandhi. I will never apologise for the truth. No one from Congress will apologise,” he said.

Rahul took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for destabilising the economy and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and in the northeast.

Prior to Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi said that if the people don’t raise their voice against the government, then our Constitution will be destroyed, and we will be responsible for that. “If we don’t raise our voice, stay back in the darkness of fear and lies even in these circumstances, and stay quiet then our Constitution will be destroyed,” she said addressing the ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally.

Amid the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Act in various parts of the country, the Congress party, led by its chief Sonia Gandhi, participated in the ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Saturday.

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16:36 (IST)14 Dec 2019
At Bharat Bachao rally, Congress top brass echoes: ‘If you love India, raise your voice’

The Congress Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP government highlighting the “failures” of the central government and its alleged attempt to divide the country and its people.

Addressing the Congress’ mega “Bharat Bachao Rally” (Save India Rally) at Ramlila grounds here, Congress president Sonia Gandhi assured justice to all who will be affected by the Citizenship Act implemented by the BJP government. Click here to read more.

15:15 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Visuals from Ramlila Maidan

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15:05 (IST)14 Dec 2019
'I am Rahul Gandhi, not Savarkar, won’t apologise for speaking truth'

Refusing to succumb to pressure from the BJP over his ‘rape in India’ remark, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he will not apologise for speaking out the “truth” and instead, sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Union Home Minister Amit Shah for “destroying” the country’s economy. Click here to read more.

(Source: Twitter/INCIndia)
14:24 (IST)14 Dec 2019
WATCH: 'Youth of country roaming on roads, searching for jobs,' says a Congress worker

WATCH: "The youth of the country are roaming on roads, searching for jobs," says one Congress worker.

13:44 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Sonia Gandhi attacks BJP at the 'Bharat Bachao' rally

"Small businesses have been destroyed due to wrong policies of Modi govt, such shopkeepers forced to commit suicide. Should there not be a probe into why black money could not be brought back as promised?" questions Sonia Gandhi

13:42 (IST)14 Dec 2019
They violate Constitution everyday: Sonia Gandhi at 'Bharat Bachao' rally

"Today, the atmosphere is such that whenever they feel like they impose an Article, revoke an Article, change the status of a state. Whenever they feel like, they revoke President's Rule and pass Bills without debate. They violate the Constitution everyday and then also celebrate Constitution Day": Sonia Gandhi

13:36 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Time has come to save the country, says Sonia Gandhi

"The time has come to save the country and we have to struggle hard for it," says Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at the 'Bharat Bachao' rally

13:35 (IST)14 Dec 2019
CAB will destroy the country: Sonia Gandhi at 'Bharat Bachao' rally

"Modi-Shah are not bothered at all that the Citizenship Amendment Act will shred the soul of India, just like it is happening in Assam and other states of the northeast. The Citizenship Act, which the BJP government has brought in, will destroy the country. But I guarantee whoever will get injustice, Congress will stand with them," says Sonia Gandhi on the Citizenship Act protests.

13:33 (IST)14 Dec 2019
'My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar; will never apologise'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he will never apologise for speaking out the "truth" and said it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his "assistant" Amit Shah who need to apologise for "destroying" the country's economy.

Taking a jibe at the BJP for demanding an apology for his "rape in India" remark, Gandhi said, "My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar. I will never apologise for speaking truth and nor will any Congressman do so. It is Narendra Modi and his assistant Amit Shah who has to apologise to the country for destroying India's economy."

