Power-hungry BJP killing democracy: Sonia

New Delhi : Destabilising elected governments in states with a motive to capture power all over, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is “killing democracy”, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said here on Friday.

“Their (BJP) lust for power is increasing and thus they are killing the democratically-elected governments forcefully,” Sonia said, addressing the crowd at the Loktantra Bachao March here.

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She said BJP was not concerned about the democracy as their only motive “is to capture power everywhere”, adding Congress was a party that had “given their blood and laid down lives to protect the basic principles of humanity”.

She termed increasing attacks over the Congress by the BJP-led central government as “anti-national” and said “nothing new for us to fight anti-national elements. Life has taught me to struggle, we have faced a lot of challenges. They don’t know what we are made of”.

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi also launched a scathing attack at the Modi government, saying the country was being run by only two persons — Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. “Today in India, the voice of only two people are heard, Narendra Modiji and Mohan Bhagwatji.”

He alleged that the government made false accusations against people who are critical of the prime minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He said: “Anyone who dares to speak against them (Modi and Bhagwat) are charged with false allegations.”

Rahul also alleged that the Union government broke all the laws by destabilising the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and removed all the elected leaders.

Senior Congress leaders, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Ambika Soni, and hundreds of supporters took out a protest march against the Centre from the Jantar Mantar to Parliament.

Congress and the BJP have been of late involved in a bitter banter on a range of issues, including the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.