Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Sunday stated the Indian democracy is passing through its “most difficult phase”, as she chaired a celebration assembly throughout which the roadmap for its agitation over farm payments and alleged atrocities on Dalits was deliberated upon.
Addressing a gathering of AICC basic secretaries and state-incharges, which she presided over, Gandhi launched a scathing assault on the federal government over the three farm legal guidelines, the dealing with of the Covid-19 pandemic, financial slowdown and alleged atrocities in opposition to Dalits.
After the assembly, Congress basic secretary in-charge (organisation) Okay C Venugopal stated the get together has determined to launch a sequence of programmes in opposition to the “anti-farmer, anti-women, anti-poor and anti-people” insurance policies of the BJP-led authorities on the Centre.
This was the primary assembly of basic secretaries and state in-charges Sonia Gandhi chaired after a serious organisational reshuffle final month.
“In line with the concerted opposition to the anti-farmer legislations and our committed fight for justice for the rape victim in Hathras, it has been decided to observe the 31st October, i.e. Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and martyrdom day of Indira Gandhi as ‘Kisan Adhikar Diwas’,” the get together stated.
As a part of the Diwas, the Congress will maintain ‘Satyagraha and Upwas (fasting)’ in each district headquarter between 10 AM to four PM in opposition to the “anti-farmer and anti-labour laws.”
On November 5, the get together will observe ‘Mahila and Dalit Utpidan Virodhi Divas (Stop Atrocities on Women & Dalits Day) as a part of which state degree dharnas can be held at each state headquarters between 10 AM to 2 PM.
The get together will spotlight the repeated atrocities throughout the nation in opposition to the Dailts, significantly in opposition to the Hathras sufferer and her household, Venugopal stated.
As Diwali competition additionally falls on November 14, i.e. the birthday of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, a symposium on Nehruvian Ideology and nation constructing’ can be held on November 13 at each state headquarters, he stated.
It was additionally determined on the assembly that on November 14, a large on-line marketing campaign titled ‘SpeakUpForPSUs’, highlighting the theme self-reliant-India constructed by Nehru can be launched.
On the anti-farm legal guidelines signature marketing campaign, basic secretaries and in-charges had been instructed to watch the marketing campaign on the bottom degree.
In her opening remarks on the video convention assembly, Gandhi alleged a “conspiracy” has been hatched to defeat the beneficial properties of the ‘inexperienced revolution’. She slammed the federal government over what she stated had been three “anti-agriculture black legal guidelines’.
She additionally alleged that the nation was being dominated by a authorities which was “systematically” handing over the rights of residents to a handful of crony capitalists.
Hitting out on the authorities over the just lately handed farm legal guidelines, she stated the BJP-led dispensation has attacked the very basis of India’s resilient agrarian financial system by bringing in “three anti-agriculture black laws”.
“A conspiracy has been hatched to defeat the gains of the ‘green revolution’. Lives and livelihoods of crores of farm labourers, leasehold farmers, small and marginal farmers, toiling labourers and small shopkeepers are under attack. It is our solemn duty to join hands to defeat this sinister conspiracy,” Gandhi asserted.
The Congress, many different opposition events and several other farmers organisations have been protesting in opposition to these farm legislations, claiming these will hurt the pursuits of farmers and profit corporates, a declare denied by the federal government. The Centre has asserted that these new legal guidelines can be helpful for farmers and can enhance their revenue.
Gandhi claimed there’s a “designed attack” on the Constitution and democratic traditions.
The nation was pushed into the “abyss” of coronavirus pandemic by “sheer ineptitude” and “mismanagement” of the Modi authorities, she alleged in her opening remarks.
“All this occurred as we witnessed the most important unplanned and merciless migration of crores of migrant labourers as the federal government remained a mute spectator to their miseries.
“The stark truth is that a prime minister who promised to defeat corona within 21 days has abdicated his and his government’s responsibility towards the citizens,” she stated.
There is neither a plan nor strategic pondering, answer or a method forward within the combat in opposition to the pandemic, the Congress president alleged in her deal with in Hindi.
Gandhi claimed the federal government has concurrently “demolished” the financial system, constructed painstakingly by the exhausting work of fellow Indians and the imaginative and prescient of successive Congress governments.
“Never has the country witnessed such a free-fall in GDP as also all other economic indices,” the Congress president stated.
She additionally accused the federal government of failing to honour even its Constitutional obligations, saying the share of GST compensation is being denied to states.
Alleging that atrocities in opposition to Dalits have reached a “new zenith”, she stated that as an alternative of honouring the regulation and granting enough safety to India’s daughters, BJP governments are siding with criminals.
She exhorted the overall secretaries and state in-charges to tackle these challenges and stand with the individuals.
“Persistent and determined struggle for the cause of people is the heart and soul of Indian National Congress. Even today, dedicated service of fellow citizens and determined fight against the injustice, inequity and discrimination in all spheres is the guiding light for every Congress men and women,” Gandhi stated.