CAA: Gandhis-Manmohan launch 'Satyagraha' at Rajghat

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS): The top Congress leadership, including interim chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former party President Rahul Gandhi on Monday sat on a Satyagrah at the Mahatma Gandhi's resting place, Rajghat, along with hundreds of party supporters to protest the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who had been holding the fort over the last week with her presence at the India Gate and meeting victims' kin in Uttar Pradesh, was also present among senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma, A.K. Antony.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, besides general secretaries Mukul Wasnik, K.C. Venugopal also arrived at the historic site to protest over the CAA.

Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi read the Preamble of the Constitution to begin the Satyagrah movement in solidarity with the students and youths who have been protesting the new legislation across the country since it was passed on December 13.

The Congress plans to sit in at the iconic resting ground of the Father of the Nation till 8 p.m. after they began the symbolic protest at 3 p.m. in line with Bapu's path of non violence.

Mahatma Gandhi, too, had launched a similar unequivocal opposition to fight against the dictatorial terms of the British Rulers.

The Congress now has pitched in to save Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar's Constitution.



Comment on this article

  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Mon, Dec 23 2019

    Was ir "double speak" MMS who was co-leader of the Satyagraha?
    If Congress and its stooges were unable to defeat the Bill before it was enacted into law by a democratically elected Parliament, resorting to satygraha is a fake.

    DisAgree [9] Agree [3] Reply Report Abuse


Title : CAA: Gandhis-Manmohan launch 'Satyagraha' at Rajghat


You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image