The hasty disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha is the latest episode in the ongoing assault on our democracy by the Sangh Parivar. Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified citing a court verdict in a case which was filed against him for a political speech. The use of force to suppress dissent is a fascistic method.
A prominent leader of the opposition has been attacked like this. Then, what will be the fate of common people who express their voices freely? What respect do they have for our constitutional values? The arrest of opposition MPs in Delhi for protesting against the political interference in non BJP ruled States using agencies under the Union Government, as well as the cases against Manish Sisodia and Rahul Gandhi, is another side of this. In Delhi cases are being filed and mass arrests are being conducted for pasting posters against the Union Government. None of these augur well for a democratic society, or fall in line with our constitutional tenets.
The growing intolerance towards criticism is endangering our democracy. In the light of this, all the democratic forces in our country should stand together and condemn the action taken against Rahul Gandhi.