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Self-Obsessed Govt Hell-Bent on Trivializing Freedom Fighters’ Sacrifices: Sonia Gandhi’s I-Day Message


Former minister Ambika Soni hoisted the flag in the Independence Day program at the Congress headquarters.


On the 75th anniversary of independence, the Congress party embarked on a march against inflation and corruption. Party leaders along with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi came out from the Congress headquarters shouting slogans. The march reached from Congress headquarters to 30 January Marg, where Mahatma Gandhi was martyred. All Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to Bapu, here. The march ended after the tribute.

The Congress party had sought the permission of the police to take out this march, but the police did not allow them to take out the march. Congressmen took out the march without permission.

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In the padyatra, Priyanka Gandhi was seen walking with the tricolour in her hand. G23 leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma were also present in the padyatra. After a long time, Ghulam Nabi Azad was seen with Rahul Gandhi.

When asked about PM Modi’s reference to dynasty and nepotism, Priyanka Gandhi said refused to comment on PM Modi’s speech. She said, “Today we are celebrating independence day. Today we will not talk about politics. Today it will be only about the country.”

Pledge Administered to Congressmen

After paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his martyrdom site, all the Congressmen gathered there took a pledge to work for the integrity and development of the country. Along with this, an oath was administered to follow the policies of Congress and not to allow the country to be divided on the basis of hatred, and caste-religion or language.

Former minister Ambika Soni hoisted the flag in the Independence Day program at the Congress headquarters. Rahul Gandhi was also present in the program and he stood among the workers. The flag hoisting was preceded by Vande Mataram followed by the national anthem.

Sonia Gandhi’s message to the country

Earlier, Sonia Gandhi issued a letter to the countrymen congratulating them on Independence Day. In the letter she also slammed the attempts of Sonia wrote – Congress will strongly oppose every attempt to put great national leaders like Gandhi-Nehru-Patel-Azad ji in the dock on the basis of falsehood. The central government is bent on trivializing the glorious achievements of the country.”

PM Modi Calls “Corruption, Nepotism Hurdles”

PM Modi speaking at the Red Fort said that dynasty and nepotism have to end. After hoisting the flag at the Red Fort on Independence Day, Modi said, “Today we are facing two big challenges. Corruption and ‘Parivarvaad’ or nepotism. We have to raise awareness against dynasty politics to realize the power of our institutions and to take the country forward on the basis of merit. Corruption is hollowing the country like termites, we have to fight it. He said that those who looted the country will have to return it. The property of bank robbers is being confiscated.”


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