In protest against lodging of FIR on the Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the BJP ruled state of Karnataka, the Congress party workers and leaders organised a Dharna at the party office here on Sunday. Addressing the meeting, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh alleged that the FIR against Congress president is registered at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He added that the union Govt is retorting to such undemocratic measures in an attempt to hide its failures in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Singh alleged that cases against top leaders of Congress party are the part of the vendetta politics unleashed by the BJP. He said that by registering a case against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, the undemocratic face of BJP has got exposed. Singh said that Sonia Gandhi has raised a valid question that when contributions are pouring into the PM cares fund then why this money is not being spent to help the poor labourers and farmers bearing the brunt of Covid-19 crisis. He added that the people have every right to ask the union government about the spending made from the PM cares fund. The PCC president said that the Congress party workers are determined to fight the conspiracy of the BJP. He said that PM Modi should seek an apology from Sonia Gandhi and false cases registered on her should be withdrawn immediately.
In the protest large number of Congress party workers and leaders took part and they raised slogans against PM Modi and BJP for engaging in politics of vendetta.
Former PCC President Kishore Upadhyaya, general secretary organisation Vijay Saraswat, Vice President Surya Kant Dhasmana, Aryendra Sharma, former minister Shurveer Singh Sajwan and others participated in the Dharna.