Cong President Sonia Gandhi calls for unity at all levels in Party

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday called for unity at all levels in the organisation, saying the road ahead for the party is more challenging than ever and the resilience of party workers is being tested hard.

Addressing a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP), he also hit out at the BJP, saying the ruling party’s “divisive agenda” has become a regular feature of political discourse in all states and was “mischievous” to add to history. being distorted”. Fuel your agenda.

The first CPP meeting took place after the party’s defeat in the recent assembly elections in five states, which was attended by all party MPs in both houses of Parliament, besides former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

Referring to the party’s performance in the recent assembly polls, Sonia said she knew “how disappointed you are” as both of them have been “shocking and painful”. He said that the CWC has held a meeting to review the performance and several suggestions have been received about strengthening the organization. Many of these suggestions are relevant and the party is working on them.

Sonia expressed concern over MSMEs being in the “most precarious position” and there is no indication that the commitment made to farmers is going to be fulfilled in any significant way. He also said that the prices of cooking gas and oil, petrol, diesel, fertilizers and other essential commodities have risen to “unbearable” limits. He said that the nationwide “Mehngai-free India” campaign should be continued.

He said that in matters of governance, it is inevitable that some do the actual work and lay the foundations while others claim credit.

Referring to the National Food Security Act and MGNREGA, he said, “I am happy that at least two historic initiatives of the Congress-led UPA government, criticized by no less than the Prime Minister, have proved to be saviors of crores.” Our people in the last two years.”

“The divisive and polarizing agenda of the ruling party and its leaders has now become a regular feature of state-to-state political discourse. History, not only ancient but contemporary as well, is mischievously distorted and facts maliciously invented to add fuel to this agenda. It is up to all of us to stand up and face these forces of hatred and prejudice,” she alleged.

Sonia noted with satisfaction that the value of non-alignment, which had been so criticized, as a fundamental principle of the country’s foreign policy, has now been rediscovered, even if it is not accepted. Raising the issue of students expelled from Ukraine, he said that they need to be reassured at the earliest.

Sonia Gandhi stressed that organizing the ‘camps’ is also very important as the views of a large number of colleagues and party representatives will be heard and they will contribute in putting forward a clear roadmap on the immediate steps to be taken by the party. To meet the challenges we are facing.

“The road ahead is more challenging than ever. Our dedication and determination, our sense of resilience are under severe test. Unity is paramount at all levels of our vast organization,” she said, adding that she is determined to do whatever is necessary to ensure it. Our resurrection is not only important to us. In fact, it is necessary for our democracy and indeed for our society as well,” Sonia Gandhi said.

The Congress chief has been under attack from within the G-23, who have called for a change in the outfit and insisted on a collective leadership after the party’s recent defeat in the assembly elections.

Sonia Gandhi also lauded the contribution of senior party leaders, who have retired from Parliament, and hoped that they would continue to be involved in public and political life and work to strengthen the party.