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Congress to observe 'Save Democracy Day' across country on Friday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The will observe 'Save Democracy Day' across the country on Friday to protest Vajubhai Vala's "collusion with the BJP" and his "partisan" action of inviting BJP to take oath as following a split verdict in that state.

The will hold protests at state capitals and district headquarters.

State chiefs have been asked to address press conferences and give memorandums to respective Governors to urge to "safeguard democratic principles and the sanctity of the Constitution".

In a letter to party state units, Congress said that the party along with the Janata Dal-Secular had submitted a list of MLAs, with the numbers more than the required number to form the government.

"The has not only undermined the dignity of his office, he has also acted in an unconstitutional manner. This dangerous precedent strikes at the very heart of India's democracy and portends grave consequences for all coming elections," Gehlot said.

The state units have been urged to use "evocative slogans and innovative techniques to highlight the travesty" and also seek the support of organisations.

Congress said at a regular press briefing that the party will expose the misdeeds of the BJP, and and highlight the fact that democracy has been murdered in broad daylight by none other than the who had taken the oath to protect the Constitution.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:54 IST