Sonia Gandhi hits out at NDA government at CWC meet

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New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) Meeting at 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) Meeting at 10 Janpath in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Congress president Sonia Gandhi hit out at the Modi government, saying there is a brazen campaign to restrict the country into a regressive and narrow-minded world view. Gandhi said this when she chaired the Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday morning.

At the party’s highest decision-making body, Gandhi also asserted that the Congress must be ready to protect the essence and idea of India “which this government is seeking to extinguish”.

While taking stock of the political situation in the country, the CWC criticised the NDA government on several issues including the situation in Kashmir, farmers unrest and economic situation.

The meeting was attended by party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, among other top Congress leaders.

Several leaders including the party president Sonia Gandhi and former PM Manmohan Singh criticised the government on several issues including economy and social harmony.

The Congress president in her opening remarks at the meet also hit out at the NDA government’s Kashmir policy.

“This government only talks about ‘sabka saath sabka vikas’, but on the ground it’s exactly opposite,” said senior Congress leader and the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad in a press conference after the meeting.

‘They have adopted a policy of confrontation in Kashmir and this has resulted in our jawan being killed every day,’ added Azad.

The issue of elections to the post of President and Vice President of India also featured in discussion at the CWC amidst attempts by the Congress to forge an opposition unity on this issue.

(With inputs from PTI)