Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi chaired the crucial Congress Working Committee meet (CWC) on 7 November and unleashed a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his government is "obsessed" with power and seeks to "silence" those who disagree.
"Hiding behind the cloak of national security, civil society is being intimidated for asking questions. Democracy, under the present dispensation, is going through one of its darkest hours," Rahul Gandhi said, while addressing party members.
Adding that the central government does not approve of asking questions, Rahul urged his party members to "expose" the government's failures in the upcoming Parliament session.
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi chairs CWC meeting today in the absence of Sonia Gandhi, meeting underway (Inside visuals) pic.twitter.com/1xmFiEeiaO— ANI (@ANI_news) November 7, 2016
Rahul Gandhi further termed the PM Modi-led central government as a "callous" government and said they were announcing poor rewards for soldiers by delaying the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.
Last week, Ram Kishan Grewal, an ex-servicemen who was protesting the delay in implementing the OROP scheme, allegedly committed suicide in Haryana.
He added that under the current government, television channels are being punished and asked to shut down, referring to the one-day ban on NDTV India for revealing "strategically-sensitive" details while covering the Pathankot terrorist attack.