Updated March 31st, 2024 at 18:32 IST

Sunita Kejriwal Reads Out Husband's 6 Guarantees, Priyanka Demands SIT Probe on Electoral Bonds

INDI alliance is holding a mega rally at Delhi's historic Ramlila Maidan, all top INDI leaders including Mrs Soren and Sunita Kejriwal are expected to attend.

Reported by: Digital Desk
INDI Alliance's Mega Rally at Ramlila Maidan being held in the backdrop of Kejriwal's arrest | Image: Republic
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New Delhi: A mega rally is being held at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan following the arrest of Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal around nine months after the Opposition's rainbow coalition started taking shape, which later emerged as the Indian National Developmental Inclusive (INDI) Alliance. The rally is also seen as a show of strength and Opposition unity ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha election. While Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said that this rally was aimed at bringing the Opposition on one stage, Jharkhand Chief Minister Champai Soren and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav trained their guns at the Centre for misusing central agencies. From releasing Arvind Kejriwal and Hemant Soren to demanding SIT probe for electoral bonds, Congress' Priyanka Gandhi announced five demands of the INDI alliance

The Delhi Police is on alert and traffic advisory has been issued for commuters travelling to central Delhi between 9 am to 3pm. Meanwhile, BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi has hit out on the INDI alliance ahead of the mega rally, calling it the Opposition's bid to save their corrupt empire and not democracy.

INDI Bloc's Mega Rally at Ramlila Maidan | Follow LIVE UPDATES 

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The BJP on Sunday hit back at Rahul Gandhi over his "match-fixing" accusation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the Congress government in the past handed over Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka clinching a "deal" with the neighbouring country to benefit the party's first family. The BJP's reaction came after Gandhi accused Prime Minister Modi of trying to do "match-fixing" in the Lok Sabha polls and asserted that if the BJP succeeds in its endeavours, the country's Constitution will be changed and people's rights taken away. Addressing a press conference here, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla also slammed the Congress over Gandhi's claim that the entire country will be on fire if the saffron party returns to power and the Constitution is changed, saying that divisive politics is in the "DNA" of the main opposition. The Congress did not hesitate to even allow the country's partition on the lines of religion in 1947 leaving a portion of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistan's occupation, he charged.

  • Ram didn’t had resources, Ravana had all the resources: Priyanka Gandhi 

At the 'Loktantra Bachao (Save Democracy)' rally organised by the I.N.D.I bloc at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, “When Lord Ram fought for the truth, he did not have power, resources, he did not even have a chariot. Ravana had the chariot, Ravana had the resources, Ravana had the army, he lived in a golden Lanka. With Lord Ram there was hope, faith, love, charity, humility, patience, courage and truth.”

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  • Priyanka Gandhi Announces 5 I.N.D.I Bloc Demands

At the 'Loktantra Bachao (Save Democracy)' rally organised by the I.N.D.I bloc at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra outlined the five demands of the Opposition including:

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1. The Election Commission of India should ensure a level-playing field in the Lok Sabha polls.
2. The EC should halt forceful actions by agencies like Income Tax, CBI, and ED against the opposition, aimed at manipulating elections.
3. Immediate release of Hemant Soren and Arvind Kejriwal.
4. Stop attempts to strangle opposition parties financially.
5. Formation of a Supreme Court-monitored SIT to probe extortion and money laundering charges levelled by the BJP.

  • Release Hemant Soren and Arvind Kejriwal Immediately: Priyanka Gandhi at Ramlila Maidan

At the Maha Rally at the Ramlila Maidan, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says, "INDI Alliance has 5 demands. The Election Commission should ensure equal opportunity in the Lok Sabha elections. Second, the ECI should stop the forceful action against the opposition taken by the ED, CBI and IT. Third, Hemant Soren and Arvind Kejriwal should be released immediately. Fourth, attempts to weaken the opposition financially should be stopped. Fifth, an SIT should be formed to investigate the funds raised by the BJP through electoral bonds."
 

  • BJP Arrested Hemant Soren As They Were Against His Work For Upliftment Of Backward Communities: Jharkhand CM Champai Soren

 Addressing the INDIA alliance rally at Ramlila Maidan, Jharkhand CM Champai Soren says, "The reason why Hemant Soren has been arrested, there is no mention of that land anywhere in any books. BJP did not like the upliftment of the backwards classes and communities that Hemant Soren did in Jharkhand. This is the fight our ancestors also fought in Jharkhand. We are one. We will not let the ideology of BJP thrive in Jharkhand as well as the country..."
 

