Sonia, Rahul to meet President

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi are expected meet President Pranab Mukherjee this week to bring his attention towards growing intolerance in the country, sources said.

“The Congress president and vice president along with senior party leaders including some Members of Parliament are expected to meet Mukherjee this week,” Congress party sources said today.

The two top leaders along with senior leaders and MPs are expected to tell the President about the growing concern over the issue (of intiolerance) and urge him to advice the government to act firmly, sources said.

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 in here yesterday 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.