The members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has resolved to “defeat the RSS/BJP ideology of fascism, hatred, anger and divisiveness. No sacrifice is too great in this endeavour to defeat the ideology of RSS/BJP; no effort too little; this battle will be won. We will defend constitution and rights of the people.”
“We will tell people of India that BJP has broken the trust of the people. We will defend constitution and rights of the people. If voted to the power we will empower youths and the economy.”
Addressing a press conference after the CWC meeting, Congress leader Anand Sharma said the party adopted a political resolution expressing concern over attempts by the ruling party to “challenge” the values enshrined in the Constitution.
Sharma said, “The Congress believes that the values enshrined in the Constitution and the rights given to people are under constant onslaught under the present government.” “The idea of India, envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru…is being challenged in a way to replace the values that are against the principles espoused by the makers of the Constitution,” he said targeting the BJP.
The CWC resolution, Sharma said, condemned the attempts to take political mileage by the ruling BJP out of recent strike by the Indian Air Force on a terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack. “Entire blame goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP,” Sharma told a press conference in Ahmedabad.
“The Prime Minister is playing with the emotions of the people only to take mileage in the elections. We condemn it,” said the Congress leader briefing about the CWC meet in Gujarat.
The CWC was held at the Sardar Patel Memorial in Ahmedabad. The choice of venue was being seen as a Congress’s bid to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party’s repeated allegation that the main opposition party has undermined the political legacy of the former deputy prime minister.
The Congress strategy meet that began this morning was the first meeting of the highest decision making body of the party to be hosted in Gujarat in almost six decades. The last CWC meeting was held in Gujarat in 1961. This was also the first CWC meeting to be attended by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who took a political plunge in January.