Govt showing utter disregard for people's voices: Sonia Gandhi on anti-CAA protest
New Delhi, Dec 20: The Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi on Friday in a video statement blamed the Modi government of showing 'utter disregard for people's voices' in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country.
She said that in a democratic country the citizens have the right to raise their voice against policies of the government and register their concerns.
Sonia lashed out at BJP government saying that it has shown utter disregard for people's voices and chosen to use brute force to suppress dissent.
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi: In a democracy people have right to raise their voice against policies of govt®ister their concerns. BJP govt has shown utter disregard for people’s voices&chosen to use brute force to suppress dissent. #CitizenshipAmendmentAct pic.twitter.com/ycMph7Eib4— ANI (@ANI) December 20, 2019
The Congress national president has stated that Congress stands in solidarity with students.
She also added that the Congress assures people that they are fully committed to stand up and defend fundamental rights and to protect the values of our constitution.
Gandhi said that the Congress party condemns the actions of the BJP government and added, "The CAA is discriminatory and the proposed nationwide NRC (National Register of Citizens) will particularly hurt the poor and vulnerable."
Showing concerns over the current situation of the country the Congress supremo also said, "There have been spontaneous protests at IITs, IIMs and other leading academic institutions throughout the country against the divisive agenda and anti-people policies of the BJP government. It is the duty of the government to listen to the citizens and address those concerns. BJP's brute force is unacceptable".
Earlier, this week many opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi called on President Ram Nath Kovind and appealed him to withdraw the amended citizenship law witnessing the violence nd arson that has been triggered by the anti-CAA protest.