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"Law and order forces have also not been able to control the communal forces", said Sonia.

The Congress president did not fail to take a clear jibe at RSS, making a reference to organisations that opposed the Quit India movement and played no role in the freedom movement, as she sought to highlight the contribution of the Indian National Congress during the freedom struggle.

"If we have to preserve freedom, we will have to defeat the forces endangering it".

The Prime Minister took to his Twitter handle to praise the sacrifices of all the bravehearts who were part of the movement to free India from the British rule.

People have to fight for the India they believe in, which is loved by one and all and which was envisioned by our freedom fighters, she added. "We have to fight for Bharat, where everyone is free", she said, reading from a prepared statement. "The preparedness showed results when in 1965, in comparison to 1962, and in 1971, in comparison to 1965, our forces grew stronger", Jaitley said while initiating a special debate in the Rajya Sabha on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement.

"The Quit India movement marked rise of a new leadership". The RSS has always denied it.


He also emphasized and stated that it is important for the younger generation to need to be aware of the historical events like the "Quit India Movement".

The remark was seen by political observers as an oblique reference to the role of VD Savarkar, who had opposed the Quit India movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi.

Congress leaders recalled the selfless services rendered by Mahatma Gandhi and paid tributes to him.

Earlier in the day, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said that there is politics of divide and freedom of expression, civil justice are taking a back seat. "Today, 75 years later the issues are different (sic)", he tweeted.

Some Opposition leaders contended that democracy and secularism was under threat today, with Sitaram Yechury of CPI (M) warning against creation of “Hindu Pakistan”.

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