New Delhi, May 25 (UNI) Accepting the mandate of the people of India expressed through the recently concluded Lok Sabha election, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday recommended a thorough introspection and requested the Congress President for a complete overhaul and a detailed restructuring at every level of the party.
In a unanimous resolution passed at its meeting here, CWC said the party will continue its fight against forces that thrive on hatred and division.“Congress has lost the election but our indomitable courage, fighting spirit and commitment to our ideology remains stronger than ever. We shall continue its fight against forces that thrive on hatred and division,'' the resolution said.
The CWC, while rejecting Rahul's offer to resign as party president, said the party needed his leadership in its ideological battle and to champion the cause of India’s youth, the farmers, the SC, ST and OBC’s, the Minorities, the poor and the deprived sections“The CWC unanimously and with one voice rejected Mr Gandhi’s offer and requested the Congress president for his leadership and guidance in these challenging times. The CWC unanimously called upon Congress President to lead the party in its ideological battle and to champion the cause of India’s youth, the farmers, the SC, ST and OBCs, the minorities, the poor and the deprived sections”, the CWC resolution said .
Recognizing the challenges, the failures and the shortcomings, resulting into unexpected mandate, the CWC said, ''With utmost humility the Congress Working Committee accepts the mandate of the people of India expressed through the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.''The resolution also noted that India faces a number of challenges as a new government takes over.
''The issue of surging oil prices post sanctions against Iran as also price rise stares us in the face. Banking sector is in dire straits with uncontrolled and unchecked NPA’s soaring to nearly 12 lakh crores, over last five years, threatening the very stability of banking operations. Serious questions being raised on the financial viability of NBFC’s, wherein hard earned savings of the people’s life are invested.The downturn of economy coupled with lack of private investment and a steep fall in consumption patterns, point towards grave economic slowdown. The looming job crisis has seen no solutions, jeopardizing the future of our young,” CWC noted,Discussing the farmers and agrarian issues, the Congress' highest decision making body also expressed concern over large swathes of the country reeling under severe drought particularly Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Institutional integrity, which is the hallmark of our constitutional democracy, remains under a cloud.
''Social strife and tensions affect large portions of our populace which has to be urgently addressed by the next government and the Congress party would continue to play a constructive role to overcome these serious challenges. CWC hopes that the government will address these issues as its top priority,'' it said.The CWC also expressed its gratitude to the 12.13 crore voters who have stood behind the party which is committed to dawn the role of a constructive opposition, raising people’s issues and holding the government accountable to people of India.“The CWC commended the tireless efforts of the Congress President, office bearers, leaders, party workers, volunteers and Congress candidates, who toiled day and night to fight this vigorous battle in most challenging circumstances”,the resolution reads. UNI