Leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) and former Manipur chief minister O Ibobi on Sunday said that the ruling party has snatched the freedom of speech and expression from the people, and the fate of the Indian democracy has become uncertain in the hands of the BJP.
He was speaking at the ‘Leader’s Meet for the Unit Level Committee Members, Youths and Mahilas under the BCC Thoubal’ organised by Thoubal Block Congress Committee (TBCC) at the office complex of Thoubal district Congress Committee.
“What is the value of democracy without the fundamental right to express one’s thoughts?” he questioned.
The people’s opinion about the ruling party which bullies and silences the people to get what they want will be reflected in the coming election, he added.
He continued that the term of office of a party is unpredictable in a democratic nation and to follow the constitution of democracy is the principle of the Congress party. The former CM also mentioned that the Congress party introduced the ‘Bharat Joro Yatra’ to save the value of democracy, he said.
During the event which was attended by TBCC members, Youths and Mahilas along with the former councilors, the newly appointed members of the Thoubal District Congress Committee (TDCC) were also felicitated.