SONIA: Intolerance part of political strategy

Congress march in New Delhi against the attacks

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that incidents of communal intolerance are on rise and are a part of a well planned political strategy….reports Asian Lite News

Congress march in New Delhi against the attacks
Congress march in New Delhi against the attacks

“The sad incidents that are taking place across the country are a part of a well thought out political strategy, which is being done to divide the society,” Sonia Gandhi told the media after meeting President Pranab Mukherjee at the head of a party delegation.

“Intolerance is being promoted,” she said.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said an atmosphere of intolerance was being manufactured by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological parent, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).

“The atmosphere is being manufactured by BJP-RSS people… The heart of the problem lies in their ideology,” he said.

Congress march in New Delhi against the attacks
Congress march in New Delhi against the attacks

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the Congress’s march against intolerance was nothing but “intolerance against investigation” in corruption cases.

Addressing a press conference here, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra along with G.V.L. Narsimha Rao said the Congress organised its march against intolerance when investigation against “damaad” (son-in-law) advanced in corruption cases.

“It is nothing but the march against investigation in cases against their people like Robert Vadra (son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi,” he said.

Giving details of how land was bought in Rajasthan’s Bikaner city under fictitious names, Patra said when things were hotting up against Vadra the Congress was organising such a march to divert attention.

“Whenever there is an investigation, Congress would come up with something like this,” he said, adding that the “investigation has reached your doorstep”.

Meanwhile, Vadra has written on his Facebook page that whenever the central government gets insecure, it starts targeting him.

“Here they go again … Whenever they get insecure, they concoct some false accusations on me. The nation is not misguided by their tactics anymore,” he wrote.

Led by its party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi, the Congress on Tuesday staged a march from Parliament House to Rashtrapati Bhavan to highlight its concern against rising intolerance in the country.