Congress calls for freedom struggle against Modi government

Party accuses the RSS and BJP of hypocrisy and the shameless exploiting of Gandhi’s legacy

Wardha (Maharashtra): The Congress party on Tuesday called for a “new freedom struggle” to combat the Modi government’s politics of threats, intimidation, polarisation and divisiveness.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) adopted a resolution accusing the RSS and BJP of hypocrisy and exploiting Gandhi’s legacy for their own electoral purposes.

“Today, a new freedom struggle is the urgent need of the hour — a massive movement to combat the forces of divisiveness and prejudice, to confront the Modi government whose politics is the politics of threat and intimidation, the politics of polarisation and divisiveness, the politics of crushing debate and dissent, the politics of imposing an artificial uniformity in a nation of extraordinary diversity, the politics of hate and vendetta, the politics of subverting all constitutional values, principles and practices, the politics of lies, deceit, fraud and subterfuge,” it said in the resolution.

Accusing the RSS of “blatant hypocrisy” for having vilified and rejected Mahatma Gandhi during his lifetime only to do an about-turn today and brazenly proclaim itself as the biggest champions of what Gandhi stood for.

“It is its [RSS] ideology that was responsible for spreading the atmosphere of hate that led to the Mahatma’s tragic assassination,” the Congress said.

Declared that only the Congress remained deeply committed to the principles of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity, the CWC resolved to propagate Gandhi’s fundamental message across the nation.

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