Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president, said today that it was “painfully evident” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “minimal government, maximum governance” approach meant maintaining the country’s polarization, brutalising minorities, and threatening political opponents.
She claimed during a “Chintan Shivir” gathering in Rajasthan’s Udaipur today afternoon that “our eloquent PM” is mute when his healing hand is most needed.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party continue to advocate for “less government, maximum governance”… It means maintaining a persistent state of polarization in the country, forcing people to live in dread and insecurity. It entails aggressively targeting, victimizing, and brutalising minorities who are vital members of our society and full citizens of our republic “According to Sonia Gandhi.
“It entails exploiting our society’s long-standing diversity to separate us and subverting a carefully cultivated sense of unity and diversity. It entails threatening and harassing political opponents, slandering their reputations, and imprisoning them on spurious charges with the help of investigative agencies “declared Congress’s leader.
“It means that our leaders, particularly Jawaharlal Nehru, are constantly degraded. It entails praising Mahatma Gandhi’s assassins.
It means undermining democracy, using diversionary methods, and keeping our eloquent Prime Minister silent when his healing touch is most needed. It implies splitting society and undermining our long-standing pluralism and unity “she continued.
Sonia Gandhi urged Congress leaders to discuss with an open mind and publicly express their opinions, saying that reforms in the party’s structure were urgently needed and that the meeting was about “chintan on national concerns as well as important aatmachintan on the organization.”
“Changes in the workplace are urgently required. We must alter our working practices “said the Congressman.
“I urge party members to express their views openly at the Shivir,” she said, “but a single message of strong party and unity should be sent out to the country.”
Over 400 party leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, will take part in the brainstorming meeting in Udaipur, Rajasthan, over the next several days.
“We must priorities organizational goals over personal goals. The party has done a lot for us, and now it’s time to repay them “According to Sonia Gandhi.