Congress flags economic crisis, security situation, assault on institutions in resolutions passed at CWC meet

The Congress called upon all democratic parties and forces to join hands to resolutely oppose the Modi government to protect the values on which country was founded

Congress (PTI)
Congress (PTI)


Attacking the Modi government for “unleashing violence on protesting farmers”, carrying out “state-sponsored attacks” on minority communities, and “assaults on democratic institutions of the country”, the Congress party on Saturday urged all democratic parties to join hands to defend the values on which country was founded.

The grand old party passed seven resolutions during the five-hour-long Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting held on Saturday, highlighting the failures of the Modi government.

1. Resolution on Lakhimpur Kheri violence:

Pointing out that the silence maintained by PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, in which four farmers were mowed down by a vehicle allegedly being driven by BJP minister Ajay Mishra’s son, has shocked the nation, the Congress party resolution said, “The tragic incident at Lakhimpur Kheri is a clear example of official support to the attempt to suppress the voice of the farmers. The refusal of the Prime Minister to condemn the brutal murder of the farmers and to sack the Minister of State for Home Affairs has shocked the conscience of the country.”

2. Resolution on Chinese incursion in Ladakh:

On Chinese incursion in Ladakh, Congress’ resolution said, “The CWC is alarmed by the rapid deterioration in the security of the country – both external and internal. Nearly 18 months after the clashes in Ladakh in which 20 soldiers lost their lives, Chinese troops continue to be in occupation of Indian territory. Despite multiple rounds of talks, China has not vacated Indian territory; nor have we been able to recover our old positions. The aggressive posture of China and the unabated infiltrations by Pakistan have resulted in a dramatic deterioration of the security of Jammu & Kashmir.”

3. Resolution on internal security in the North East:

On violence and security threats in North East India, the CWC resolution says, “In Assam, Nagaland, and Mizoram, there are growing security threats. Inter-state disputes have flared up suddenly driving fear in the minds of the people living in the border villages. The Naga peace talks have suffered a serious setback due to the ham-handed approach of the Modi government.”

4. Resolution on the economic crisis:

Highlighting the Modi government’s failure to put the Indian economy on a path of recovery, the CWC resolution said, “The continued slide in the economy is a matter of great concern. After the sharp decline in 2020-21, the Modi government boasted of a V-shaped recovery. All signs point to an uneven and struggling recovery in different sectors. The jobs that were lost during the recession and the pandemic have not been recovered; the micro and small units that were shut down have not been re-started. Millions of families face the twin hardships of unemployment and high prices.”

5. Resolution on privatisation of PSUs:

On privatization of the PSUs, the Congress party’s resolution said, “To hide the precarious state of its finances, the Modi government has launched a fire sale of the assets built in this country over 70 years. It is widely believed that the most valuable among these assets in ports, airports, petroleum, power, and telecommunications will be sold to select business houses that are cronies of the Modi government.”

6. Resolution on the attack on democracy :

Expressing concerns over the attack on democratic institutions and judiciary being debilitated, the resolution passed by the grand old party said, “India is no longer regarded as a democracy, it has earned the label of an electoral autocracy. Parliament has been contemptuously disregarded.”

“The judiciary has been debilitated by not filling vacancies in the courts and tribunals. Independent watchdog bodies like the Information Commission, Election Commission, and the Human Rights Commission have been debased and rendered virtual ciphers”.

7. Resolution on the attack on media

On media, CWC resolution said, “The media has been threatened into meek submission through raids and false cases”.

Urging all democratic parties to unite to defend the values on which the country was founded on, the resolution passed by Congress' highest decision-making body said, “The Congress Party will resist every sinister attempt to convert the country into a surveillance and police state. Under the Modi government, the constitutional promise of liberty and justice for all has receded into a vain hope.”

“The CWC believes that it is duty to sound the alarm bells. We do so and call upon all democratic parties and forces to join hands to resolutely oppose the Modi government to protect the values on which our country was founded and to advance the causes of the people,” said the CWC resolution.

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Published: 16 Oct 2021, 7:25 PM