Sonia Gandhi's response to PM Narendra Modi's democracy remark: `Let him say what he wants`

Without any reference to Congress, which has held protests in Parliament over National Herald case, PM Narendra Modi said democracy can`t be restricted to govts alone.

By Kamna Arora | Updated: Dec 11, 2015, 14:03 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi's response to PM Narendra Modi's democracy remark: `Let him say what he wants`
Congress president Sonia Gandhi walks toward her supporters who had come to greet her on her birthday celebrations outside her residence in New Delhi on December 9, 2015.

New Delhi: It seems Prime Minister Narendra Modi's veiled dig at continuing protests by the Congress in Parliament has failed to make an impact.

“Let him say what he wants,” said Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday, when asked to comment on Modi's assertion that democracy cannot function at the "whims and fancies" of anyone.

On Thursday, the PM had expressed "sorrow" over fresh Parliament disruptions.

Without any reference to Congress, which has held protests in both Houses of Parliament over the National Herald case, Modi said democracy cannot be restricted to elections and governments alone and that one of the two main dangers before it is "Mantantra" (functioning as per one's whims and fancies) with the other being "Dhantantra" (money power).