Wardha : The Congress Working Committee that met at the Gandhi ashram at Sevagram on Tuesday vowed to counter the Narendra Modi government’s “hate and violence” ahead of the 2019 general elections and called for a second freedom struggle against the BJP and its parent organisation RSS.
The CWC adopted two resolutions recalling the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi to the “Indian thought process, its soul and body” and late Lal Bahadur Shastri’s call of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ is not just a slogan but a way of life on the occasion of their birthdays.
The meeting strongly condemned the “brutal attack” on the farmers’ agitation in Delhi on Tuesday and use of force against protesting farmers on their way to the national capital. It said that the Congress will continue to fight for farmers’ rights. Farmers who had come to seek grievance redressal were beaten up and lathi charged. Water cannons and tear gas was also used. “We condemn the autocratic Modi government and the Prime Minister who is drunk with power. We express solidarity with the farmers and resolve to redress their grievances if voted to power,” the resolution said.
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Later, briefing the media persons, the AICC spokespersons, Randeep Singh Surjewala said the second freedom struggle would be against the Narendra Modi government for practising politics of “hatred, divisiveness, fear, polarisation, crushing dissent and debates”.
The CWC underscores the blatant hypocrisy of the RSS that vilified and rejected Mahatma
Gandhi during his lifetime, and which today has brazenly proclaimed itself to be his champion.
It is its ideology that was responsible for spreading the atmosphere of hate that led to the
Mahatma’s tragic assassination.
The CWC meeting was presided over by Congress president Rahul Gandhi and attended among others by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, leader of the Opposition, Mallikarjun Kharge, Gulab Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and Ahmed Patel.
Surjewala said that the “second freedom struggle” will be against the government that practices politics of hate, vendetta, threat, murder, intimidation, crushing healthy debate and dissent. The CWC calls upon the entire nation to fearlessly defend and uphold India’s foundational values and idea of India, which Mahatma Gandhi stood for, lived for and even sacrificed his life for. It also calls upon all countrymen and women, particularly the young, to determinedly fight the politics of fear, intimidation, lies and deception- ‘To never bend, to never stop; till we achieve our goal.’
Later addressing a rally at Wardha, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi once again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rafale deal and asked why his government has given the contract to industrialist Anil Ambani?
By giving this contract to Ambani, Prime Minister Modi put Rs 30,000-crore in the pocket of the former, alleged Congress president.