“Inclusive conception” of country “under attack”: Sonia Gandhi


Team Udayavani, Jul 2, 2017, 9:29 AM IST

New Delhi: Making a veiled attack on the government, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said the “inclusive conception” of the country is “under attack” and the nation was facing a great challenge in the form “domestic misrule”.

She said the press was being “pressured to obey and applaud” rather than to question and speaking the truth was the imperative of the present age.

She was speaking at a function here where President Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative publication of the National Herald newspaper on ’70 years of India’s Independence’.

“The National Herald evokes a time when nationalism fought foreign rule. But domestic misrule is as great a challenge for our country,” Gandhi said.

“At a time when the inclusive conception of our nation is under attack, and the press is pressured to obey and applaud rather than to question, speaking truth to power is the imperative of our age,” she said.

She said the ‘National Herald’ newspaper, which was run by the Congress, was a reminder of “what is precious about the India which its founders fought to free”.

The Congress chief called for working together “to safeguard an India in which each person’s voice can be raised and heard – most of all the voices of those who question and disagree.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Spin magic: New Zealand all out for 296 against India on day 3

MLA Bharath Shetty suspects larger political conspiracy behind Nagabana vandalism case

Ettina Bhuja: Officials take stern action; Ultra-marathon canceled

Maha: Threat letter received by Vaidyanath Temple Trust in Beed, cops begin probe

4 dead as ambulance collides with truck in Rajasthan’s Dausa

Table Tennis: India in quarters of women’s doubles, mixed doubles at World Championships

Surrendered Maoist to get house, stipend in Kerala


Related Articles More

New coronavirus variant serious threat, govt should provide vaccine security to countrymen: Rahul

New variant serious threat, govt should provide vaccine security to countrymen: Rahul

SP, Congress instigated riots, played caste politics under their rule: Yogi Adityanath

Maha: Threat letter received by Vaidyanath Temple Trust in Beed, cops begin probe

RT-PCR not mandatory for children to perform Sabarimala pilgrimage, says Kerala govt

MUST WATCH

Kustagi Viral Video

Wild boar creates havoc at car showroom; Video goes viral

A young man and woman tied to a power pole and beated by group

Download GetMiclass app .. Make your future bright!

HOW TO DEAL WITH FARMING CRISIS EXPLAINED!


Latest Additions

Spin magic: New Zealand all out for 296 against India on day 3

New coronavirus variant serious threat, govt should provide vaccine security to countrymen: Rahul

MLA Bharath Shetty suspects larger political conspiracy behind Nagabana vandalism case

Karkala: Woman slips while drying clothes; Succumbs to injuries

Katrina Kaif-starrer ‘Phone Bhoot’ to release in July 2022

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.