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CWC meeting: Sonia Gandhi slams PM Modi government

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Source: The Indian Express

On Tuesday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi slammed the Narendra Modi government at Centre and asked the party leaders to be ready to protect the essence and idea of India. Sonia Gandhi chaired a CWC meeting in Delhi to discuss the current political situation and the upcoming presidential poll.

“We must be ready to protect the essence and idea of India which this government is seeking to extinguish,” said Sonia Gandhi at the meeting. Talking about the growing confrontation, tension and fear in Kashmir, she said, “The crisis in Jammu and Kashmir has come to represent the colossal failure of government.”

She further added that PM Modi’s success mostly came from projects started by the UPA government.

“There is a brazen campaign to straitjacket the whole country into regressive and narrow-minded world view during three years of NDA government,” she said.

Significantly, Congress Working Committee is the highest decision-making body, gathered at Sonia Gandhi’s residence was attended by vice-president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Senior party leaders such as former finance minister P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Janardan Dwivedi, Ambika Soni, and other CWC members were present during the meeting.

Addressing to media after CWC meeting, Azad said, “In last three years, nothing was seen except fear.”

Stating that this government was only of slogans, Azad said, “On completion of three years, ministers were busy praising themselves on television channels. They looked hero on television, but zero on ground.”

Azad also criticised the present government on the ground of rising unemployment. “Existing jobs have vanished and there are no new job,” he said.

Notably, CWC met at a time when the Congress is seeking to unite opposition parties ahead of the presidential election.