NEW DELHI: Hitting out the Prime Minister Naredra Modi led NDA government for Kashmir flip-flop, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has said that the crisis in the Jammu and Kashmir has come to represent the colossal failure of the government.
Speaking at the Congress Working Committee meet here on Tuesday to discuss multiple issues on political scenario ahead of upcoming Presidential polls, Congress president said that there is a brazen campaign to straitjacket the whole country into a regressive and narrow-minded world view.
CWC, which was attended by top party leaders including Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram, Ambika Soni, Janardan Dwiwedi , Sonia Gandhi while presiding the meet, asserted that the Congress must be ready to protect the essence and idea of India "which this government is seeking to extinguish".
Talking about the economical growth of the country, when Sonia Gandhi said that against economic potential earlier, there is stagnation now, her senior party colleague and former prime minister Manmohan Singh said that “private sector investment has collapsed and the economy is running on just one engine of public spending”.
“India's economic growth has slowed down sharply due to the note ban, says former PM Manmohan Singh at CWC.
Talking further on Kashmir issue, Congress President that “The Modi government has just completed three years in office. Where there was harmony, there is discord. Where there was tolerance, there is provocation. Where there was relative calm, as in Kashmir, there is growing confrontation, tension and fear. Where there was economic potential, there is stagnation. Where there was rich diversity, there is a brazen campaign to strait-jacket the whole country into a regressive and narrow-minded world-view,”Sonia Gandhi added
“We must be ready to protect the essence and idea of India which this government is seeking to extinguish,’ Sonia Gandhi added.
Party also discussed its internal elections, which was pending for nearly 12 years, but insiders in the party claim that elevation of vice President Rahul Gandhi is certain and will happen anytime from now.
Tuesday’s closed-door meeting of CWC, the highest decision making body of the party came in the backdrop of attempts by the Congress to unite the opposition parties ahead of next month's presidential election. However, the long-term goal is putting together a coalition in view of the 2019 general elections.