Rahul Gandhi says India witnessing ‘death of democracy’

New Delhi, August 06 (KMS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that India is witnessing the “death of democracy” and that anybody who stands against the onset of dictatorship is “viciously attacked”.

Talking to media in New Delhi, he said, “What we are witnessing is the death of democracy. That’s what India is witnessing. What India has built brick by brick, starting almost a century ago, is basically being destroyed in front of your eyes. All of you know it; the whole of India knows it.”

Adding further Rahul Gandhi said even Nazi leader Adolf Hitler used to win elections as he controlled all the institutions of Germany. He said, “Hitler had also won elections, he too used to win elections. How did he use to do it? He had control of all of Germany’s institutions. Give me the entire system, then I will show you how elections are won.”

The Congress leader alleged that the sole agenda of the current dispensation is to ensure that people’s issues like price rise, unemployment and violence in society must not be raised. He further claimed that there is no democracy in India and that there is a dictatorship of four people.

Earlier, dressed in black, the Congress leaders hit the streets to protest against price rise and unemployment, with a host of them, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, being detained by the police amid dramatic standoffs outside Parliament and the AICC headquarters in the Indian capital.

The Congress leaders started their protest from the party headquarters. Leading the charge Priyanka Gandhi scaled the police barricades put up on the road outside the party headquarters and squatted on the road. The police personnel asked her to move from there as Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure was invoked in the entire New Delhi district except Jantar Mantar. She was dragged and subsequently put in a vehicle forcibly by the police and taken away.

Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said that the party MPs were released after being detained for almost 6 hours for protesting peacefully and democratically against price rise, unemployment and GST.

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