Congress attacks Center on Economy, says reset needed
UDAIPUR: On the second day of ‘Chintan Shivir’ here on Saturday, Congress attacked the Narendra Modi government saying India’s economy must be reset.
Leading the charge, former finance minister P Chidambaram, chairman of the finance committee formed by party chairwoman Sonia Gandhi, said the state of India’s economy is a cause for extreme concern. He added that slowing economic growth rate has been the hallmark of the current government for the past 8 years. However, things were different before, and sustained high growth has brought enormous benefits in terms of wealth creation and lifting out of poverty, Chidambaram said.
On the issue of the Gyanvapi controversy, Congress has made its position clear. Chidambaram said we are strongly in favor of the “Places of Worship Act 1991”. Ayodhya was the only exemption and we still stick to it, Chidambaram said.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who heads the agriculture commission, slammed the central government and said the government promised to double farmers’ incomes. Instead, farmers’ debt had been doubled. The committee suggested the creation of a National Agricultural Debt Relief Commission to propose the best remedies in this regard.
As well as meetings on agendas set by various internal committees, sources told the Daily Guardian that there was a consensus to stop elections in the party’s front organisations.
The Daily Guardian has also learned that there is a strong voice in the Shivir which has demanded that Rahul Gandhi fight the upcoming presidential elections in the party.
On the last day of ‘Chintan Shivir’ on Sunday, the CWC is expected to pass several resolutions, submitted by the six committees and will place more emphasis on party unity and organizational restructuring.