Accusing the Prime Minister of singlehandedly "destroying" the economy, he said, "It is Prime Minister himself and not India's enemies who has destroyed our economy and (he) still calls himself a patriot". (PTI)

13:30 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Modi has set ablaze J&K, northeast: Rahul Gandhi at 'Bharat Bachao' rally

"The country knows the situation today. They work to create divides - between religions - in J&K, in the northeast. Go to Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh. Go & see what Narendra Modi did there. He has set ablaze those regions," says Rahul Gandhi

13:23 (IST)14 Dec 2019
'Who is giving the money to BJP for all the TV advertisements?' questions Rahul Gandhi

"A 30-seconds advertisement on the television costs lakhs of rupees. And Narendra Modi is 24 hours seen on the TV. Who is giving all this money? Where is all this money coming from? All this money is the hard-earned money of the citizens": Rahul Gandhi

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13:20 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Rahul Gandhi tears into BJP at the 'Bharat Bachao' rally

"Today, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth is at 4%, that too even after they (BJP) changed the way to measure GDP. If GDP is measured following the previous method, it will be just 2.5%," says Rahul Gandhi.

13:19 (IST)14 Dec 2019
'Modi put all the money in pockets of influential and corrupt businessmen: Rahul Gandhi

'People elected Narendra Modi as their Prime Minister to develop the nation so that he could provide jobs to the youth. But what did he do? He put all the money in the pockets of influential and corrupt businessmen,' says Rahul Gandhi at the 'Bharat Bachao' rally

13:11 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Demonetisation was a fraud: Rahul Gandhi

"Demonetisation was a fraud. Narendra Modi lied to you at the time of demonetisation. He lied to you by saying he will fight against corruption. He snatched the money from your pockets and put it in the pockets of Adani and Ambani": Rahul Gandhi

13:08 (IST)14 Dec 2019
My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar, says Rahul

"I was asked to apologise in the Parliament yesterday by the BJP members. They tell me to apologise for the correct thing. I am not Rahul Savarkar, my name is Rahul Gandhi. I will never apologise for the truth. No one from Congress will apologise. It is Narendra Modi who should apologise. He should apologise to the nation. His assistant Amit Shah should apologise to the nation. I will tell you why they should that": Rahul Gandhi

12:53 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Many people attend Congress' 'Bharat Bachao' rally.

More than a thousand people attended Congress' 'Bharat Bachao' rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Saturday.

(Express Photos)

12:49 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Raise your voice to save Constitution: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday said that it is necessary to raise our voice now or our Constitution will be destroyed. "I'd like to tell every citizen of this country - raise your voice. You love this country, become its voice. If we don't raise our voice, stay back in the darkness of fear and lies even in these circumstances, and stay quiet then our Constitution will be destroyed. We will be as much responsible for this as much as the arrogant and lying leaders of BJP-RSS."

12:32 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Priyanka Gandhi attacks Modi govt

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, at the 'Bharat Bachao' rally, said, "We can see the tagline 'Modi hai to mumkin hai' at every bus stop and in every newspaper. But the truth is if BJP is in power, then onions will be sold at Rs 100 per kilo, the unemployment rate will be the highest in 45 years, and 4 crore jobs will be lost."

12:28 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Sonia Gandhi reaches Ramlila Maidan

Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi reaches Delhi's Ramlila Maidan to participate in the 'Bharat Bachao' rally. Top party leaders will address the rally, highlighting the failures of the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.

12:24 (IST)14 Dec 2019
Chidambaram says 'Modi govt has wrecked India's economy'

Congress leader P Chidambaram, at the 'Bharat Bachao' rally, said, "In 6 months Modi govt has wrecked India's economy. Yet ministers are completely clueless. Y'day Finance Minister said everything's alright, we're on top of the world. The only thing she didn't say was 'achhe din aane wale hain."

The party's overseas wing will joing the protest by holding demonstration in front of the High Commision of India in London.

"Join us for #BharatBachaoRally organized by @TeamIOCUK on December 14th in London in front of High Commision of India at 3 pm to protest against the failures of the @narendramodi led @BJP4India government," the Indian Overseas Congress tweeted.

Many Congress leaders like Ahmed Patel, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, KC Venugopal, Mukul Wasnik and Avinash Pande visited the Ramlila Maidan to overlook the preparations.

Delhi Congress president Subhash Chopra claimed that over 50,000 people from the city will take part in the protest, while Delhi Congress chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said lakhs of party workers and people from other parts of the country will attend the rally.

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