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  • This rally is not for Arvind Kejriwal and Hemant Soren, but for the protection of 140 crore people of the country: Mallikarjun Kharge

    “This is a stage for 'unity in diversity'. There's unity in our diversity, and that's why this rally has been organised. I thank all our partners for this. This meeting has just one aim, and that is to unite the opposition,” said Congress
     
  • All of us are lions…we are fighting for you: Tejashwi Yadav

At the Maha Rally at the Ramlila Maidan, former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav says, "The ED, CBI and IT are the cells of the BJP. Lalu Ji has been harassed a lot of times. There have been cases against me. My mother, my sisters, my brother-in-law, all the relatives of my father, there were cases against everyone... Many of our leaders are being raided currently. ED, IT raids are underway. But we are not going to be scared... We will struggle. Only lions are caged. All of us are lions... We are fighting for you..."
 

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  • Sunita Kejriwal Reads Out Husband's Message 

Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Arvind Kejriwal read out husband's message from ED's custody. “Your own Kejriwal has sent a message for you from jail. Before reading this message, I would like to ask you something. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi put my husband in jail, did the Prime Minister do the right thing? Do you believe that Kejriwal Ji is a true patriot and honest person? These BJP people are saying that Kejriwal ji is in jail, he should resign. Should he resign? Your Kejriwal is a lion, they will not be able to keep him in jail for long,” she said. 

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  • Sunita Kejriwal Presents 6 Guarantees

On the behalf of INDI Alliance, Sunita Kejriwal presented 6 guarantees at the Ramlila Maidan. First, there will be no power cuts in the whole country. Second, electricity would be free for the poor people. Third, we will make government schools in every village. Fourth, we will make Mohalla Clinics in every village. We will make a multi-speciality government hospital in every district. Everyone would get free treatment. Fifth, farmers would be given the correct price for the crops. Sixth, the people of Delhi have faced injustice for 75 years. We will give statehood to Delhi," Kejriwal's wife. 

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“We will complete these 6 guarantees in 5 years. I have made all the planning from where the money for these guarantees will come,” she added. 

  • We Have Trust in Judiciary And Seek Justice: Kalpana Soren On INDI Rally

 

We have gathered here to fight for democracy. People have gathered in huge numbers. We have trust in judiciary and seek justice. On the other hand, Champai Soren said, "Today's rally aims to save democracy and fight tyrannical forces."

   

  • Birds Of A Feather Flock Together: Sudhanshu Trivedi Hits Out At INDI Alliance Meeting

    "Our scriptures say that birds of a feather flock together...they are tied strongly together by their bad habits. In this rally, you will see all those who are tied together by their corrupt nature on the same stage": BJP's Sudhanshu Trivedi ahead of the INDI alliance mega rally at Ramlila Maidan
     
  • This Is A Protest Against UAPA's Constant Use And ED-CBI's Misuse: CPI-M Brinda Karat

    On the INDI Alliance's rally at Ramlila Maidan today, CPI-M leader Brinda Karat says, “The message is that people from all over the country have gathered against this dictator and communal government. This Maha rally in Delhi is against Arvind Kejriwal and Hemant Soren's arrest, UAPA's constant use and ED-CBI's misuse. It only shows that this government is not confident...”
     
  • ‘Ali Baba 40 Chor get-together’, Says BJP's Jaiveer Shergil, Calls Out Congress' Hyprocrisy

    Reacting to the INDI bloc's rally at the Ramlila Maidan, says BJP leader Jaiveer Shergill said, "This is not a political rally, it is ‘Ali Baba 40 Chor get-together’ while questioning Congress' participation. Shergill pointed out that it was Congress which had once demanded the arrest of Kejriwal over Delhi Liquor Policy scam
  • Sunita Kejriwal To Attend Rally 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita will attend the INDIA bloc rally at Ramlila Maidan on Sunday and read out a message from her husband who is in the Enforcement Directorate custody in connection with an excise policy-linked case. 

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  • Top INDI Leaders to Attend Rally 

Top INDIA bloc leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray, Farooq Abdullah, Akhilesh Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav are set to attend the Loktantra Bachao Rally being held at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan. 

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Published March 31st, 2024 at 09:43 IST