Rahul Gandhi ‘save the constitution’ campaign Live Updates: Upping the ante against the Narendra Modi government over issues pertaining to Dalits, Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST), Congress President Rahul Gandhi has launched the ‘Save the Constitution’ campaign today. Through this nationwide campaign, Gandhi is likely to highlight alleged attacks on the Constitution and Dalits under the BJP-led regime. It has been learnt that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior party leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Mallikarjun Kharge will attend the event.
The ‘Save the Constitution’ will continue till April 14, 2019, which is the birth anniversary of Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar. Congress’s present and former Dalit MPs, zilla parishad, civic bodies and panchayat samitis officials, the party’s office-bearers attached to its regional units will also attend the event.
Track Live Updates of Rahul Gandhi’s save the constitution campaign
1:25 PM: WATCH- Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi has challenged PM Modi
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1:15 PM: “We will never allow the BJP & RSS to destroy our Constitution. The people of India will speak their “Mann ki Baat” in 2019,” Gandhi a the “Save the Constitution rally”.
1:12 PM: Training his gun at Narendra Modi, the Congress president has said that the Prime Minister is only interested in himself. He said PM Modi did not say anyhthing about the rape incidents that happened in Unnao. He also also coined a ne3w slogan “BJP Se Beti Bachao”. Gandhi also alleged that atrocities against Dalits are on the rise in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
1:05 PM: Reacting over the Chief Justice of India impeachment issue, Rahul Gandhi claimed, ‘Judicial Institutions being undermined’
1:00 pm: Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, “In his book ‘Karmayog’, PM Modi justifies manual scavenging by calling it a ‘spiritual experience’ for the Valmiki community. This speaks volumes about his anti-Dalit mindset.”
12:40 PM: Dalits form roughly 17 per cent of the country’s electorate. There are 84 parliamentary seats reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled castes. The BJP had bagged nearly half of the seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, reflecting on its success in politically key states such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, according to reports
12:30 PM: “The BJP-RSS combine is set to dismantle the social security available for SCs, STs and other weaker sections. The RSS ideology attacks the basic structure of the Indian Constitution. This would be countered by Congress Party,” Congress office bearer said.
11:55 AM: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has called for the “Sansad gherao” rally.
“There is no hope left, everything is managed” say Judge Loya’s family.
I want to tell them, there is hope. There is hope because millions of Indians can see the truth.
India will not allow Judge Loya to be forgotten.https://t.co/qSczy4kmZr
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 20, 2018
10:05 AM: Chairman of Congress’s Scheduled Castes department Nitin Raut has issued a statement. In the statement, he said, “Ever since the RSS-supported BJP came to power at the centre, the Indian Constitution has been under severe attack, in one form or the other, thereby, denying the marginalised sections of society their constitutional rights”.