New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi meet former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh on 133rd Foundation Day of Indian National Congress at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday. The Congress Party was founded on December 28,1885.
Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on the occasion of 133rd foundation day of the party said that it is the duty of his party and the countrymen to defend the Constitution and rights of all Indians.
Gandhi said the Congress Party was jointly responsible for bringing independence to the country, as well as in drafting the Constitution that confers equal rights to all citizens, but that it has come under attack by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“Today it is distressing to see that this document (Constitution), the foundation of our country given to us by the Congress Party given to us by Mr Ambedkar is under attack directly; Statements are being made by the senior members of BJP and it is under attack surreptitiously from the back,” Gandhi said, addressing the party workers at AICC headquarters here.
“It is the duty of Congress party and every single Indian to defend the constitution, to defend the right of every single Indian,” added the Congress chief.
Emphasising on the central idea of the Congress being the virtue of truth, Gandhi said the party “accepts the truth, works with the truth. After the ceremony, the Congress president also distributed sweets among children at the headquarters.
Rahul made these at a time when there is uproar in Parliament over Union minister Ananthkumar Hegde’s controversial remarks on secularism and the Constitution. The opposition on Wednesday sought sacking of Hegde and the uproar following it led to the adjournment of the Lok Sabha proceedings for about 50 minutes soon after it assembled for the day.