Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Monday walked from the Congress Bhavan to the Manipur Assembly, staging a “black” protest as a fight to save democracy from the hands of Modi-led BJP government.
The protest also witnessed eminent Congress figures of Manipur such as CLP leader O Ibobi, CWC member Gaikhangam, MPCC president K Meghachandra and other Congress MLAs and office bearers in black dress and black mask.
“Disqualifying Rahul Gandhi or other Congress MPs, MLA or jail will not suppress the Congress move to preserve democracy,” said former chief minister O Ibobi while speaking to the media.
Indian democracy, which is considered as the largest and the most successful democracy in the world, is now under threat as there are no more rights to Freedom of Speech and Expression and the rights of the legislatures to criticise, comment or question the government in the House, the former CM said.
Recalling the expulsion of Rahul statement on Adani scam from the floor of the Parliament, he said if there is democracy, the ruling party might have ended the argument with just a clarification.
Such a dictatorial government would not last long; it will fall once the patience of the public crosses its limit, Ibobi said, adding, “Democracy is under attack. It is the urgent need of the hour to save democracy from the dictatorial rule of the Modi government”.