NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said divisive ideologies, which had no role in India’s freedom movement, are tearing apart the country’s social fabric, as she asserted that her party will fight these forces with all its command irrespective of its electoral fortunes.
In her message to party workers on Congress’s 137th Foundation Day, Sonia said ideologies, anchored in hate and prejudice, are playing havoc with social amity.
“They are rewriting history to give themselves a role (in the freedom struggle) they do not deserve. They inflame passions, instill fear and spread animosity. The finest traditions of our parliamentary democracy are being deliberately damaged,” she said. Congress will never compromise on its ideology “that is part of its glorious legacy”, she added. Though Sonia did not name any party, her broadside was an unmistakable aim at BJP.
“Electoral ups and downs are inevitable, but what is enduring and lasting is our commitment to the service of all people of our diverse society,” she said.
At the flag-hoisting ceremony held at the AICC headquarters, the Congress tri-colour fell from the flagpole as Sonia Gandhi pulled the string to hoist it. Sonia snapped the falling cloth midway, which she later displayed in hand to party leaders and workers present on the occasion.