New Delhi-On the occassion of Independence Day, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday hoisted the Tricolour on the social gathering headquarters right here and took a shot on the Centre saying that democracy and the Constitution had been dealing with grave hazard.
Also current on the Congress heaquarters had been senior social gathering leaders Rahul Gandhi, Meira Kumar, Ambika Soni, Salman Khurshid, in addition to different members and staff.
Addressing the attendants after hoisting the flag, Kharge mentioned: “Nation building is a continuous process and our freedom fighters as well as our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru through their contribution have fulfilled the aspirations.”
“But nowadays few people project in such way that no development was taking place. But that is not the case. When the British left India, there was nothing left and we were not capable of even manufacturing a needle, ” the Congress chief mentioned in an obvious jibe at he BJP and Prime MInister Narendra Modi.
Kharge mentioned that Nehru had established metal crops, created public sector items, cretaed employment alternatives for the youth of the nation.
“He also established IITs, IIMs, AIIMS, space research institute ISRO and laid the foundation of atomic research in the country, ” the Congress President mentioned.
He additionally hailed the function of late Prime Ministers Lal Bahadur Shastri and Indira Gandhi for the inexperienced revolution within the nation and for guaranteeing meals provides within the nation.
Kharge additionally hailed the function of Indira Gandhi for altering the map of the world by creating Bangladesh.
The Congress chief then highlighted the function of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for his contribution in Information and telecommunication sector and for bringing telecton revolution within the nation.
He additionally mentioned that a number of accords like Assam Accord, Mizoram Accord, Shillong Accord and a number of other others had been signed for peace within the nation.
Kharge additional highlighted the opening of the Indian financial system in the course of the tenure of P.V. Narsimha Rao for the financial reforms which strengthened the financial system of the nation.
“Today it pains me to say that democracy, the Constitution and the institutions are facing grave danger. In Parliament, opposition members are being suspended and their voices are suppressed. And today people say that we are strengthening democracy, ” he mentioned slamming the federal government.
“When I rise in Parliament to speak, my mic is switched off. This has been going on whereas we portray being the biggest democracy. Democracy and the Constitution are our soul. And we take a pledge today that for peace, to protect democracy, COnstitution we will save the country, ” he added.
Earlier within the day, Kharge skipped the Independence Day programme on the Red Fort, the place the Prime Minister hoisted the nationwide flag.