Thousands of women attend NCP’s ‘Save Constitution’ rally

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 Jul 2018 09:41:07


Staff Reporter,

The women workers torch paper models of ‘Manusmriti’ and EVM

NCP kick-starts preparation for the forthcoming general elections

Thousands of women workers of National Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday came together in a ‘Save the Constitution’ (Samvidhan Bachao) rally at Deshpande hall and torched ‘Manusmriti’ and paper model of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

This is the third biggest ‘Save the Constitution’ rally by NCP after Mumbai and Delhi. In Mumbai’s rally, which was held on Republic Day this year, opposition leaders had hit the streets with NCP Chief Sharad Pawar while Nagpur’s rally was only NCP’s show of strength in Vidarbha during the ongoing Monsoon Session. The party has decided to organise such rallies across the state as part of preparations for the forthcoming general election.

NCPs state leaders including Former Deputy Chief Ministers Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal, State unit Chief Jayant Patil, former ministers Dilip Walse-Patil, Anil Deshmukh, Ramesh Bang, Fauziya Khan, MLCs Vidya Chavan, Prakash Gajbhiye, Chitra Wagh and others attended the rally.

While addressing the workers, Ajit Pawar launched blistering attack on BJP over issues of milk producing farmers, rising inflation, mob lynching, deteriorating law and order situation and corruption. He also questioned the government for not initiating any action against Sambhaji Bhide and asserted that there could be a master mind behind Sambhaji Bhide’s illogical statements. “The master mind is keeping an eye on reactions of the society over this statement,” said Pawar. Stating that BJP was trying to unstable the democracy, Pawar appealed the workers to be ready to save the constitution. Minorities and tribal’s restlessness worsened after Dhule mob lynching incident and such incidents are indicating deteriorating law and order situation in the State, he alleged.

Chhagan Bhujbal said that the Constitution was being attacked by the BJP and the countrymen should resolve to protect and safeguard the constitution. “Indian conception has given similar rights to every countrymen, hence all the secular people need to take a stand to save the constitution to save their rights,” he appealed.

Jayant Patil alleged that the BJP was running agenda of misinformation. BJP’s promises of ‘Acche Din’ and ‘Development for all’ was nothing but a farce. “In Maharashtra, nothing was changed on the ground,” he said. BJP has failed to deliver all its promises and calling it as ‘Chunavi Jumlas’,” he alleged.

Anil Deshmukh showed video clips of BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah on the screen and stated that BJP leaders were shielding rape accused and took out a morcha to protest his arrest. “Women are more unsafe in BJP rule,” he alleged. He also recalled Rohith Vemula and Kathua Rape case and appealed the gathering to make people aware about failure and misdeeds of BJP.