New Delhi:The Congress party launched a nationwide 'Save the Constitution' campaign on Monday, aiming to highlight alleged attacks on the Constitution and Dalits under the BJP-led Centre.
The move is seen as the party's effort to reach out to the community ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.The campaign launch was attended by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, its senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Sushil Kumar Shinde among others.
Congress's present and former Dalit lawmakers, those holding offices in zilla parishad, civic bodies and panchayat samitis, the party's office-bearers attached to its regional units also attended the event, aimed at sensitising the attendees on the current state of affairs with regard to the community.
In a tweet, party president Rahul Gandhi said,''To stand with Dalit brothers and sisters in protest against change in the SC/ST Act and to expose the BJP and RSS discrimination against Dalits, join the "Save the Constitution" rally in the Talkatora grounds today.''
''The values enshrined in our Constitution are under systematic assault and the legacy of Dr. Ambedkar is being eroded. It's imperative that we act now to save the Constitution,'' said the Congress said in a tweet.
''A movement has begun to stand in solidarity with the Dalits & other oppressed communities and to protect the values enshrined in our Constitution. Join us in protecting the idea of India,'' said another tweet. (UNI)