Rahul Gandhi to sit on a day’s fast today at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat in Delhi, in what the Congress calls an attempt to “promote communal harmony” and to protest clashes during the Dalit protests on April 2.
Party Leaders said “Congress units across the country will observe fast, the daylong campaign would also highlight the government’s “failures” linked to the recent exam paper leak, the bank scam and the wasted parliament session, which ended without much work amid repeated disruptions.”
This Comes after the BJP’s fast on blaming the opposition party and its leader Sonia Gandhi for blocking parliament
The Congress has also been targeting the government over the Dalit protests. A week ago, Dalit groups called a “Bharat Bandh” against a Supreme Court order that they thought weakened a law meant for their protection against atrocities.
Congress leader Ajay Maken will join Rahul Gandhi at Rajghat who in a statement said, “We are praying for togetherness and for brotherhood, for all religions and castes in the country so that we can send out a message that all Indian are one and there is no division on caste basis,”
The government asked the Supreme Court to review its order the same day the protests raged across the country. Its review petition will be taken up after the court receives responses from everyone concerned.
The Congress made allegations saying “that the government acted belatedly in support of Dalits and says the community has suffered discrimination and attacks in the past four years of the Narendra Modi government.”