Sonia Gandhi to raise `intolerance` issue with President Pranab Mukherjee today

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi will on Monday meet President Pranab Mukherjee to bring his attention towards growing intolerance in the country.

The Congress president, along with senior leaders and MPs, is expected to tell the President about the growing concern over the issue (of intolerance) and urge him to advice the government to act firmly, PTI quoted sources as saying.

They are also expected to take out a march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, sources said.

Expressing her concern over rising intolerance, Sonia Gandhi had at a function here on Saturday vowed to fight the “diabolical design” of divisive forces to spread hatred, which posed a threat to the unity of the country.

“Organisations and people of a particular ideology are spreading it to divide people. We are under no illusion that it is an accident. The hate, violence and petty mindedness is being unleashed as part of a pre-determined plan. We will not allow such a diabolical design to succeed…It will shake country’s foundations… We are ready to fight the battle,” she had said.