NEW DELHI: The Indian National Congress led by its president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is all set to visit the Rashtrapathi Bhavan with a delegation of congress leaders to take the issue of growing intolerance to the President of India.
The Indian National Congress has scheduled an appointment with the President on November 3rd. A source from the INC said that a team of congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi will meet the president to complain over the administrative issues in the country.
The move comes at a backdrop of the ‘growing intolerance’ in the country. Various national awardees including writers, filmmakers and scientists have returned their awards to the Central Government protesting against the attacks over writers and the Dadri lynching.
The INC’s move to take the issue to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan seems to be a tactic from the opposition party to increase pressure on the ruling party in the upcoming winter sessions of the Parliament. The Congress president said that the growing intolerance could destabilize the unity among Indians and may prove to be dangerous if not controlled properly.
“This is an issue of national interest and the complete failure of the Central Government to handle the internal security will be brought to the notice of the president in our subsequent meeting”, she said.
On the other hand, top leaders of the ruling BJP condemned the allegations of the opposition party reiterating that the Central Government has nothing to do with the law and order of the states. Finance Minister Jaitley defended PM Modi asking the writers to meet the prime minister before returning their awards, the TOI reported.