Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that his party has organised a mega rally at Ramlila ground in Delhi on December 14, Saturday, ‘against the dictatorship of the BJP government and slaughtering of the Indian economy and democracy’. He said that he will address the public gathering over these issues.
Apart from Rahul Gandhi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders, including Congress Working Committee members, will also address the rally.
Here are the LIVE updates from the rally:
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CAB will destroy the country: Sonia Gandhi at ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally
“The Citizenship Act, which the BJP government has brought in, will destroy the country as it has in the northeast. But I guarantee whoever will get injustice, Congress will stand with them,” says Sonia Gandhi on the Citizenship Act protests.
‘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”.
PM Modi single-handedly destroyed India’s economy, says Rahul Gandhi
“I was told in Parliament by BJP y’day ‘Rahul ji, you gave a speech. Apologise for that.’ I was told to apologise for something which is right. My name is not Rahul Savarkar. My name is Rahul Gandhi. I will never apologise for truth,” says Rahul Gandhi.
If you calculate by old method, current GDP is 2.5%, says Rahul.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi single-handedly destroyed India’s economy, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress doesn’t need nationalism lesson from anyone, says MP CM Kamal Nath
BJP we want to focus on nationalism. Congress doesn’t need nationalism lesson from anyone. I want to ask BJP, how many people from their party had took part in Independence struggle, says Kamal Nath
Priyanka Gandhi addresses Bharat Bachao Rally
“What does Bharat Bachao? Whom do we want to defend our country from? This country is of love, peace and brotherhood,” says Priyanka Gandhi
BJP hai toh mehngai hai, berozgaari hai, says Priyanka.
Some years back, the world would look towards us… but after 6 years of BJP government, the GDP is plummeting… factories are closing down, says Priyanka
Bharat Bachao Rally is culmination of our ongoing campaign against anti-people govt, says Venugopal
Bharat Bachao Rally is culmination of our ongoing campaign against the anti-people government but it is also the bugle for a widening of the agitation, says KC Venugopal
In view of Congress’ ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally at Ramlila Maidan traffic snarl-ups are expected on Saturday in Central Delhi. In this regard, Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory. For the rally, movement of all types of vehicles will remain closed throughout the day on several routes in Delhi.
No commercial vehicles will be allowed in these routes:
- Delhi Gate and Rajghat to JLN Marg
- Guru Nanak Chowk to Ajmeri Gate
- Kamla Market towards Hamdard
- DDU-Minto Light Point towards Kamla Market
- Ajmeri Gate to Hamdard Chowk
- Mirdard to Turkman Gate.
No traffic will be allowed on following roads:
- Ranjeet Singh flyover from Barakhambha Road to Guru Nanak Chowk
- Vivekanand Marg both sides
- JLN Mark (from Rajghat to Delhi Gate
- Kamla Market to Guru Nanak Chowk
- Chaman Lal Marg near VIP Gate
- Paharganj Chowk towards Ajmeri Gate
11:50 am| Gaurav Gogoi addresses Bharat Bachao rally at Ramlila Ground
“It is a clash of two ideas. BJP has set the entire North East on fire through the Citizenship Amendment Act. We want investment, peace not divisive politics. BJP brought CAB because they want to divert attention from the down sliding economy. BJP dishonored Assam accord,” says Gaurav Gogoi