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All-round fear in country; Judges, media scared: Rahul

IANS  |  Raipur 

Hitting out at the BJP-led central government and the (RSS), on Thursday said an atmosphere of all-round fear prevailed in the country and even the Judges and the media are panicky.

Addressing panchayat representatives at Jan Swaraj Sammelan in Raipur in Chhattisgarh, Gandhi said: "Even (BJP) leaders and MPs cannot open their mouths before

"Who is spreading this fear? Who is gaining from this atmosphere? Several members of Parliament told me that no one can speak before Modi."

He said that the Indian Constitution was under "severe attack" and the current state of the judiciary was like that of

"Usually people go to the for justice. But for the first time in 70 years, we saw Judges coming to the people to complain that they are being intimidated and they are not being allowed to do their job," Gandhi said.

Such a thing, the said, would normally happen in a dictatorship.

"It happened in and But this happened for the first time in 70 years in India," he said, referring to the Supreme Court Judges' press conference in January.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 21:40 IST