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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress gherao of Parliament on May 6

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New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will lead a “Save Democracy March” of party workers from Jantar Mantar to Parliament House on May 6.

The march, that will start at 9 a.m., will be organised to highlight a host of issues starting from the Uttarakhand political crisis, drought, unemployment and the current state of the economy. The protestors will also gherao parliament.

“We will protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s attempt to destabilize democratically elected government in Uttarakhand by using money and muscle power. This will be the major issue,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Stating that about 40 crore people in the country are affected by drought and at least 52 farmers were committing suicide each day, Surjewala said: “But these problems seemed to have fallen on deaf ears of Modi government. We would like to draw government’s attention to grave agricultural and rural crisis in our country.”

“Other issues like unemployment and current situation of the economy will also be raised. The march will be organized to draw the government’s attention to all the fundamental issues of the country, from which it is trying to escape,” the spokesperson added.

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