NEW DELHI- The manner in which the Narendra Modi government has set loose every central agency against opposition leaders show India is seeing the onset of dictatorship, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in a press conference on Friday as his party launched a massive protest over unemployment, price rise and the goods and services tax, or GST.
“What we have created brick by brick in seven decades have been decimated in just five years,” Gandhi said. “We are seeing the death of Indian democracy. The only agenda of this government is to neglect people’s issues,” Mr Gandhi said.
The Congress held protests against rising prices, unemployment and goods and services tax or GST rate hike.
“Anybody speaking against this government is viciously attacked, put in jail; people’s issues are not being allowed to be raised,” Gandhi said. “Today there is no democracy in India, there is dictatorship of four people,” he said, days after many opposition MPs were suspended from parliament for protesting inside the house.