New Delhi, Dec 23 (GCCurrentAffairs) Congress protest at Rajghat against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) started today, in which party top leadership attended.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former party president Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra , Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, party organisational general secretary KC Venugopal, senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, AK Antony, Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma, Mukul Wasnik, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Deepender Singh Hooda are among the attendees in the protest.
Earlier in the day, Mr Gandhi and Ms Priyanka had urged ‘students and youth of India’ to participate in the event saying ‘it is the time to show that you are an Indian’.
“Dear students and youth of India, it’s not good enough just to feel Indian. At times like these it’s critical to show that you’re Indian and won’t allow India to be destroyed by hatred. Join me today at 1500 hrs at Raj Ghat, to protest against the hate and violence unleashed on India by Modi-Shah’, Mr Gandhi tweeted.
Taking to twitter, Ms Priyanka said that the protest is to ‘save the country from the politics of divide and rule’.
“This country is a collective bond, collective dream. We have nurtured this land with Labour. We have to save the country from the politics of divide and rule. Let us join at 1500 hrs at Bapu’s memorial at Rajghat and be a part of Constitution recitation,” Ms Vadra tweeted in Hindi.
It is the first time the top leadership of Congress, including party president Sonia Gandhi, Mr Gandhi and Ms Priyanka along with other leaders are joining the ongoing protest, mainly led by students, youth and Muslim organisations across the country since the introduction of CAA in Parliament.