The Congress leaders said the march today would include party vice president Rahul Gandhi, members of the Congress Working committee, party office-bearers and party MPs. The party also slammed PM Modi for his barbs at the Congress over the anti-Sikh riots in 1984.The march will start from Parliament House and party leaders are expected to give a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee to convey their concern on 'rising intolerance'.

Sonia Gandhi met the President yesterday evening but party sources termed it as 'personal' meeting. The meeting came on a day PM Modi targeted her, saying Congress leaders had no right to talk about tolerance when they were involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

"Madam Soniaji, do you remember 1984? What happened in Delhi? Sikhs were killed. Serious charges were made against the Congress. Ironically, now the Congress talks of tolerance," PM Modi said at an election rally in Purnea in Bihar.

He said, “after two Sikh bodyguards assassinated then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, innocent Sikhs were killed in broad daylight... And the Congress is giving lectures on tolerance.”

Congress leader Anand Sharma reacted sharply to PM Modi's remarks, saying his comments were 'politically motivated' and 'a mischievous attempt to reopen the wounds of 31 years'. He said riots followed assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi were 'tragic' and 'a sad chapter', adding that successive governments have explored every possibility to provide a healing touch.

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