The CWC, reflecting the overwhelming view and desire of the rank and file of the Congress, unanimously resolved to strengthen the hands of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in every possible way: KC Venugopal
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) takes note of the letter of Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi addressed to General Secretary (Organisation) as also a letter written earlier by certain Congress leaders to the Congress President
The CWC has extensively deliberated on the letters and, after detailed discussion, places on record the following:
First, the last six months have seen the nation in the throes of multiple crises
We have been beset by
(i) the Corona pandemic that continues to claim thousands of lives,
(ii) downward spiralling economy,
(iii) massive job losses and growing poverty, and
(iv) brazen aggression into and occupation of Indian territory by the Chinese
Second, the two voices that have been at the forefront of exposing the Government’s inadequate responses, divisive politics and audacious propaganda are of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Shri. Rahul Gandhi
Smt. Sonia Gandhi’s hard questions on the handling of the migrants’ crisis put this Government to shame.
She ensured that Congress-ruled states tackled the pandemic effectively and provided access to healthcare and treatment to all sections of the people
Her leadership has rankled and embarrassed those occupying the highest offices in this Government.
Shri. Rahul Gandhi has resolutely led the fight against the government from the front
The CWC, reflecting the overwhelming view and desire of the rank and file of the Congress, unanimously resolved to strengthen the hands of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Shri. Rahul Gandhi in every possible way
CWC makes it clear no one will be or can be permitted to undermine or weaken party & its leadership at this juncture.
Responsibility of every Congress worker, leader today is to fight pernicious assault on India’s democracy, pluralism & diversity by Modi Govt
Third, and most importantly, voices of our two leaders have inspired a generation of Indians, both within & outside of Congress, to rise & demand answers from this Government which seeks to desperately distract the people through shallow & manufactured issues
It’s under their leadership that crores of Congress workers, supporters have reached out to fill large, callous gaps in governance left by this Govt due to which millions belonging to poor, middle class have been unjustly deprived of their rights & livelihoods
Fourthly, the CWC notes that inner-party issues can not be deliberated through the media or in public fora.
The CWC urges and advises all concerned to raise such issues only in party fora in the interest of propriety and discipline
Fifthly, the CWC authorises the Congress President to affect necessary organisational changes that she may deem appropriate to take on the challenges listed above
In the light of the above deliberations and conclusions, the CWC unanimously requests Smt. Sonia Gandhi to continue to lead the Indian National Congress until such time as circumstances will permit an AICC session to be convened