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Arunachal Congress launches ‘Jai Bharat Satyagraha’ in solidarity with Rahul Gandhi

A candlelight march marked the launch of the protest programme in the state capital.

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Itanagar: The opposition Congress in Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday launched “Jai Bharat Satyagraha” in protest against its leader Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case and his subsequent disqualification from the Lok Sabha.

A candlelight march marked the launch of the protest programme in the state capital.

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Holding posters, banners and party flags, the party workers, including its frontal wings, led by APCC president and former chief minister Nabam Tuki, took out the march from its state headquarters, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, to Bank Tinali here this evening. At the close of the rally, the protesters placed the burning candles in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi over the underpass at Bank Tinali amid chants of ‘Save democracy, save India’, ‘Rahul Gandhi Zindabad’, etc.

While speaking to reporters, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki denied that this particular (Rahul Gandhi) case is a legal issue.

“It is not a legal issue but a serious political issue, which is related to the future of our democracy. Nobody in the country, including the media and others, is safe from the vindictive attitude of the current government,” the former CM claimed.

“Intimidation and political harassment is being meted out to our leader Rahul Gandhi for raising the issue of Adani and others, who have been looting the country’s money,” Tuki alleged.

He pointed out how within a day after the court verdict, Rahul Gandhi was disqualified and subsequently the House Committee issued an eviction notice for vacating the government accommodation which he has been availing for several years.

“And doing so is a vindictive action and we strongly condemn the actions of the BJP government. Our democratic movement will not stop until justice is delivered,” Tuki further added.

Besides the APCC, the leaders and workers of the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) and Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Committee (APMC) joined the protest programme.

Mention may be made that the former Congress president Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as a Lok Sabha member on March 24, a day after a court in Gujarat’s Surat sentenced him to two years in prison in a criminal defamation case pertaining to his ‘Modi’ surname remark in 2019.

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