At plenary, Congress talks of inequality, alliances

Pauline Gross
March 20, 2018

They will accept a man drunk with power in the BJP, but will never accept the same in the Congress.

(MENAFN - Colombo Gazette) width="293" height="192" data-recalc-dims="1" / India's Congress party on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of exercising a personalised foreign policy which eroded India's worldwide credibility, The Hindu website reported.

The party's new president, Rahul Gandhi, whose appointment was approved by the All India Congress Committee plenary, asked Congress workers to put aside their differences aside and work together to ensure victory in the upcoming elections. "So you will not get the ticket".The worker has the Congress ideology in his heart.

The former Finance Minister said the economy would go into deeper crisis as the Modi government's budget had not provided any answers.

Sitharaman emphasised Congress's defeats and contrasted it with what she called BJP's upward trajectory.

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The resolution moved by Chidambaram said that the tenure of the Narendra Modi-led Government was replete with Governance and management misadventures and mistakes. "Contemporary economic development paradigms that favour returns to capital over returns to labour have resulted in an alarming disparity in income and wealth among individuals". The mood has turned positive only after the Gujarat poll results late a year ago where the party did very creditably. "Moreover, economists have also highlighted India's widening regional economic disparity among its States", it said. "I will drag the talented people here", he said, soon adding in an effort to assuage the concerns of the senior leaders in the party, "Of course, the senior leaders have their place in the party, and the youth have their place".

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"Rahul Gandhi's rant was shameful".

He also sressed the need for a change in the Congress organisatio. Now, the inequality is widening.

Promising the industry that there will be no tax "terrorism", no veiled threats, no "midnight knocks" on doors, he said, "We will lift fear and we will allow you to create wealth". The Prime Minister's tendency to disparage his predecessors and diminish India's achievements since Independence, has undercut India's own credibility overseas, ' the foreign policy resolution said. But millions of youth face unemployment. Farmer are committing suicide, but Modiji says "chalo yoga karte hain".

Reacting to Gandhi's remarks, Javadekar said, "He has insulted Hindu religion and people's faith".

She hit out at the Congress chief for his attack on Shah, saying it was astonishing that the Congress president chose to make allegations against the BJP chief even though he had been cleared by the court.

This won't be easy, given that many regional "secular" parties remain wary of the Congress, but the party is conscious that its future advance will be thwarted if the BJP is not defeated.

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