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Death of democracy, onset of dictatorship: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held a press conference at the party headquarters in the national capital on Friday (August 5, 2022) amid the ongoing protests by the Congress party in the city on issues of price rise and unemployment. The press conference comes just days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sealed the Young Indian Limited office located in the National Herald building on Wednesday. While speaking with media, the Congress leader attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government and said that the country has been witnessing the “death of democracy”.

“We’re witnessing the death of democracy. What India has built brick by brick, starting almost a century ago, is being destroyed in front of your eyes. Anybody who stands against this idea of onset of dictatorship is viciously attacked, jailed, arrested and beaten up,” said Rahul Gandhi.

“Idea is, people’s issues -whether price rise, unemployment, or violence in society – must not be raised. That’s sole agenda of government, and the government is being run to protect interest of 4-5 people. This dictatorship is being run in interest of 2-3 big business people by 2 people,” the Congress leader said.

Rahul Gandhi also drew parallels between Hitler and the current government and said, “Hitler had also won elections, he too used to win elections. How did he use to do it? He had control of all of Germany’s institutions…Give me the entire system, then I will show you how elections are won.”

“Question all you want. There is absolutely nothing there, everybody knows it. My job is to resist the idea of the RSS and I am going to do it. The more I do it, the more I will be attacked, the harder I will be attacked. I am happy, attack me,” Rahul Gandhi added.

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