Congress March to Rashtrapati Bhavan Against Intolerance


New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders on Tuesday marched from Parliament House to Rashtrapati Bhavan and asked President Pranab Mukherjee to invoke his constitutional powers to stem the “atmosphere of intolerance” across the country.

The Gandhis and other party leaders pleaded with the President that as head of the nation, he should ensure an end to the atmosphere of intolerance, intemperate behaviour, violence and communal polarisation, as per media reports.

Members of the Congress Working Committee, AICC General Secretaries and office-bearers and party MPs were part of the delegation who met the President.

The move by the main Opposition party came in the backdrop of protests by artistes, writers and scientists over alleged “rising intolerance” reflected in the Dadri lynching, beef row and other such incidents.