Ukraine parliament bans Russian war symbols, Taliban leader says women must have their rights based on Islamic values, Russia halts gas supplies to Finland, Over 3 lakh children in Bangladesh affected by severe wasting- UNICEF, National Recruitment Agency to conduct computer-based online CET for recruitment to Non-Gazetted posts by year-end, Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal Flags off 150 New Electric buses,

Congress left no opportunity to divide India, Rijiju slams Rahul over jibe

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju called the Congress "the antithesis of freedom, democracy and respect for institutions" after former Congress chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the Centre over "crushing the truth". Rahul Gandhi immediately took to Twitter to share the news of Supreme Court's order on sedition law while training his guns on the BJP-led union government, without naming anyone. "Speaking the truth is patriotism, not treason.Speaking the truth is love for the nation, not treason. Listening to the truth is the duty to the nation. Crushing the truth is arrogance towards the nation," he wrote in Hindi while sharing the news

In a series of tweets,Rijiju hit out Gandhi, pointing out instances when the grand old party and its celebrated leaders were less than exemplars of free speech. This Party has always stood with Breaking India forces and left no opportunity to divide India," the minister tweeted while quoting Gandhi's jibe.

He went on to mention the first amendment to the Constitution brought in by the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It sought to limit the fundamental rights to protect against "abuse of freedom of speech and expression". Rijiju also mentioned that Nehru had dismissed the elected government of Kerala. He then referred to former PM Indira Gandhi's imposition of the Emergency, frequently using Article 356 which gives the Centre control over states, and her attempts to weaken the judiciary.

Rijiju also pointed out that "it was the Indira Gandhi Government which made Section 124A a cognisable offence for the first time in India's history". In more recent examples, he targetted former Congress minister in the UPA P Chidambaram, saying it "has the worst track record of filing sedition cases"


Newsinc24 is now on telegram. Click here to join our channel @newsinc24 and stay updated with the latest news from politics, entertainment and other fields.

Food & Lifestyle

According to renounde chef Sudhir Pai, plan your kitchen according to your comfort level and requirement.

Read More

Crime

CBI filed a fresh FIR against former rly minister Lalu Prasad & family members for allegedly taking over land in Patna from candidates.

Read More

Opinion

 PK is trying for a similar deal with the Janata Dal United. But this of course will need a much longer and tougher battle to achieve success.

Read More