The Congress has stated that India is no longer regarded as a democracy, and is instead, labelled as “electoral autocracy”.
“India is no longer regarded as a democracy; it has earned the label of an electoral autocracy. Parliament has been contemptuously disregarded. The judiciary has been debilitated by not filling vacancies in courts and tribunals,” the Congress Working Committee said.
Stating this, the Congress has called upon all “democratic parties” to join hands “to resolutely oppose the Modi government”.
“We do so and call upon all democratic parties and forces to join hands to resolutely oppose the Modi government in order to protect the values on which our country was founded and to advance the causes of the people,” the Congress said.
The Congress has stated that “assault on democratic institutions completes the sad and shameless narrative of the Modi government”.
The media has been threatened into meek submission through raids and false cases, it claimed.
“Non-government organisations (NGOs) have been intimidated and their welfare activities have been halted. The government’s agencies have been widely misused to suppress the voice of the people,” a resolution adopted by the CWC alleged.
“Every aspect of democracy has been diminished. The Congress party will resist every sinister attempt to convert the country into a surveillance and police state. Under the Modi government, the constitutional promise of liberty and justice for all has receded into a vain hope,” the CWC resolution said.