Nagpur, Oct 1: On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, Congress working committee, the highest decision making body of the Congress, will meet to discuss the the social, political and cultural atmosphere in the country.
The CWC will meet at Mahatma Gandhi's Sevagram Ashram at Wardha in Maharashtra on October 2 to mark the beginning of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary celebrations and pass a resolution urging people to follow his vision of love, peace and brotherhood.
Ahead of the CWC meeting, AICC media inchargeRandeepSurjewala, addressing reporters at Nagpur, said, ’’on July 14, 1942, a CWC meeting at Wardha under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi gave the calls for marked the beginning of the the 'Quit India Movement to rid India of the persecution and slavery from British rule.
Today also, there is need of a freedom movement against an 'anti-people and arrogant BJP Government.’’
‘’Today also the country is passing through a period of social, political and economic transition. Today the conditions in the country are similar to what they were 71 years ago when the country was under bondage.
The only difference is that while at that time country was facing excesses from the 'British government' whereas today, the BJP has taken the place of the British rule,’’ he said.
He said that while the British rulers plundered India's resources and took them abroad, the BJP government is also looting India's resources by giving full freedom to the ‘bank looters’ to flee abroad with the country’s money.
‘’Mahatma Gandhi had secured Independence for India after a long battle with the British under the leadership of the Indian National Congress. Today, 71 years later, the Congress, under the leadership of Mr Rahul Gandhi, is ready to follow the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi and to resolve to secure for the county freedom from the BJP Government which has been indulging in economic chaos, oppression of farmers, bank scams and Rafale scam, increasing unemployment and oppression of women and has led to destruction of Democracy,’’he said.
Former prime ministerManmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi will lead the deliberations at the CWC meeting.
Party leaders said that on the birth anniversary of the father of the nation, the Congress is seeking to send a political message to the country ahead of 2019 LokSabha polls where it is looking to defeat the BJP.
The CWC Meeting at Sevagram Ashram at Wardha will be followed by garlanding of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
This will be followed by a Padyatra by Congress leaders followed by a 'Sankalp Rally' at Wardha.(UNI)