Key CWC meet underway: I am full time and hands on Congress president says Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 16: The Congress Working Committee is underway. During the meeting the CWC is likely to fix the schedule for the long pending organisational elections. This comes in the wake of the upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa.
At the meeting Sonia Gandhi said that the revival of the Congress is important. She said that the revival of the Congress needs self-control and discipline. Every party member wants revival of the Congress.
However this requires unity and keeping the party's interests paramount, she also said.
She further said that the economy continues to be a cause of great concern inspite of the government's propaganda to make us believe that it is not. As we all know the only answer the government seems to have for economy recovery is selling of national assets, the Congress chief also said.
Today is the occasion for bringing clarity once and for all, she said. I am a full time and hands on Congress President, Sonia Gandhi further added. I have always appreciated frankness. There is no need to speak to me through the media she said. Hence let us have a free and honest discussion. But what should get communicated outside the four walls of this room is the collective decision of the CWC.
We face many challenges but if we are united, focus on party's interest alone, we will do well she said on the upcoming assembly elections.
Sonia Gandhi also touched upon the deaths of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri and said that the same was shocking and it shows the mindset of the BJP and how it perceives the farmers' protests. The sudden spurt of killings in Jammu and Kashmir of minorities clearly have been tagged and must be condemned, she further added.
The meeting that which is being held offline will discuss the political situation with a particular focus on the upcoming elections. The Lakhimpur-Kheri incident too would be discussed at length.
Further the CWC would also back the demands of the Congress delegation which met with President of India, Ramnath Kovind and sought the dismissal of union minister, Ajay Misra. The delegation had also sought for a probe into the incident in which farmers were killed.
However the challenge for the CWC would be the organisational elections. In June last the proposal to hold elections was rejected. The CWC is also likely to discuss Rahul Gandhi with many within the party wanting him to return as the chief of the party.