The Congress party, in its first meeting of the reconstituted Working Committee (CWC) held in Hyderabad, has voiced its confidence in securing a “decisive mandate” in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Telangana.
In a resolution issued during the meeting, the panel declared, “This meeting of the Extended Congress Working Committee concludes by expressing its confidence that the Indian National Congress will receive a decisive mandate from the people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Telangana in the assembly elections that will be held shortly.”
The resolution further emphasized that the party believes “that the people of the country are wanting change.” It pledged to meet the expectations of the citizens by addressing issues related to law and order, freedom, social and economic justice, equality, and equity, as reported by PTI.
During the initial day of discussions among the reconstituted CWC, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urged party leaders to prioritize people’s concerns and maintain ideological clarity. He also cautioned against falling into what he referred to as the “traps of the BJP.”
Speaking at a press conference, Pawan Khera, the party’s media and publicity department chief, conveyed Gandhi’s message, stating that Gandhi called upon leaders to heed the voice of ‘Bharat Mata’ (Mother India) to champion the people’s causes. Khera added, “He (Gandhi) laid specific stress on the need to have ideological clarity. All of us emerged from that hall of the CWC in deep thought with absolute clarity. He warned us against walking into irrelevant traps of the BJP. These are not issues of the common man or woman or to any of us.”
Furthermore, the Congress party’s highest decision-making body passed a resolution strongly criticizing the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Bill. The resolution expressed concerns about the lack of parliamentary debate and scrutiny for important legislation, stating, “Parliamentary debate and scrutiny have all but disappeared, and far-reaching legislation is hurriedly pushed through without proper scrutiny and discussion. The Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment etc) Bill introduced in Parliament will severely compromise the independence of the Election Commission to conduct free and fair elections.”
The extended meeting of the party’s apex decision-making body was attended by regular members, permanent invitees, special invitees, state party chiefs, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders, parliamentary party office-bearers, and Central Election Committee members.
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