“Do You Have Democracy In Your Party?” BJP Hits Back At Rahul Gandhi

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The manner in which the Narendra Modi government has set loose every central agency against opposition leaders show India is seeing the “onset of dictatorship”, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi alleged in a press conference this morning as his party prepped for a big protest over unemployment, price rise and the goods and services tax, or GST.

The BJP hit back, asking if there is “democracy” in the Congress, which has been labelled as a “dynastic party”, and alluding to the opposition party not having a non-Gandhi chief for a long while now. Mr Gandhi evaded a question by NDTV on whether he will take up the post of Congress president.

“What we have created brick by brick in seven decades have been decimated in just five years,” Mr Gandhi said. “We are seeing the death of Indian democracy. The only agenda of this government is to neglect people’s issues,” Mr Gandhi said.

The Congress today held protests against rising prices, unemployment and goods and services tax or GST rate hike. Party leaders plan to march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, while the Congress’s state units will hold similar protests across the country.

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