Sonia Gandhi wrote an editorial in The Hindu criticising the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of crucial elections in Karnataka and other states this year.
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi ripped into the Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday in an editorial published by a leading national daily. She accused prime minister Narendra Modi and his government of ‘systematically dismantling all three pillars of India’s democracy’ and – with an eye on the 2024 general election – warned the ruling party that ‘enforcing silence cannot solve India’s problems’.
The ex-Congress chief touched upon various issues – from the disqualification of party MP Rahul Gandhi to the political row over the Adani-Hindenburg crisis, fiery opposition protests over which brought the second half of the Parliament’s Budget session to a virtual standstill. She also accused the government of resorting to ‘unprecedented measures (such as) expunging speeches’.
“… we have witnessed the prime minister and his government systematically dismantling all three pillars of India’s democracy – the legislature, the executive and the judiciary – with their actions demonstrating a deep-rooted disdain for democracy and democratic accountability.
Sonia Gandhi began and referred to ‘a government-led strategy to disrupt Parliament and prevent the Opposition from raising issues of grave concern… such as unemployment, inflation…
Sonia Gandhi claimed the prime minister’s ‘actions speak far louder than his words’ and said, “… his statements – when not venting anger at the opposition or blaming past leaders for today’s ills – either ignore the most vital issues… or are verbal gymnastics to gloss over or distract from these issues.”