Redeem Gandhi’s India: Sonia
New Delhi, October 2
Congress president Sonia Gandhi today admonished a Twitter-happy party to hit the roads to preserve Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of India.
Addressing Congress workers who congregated at Gandhi memorial Raj Ghat here after a 4-km-long padyatra led by past president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia took jibes at the BJP without naming it and said some people wanted the RSS to become the symbol of India in place of Mahatma Gandhi but that’s not happening.
The Congress chief said Bapu’s heart would be anguished today to see the state of affairs of India for the past five years (read since the BJP came to power). She was leading the national event to mark the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi with top AICC leaders holding similar marches across state capitals.
Sonia urged workers to go to “every village and lane like the Mahatma to restore the spirit of India.” Projecting Congress as the true inheritor of Mahatma’s legacy, the Congress chief in veiled swipes at BJP said it was easy to appropriate Gandhi but difficult to live his teachings.