Congress President Sonia Gandhi. (Photo: Congress/Twitter)
New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today exhorted party leaders and workers to expose the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s “propaganda and lies in front of the public”.
In the meeting of party general secretaries, state in-charges, and state presidents, Sonia strongly targeted the Narendra Modi government at the Center and told the party leaders and workers that if the battle is to be won, then the BJP and RSS’ ‘propaganda’ and ‘lies’ should be exposed in front of the public.
“We have to fight against the malicious propaganda of BJP/RSS. If this fight is to be won, we have to do it with full determination and expose their lies before the public.”
“The Modi government has tried to destroy our institutions so that it can evade accountability. It has attempted to undermine the core values of the Constitution so that it can set standards for itself at a lower level. It has put the fundamentals of our democracy into question,” said Sonia.
The Congress President told the party leaders, “You have to train our workers in such a way that they can counter the malicious propaganda being run by the BJP/RSS. You also have to train our workers in such a way that they fight the battle keeping the ideology of the Congress and taking it forward.”
She called upon party leaders to double the strength of the fight for the farmers, agricultural labourers, unemployed youth, small and medium businessmen, deprived class, girls & women.
The Congress President also lamented that there is a lack of clarity and coordination among state-level party leaders.
“The All India Congress Committee issues important and detailed statements on various issues every day. But it is felt that this does not reach our workers at the block and district level. There are policy issues on which I find lack of clarity and coordination and this is also between our state-level leaders,” said Sonia.
Her statement is being seen as a warning to Congress’ infighting in Chhattisgarh and Punjab.
She also reminded party leaders that in the view of upcoming state elections, the ‘party’ should be kept above personal aspirations.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, organization general secretary KC Venugopal and other general secretaries, in-charges, and presidents of state Congress committees attended the meeting held at the party headquarters. (PW News)