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“When Lord Ram Fought For Truth…”: Priyanka Gandhi At INDIA Bloc Rally


Priyanka Gandhi said the Election Commission should ensure a level playing field for all parties

New Delhi:

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today cites Ramayan to attack the BJP during a massive opposition rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan today. “I have been coming to Ramlila Maidan since childhood. Every year Ravan’s effigy is set on fire. When I was a kid, I used to come (here) with my grandmother Indira Ji and she used to narrate the Ramayan to me,” she said.

Taking a dig at ruling BJP, she said: “Those in power today call themselves Ram bhakts. When I was sitting here I thought that I should say something to them. I want to remind them of the 1,000-year-old tale and its message.When Lord Ram fought for truth, he did not have power, resources or even a chariot. Ravan had chariots, resources, army and gold but Lord Ram had truth, hope, belief, love, kindness, modesty, patience, courage and truth. I want to tell those in power that the message of Lord Ram’s life is that power is not permanent and arrogance gets shattered.”

The opposition INDIA bloc on Sunday urged the Election Commission to ensure a level-playing field in the Lok Sabha polls and asserted that despite the BJP creating “undemocratic obstacles”, the alliance is committed to fight, win and save the country’s democracy.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra read out the demands of the opposition alliance at the ‘Loktantra Bachao Rally’.

She said the Election Commission should ensure a level playing field for all parties in Lok Sabha elections.

The poll panel should stop the Enforcement Directorate, CBI and the Income Tax department’s actions against opposition parties being taken to adversely impact the elections, the Congress leader demanded, adding that former Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal be immediately released.

During the elections, action to forcefully scuttle the finances of opposition parties should be immediately stopped, she said, reading out the INDIA bloc’s demands at the rally.

The opposition alliance also demanded that a Supreme Court-monitored SIT be set to probe, what they said, the BJP’s “extortion” of funds through the electoral bonds scheme.

Last month, the Supreme Court annulled the electoral bonds scheme for political funding, saying it violates the Constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression as well as the right to information.

Addressing the rally, Priyanka Gandhi said that despite the BJP creating “undemocratic obstacles”, the INDIA bloc was committed to fighting, winning, and saving democracy in India.



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