Rahul asks Congressmen to fight for India's oppressed
Rahul asks Congressmen to fight for India's oppressedSpeaking at a meeting of the newly constituted Congress Working Committee in Delhi, Rahul described the CWC as a bridge between the past, present and future.PTI | Updated: Jul 22, 2018, 16:26 IST
- CWC a bridge between the past, present and future: Rahul Gandhi
- Former prime minister Manmohan Singh assured Rahul Gandhi that the party will help him in 'the onerous task of restoring India's social harmony and economic development'
Chairing the first meeting of the revamped CWC after becoming president of the party in December last + , he said it was an institution comprising experience and energy.
Explain stand on minority, Rahul Gandhi askedCongress chief Rahul Gandhi fielded some tough questions about the partyâs commitment to the minority cause in a closed door interaction with 11 Muslim intellectuals on Wednesday.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, in his address assured Rahul Gandhi that he and all other Congressmen will help him in the onerous task of restoring India's social harmony and economic development.
"I assure Rahul Gandhiji that we will fully support him in his onerous task of restoring India's social harmony and economic development," he said, rejecting the culture of constant "self praise and jumlas" (gimmicks), as against solid policy framework for driving the engine of growth.
Singh said the clai m of doubling farm income by 2022 will require an agricultural growth rate of 14 per cent, which is nowhere in sight.
Senior leader P Chidambaram said the Congress can expect to win 150 seats from 12 states where it has a strong footing. But the party needs to form strategic alliance with regional parties in the rest of the states.
"The new CWC is an institution comprising experience and energy and will act as a bridge between the past, present and the future," Rahul Gandhi said as he called upon Congressmen and women to rise and fight for the India's oppressed.
The Congress president also reminded the role of the Congress as the voice of India as also its responsibility of present and future, charging that the BJP attacks institutions, Dalits, tribals, backwards, minorities and the poor.
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