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Congress Working Committee meets in Hyderabad, adopts key resolutions

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Hyderabad: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) convened for a crucial meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday, where several critical resolutions were discussed and passed.

The meeting touched upon a wide range of pressing issues, from the tragic events in Jammu & Kashmir to political developments and policy concerns across the nation. The significant gathering resulted in 14 major resolutions.

The CWC began by expressing its deepest sympathies to the families of brave army and police officers who lost their lives in Jammu & Kashmir. It strongly criticised the BJP and the Prime Minister for engaging in celebratory events after G20 during this tragedy while the nation mourned.

The committee lauded the contributions of Mallikarjun Kharge as Congress President over the past year. Recognising his inspirational leadership and unwavering commitment to social justice and constitutional values, the CWC commended his efforts in holding the Prime Minister accountable for anti-people policies and programs.

The CWC celebrated the first anniversary of the Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi, hailing it as a transformative moment in Indian politics. The Yatra aimed to unite people against divisive forces, address issues like inequality, unemployment, and rising prices, and resist growing authoritarianism. The committee resolved to carry forward the spirit of the Yatra throughout the country.

The committee expressed deep concern over the breakdown of Constitutional machinery in Manipur, marked by violence and polarisation fueled by the BJP's polarising agenda. It called for the immediate removal of the Chief Minister and the imposition of the President's Rule to restore public order and initiate dialogue among various groups.

The CWC condemned the escalation of casteism, communalism, and regionalism, highlighting that these issues had worsened under the Modi government. It criticised the divisive rhetoric of the BJP, its attacks on past prime ministers, and the misuse of investigating agencies for political purposes.

The committee voiced concerns about growing farmer debt, rural distress, MSME struggles, shrinking export markets, and a sluggish economy. It criticised the government for headline management and failing to create jobs as promised.

The CWC also expressed grave concerns about increasing unemployment and the continuous rise in essential commodity prices. It called the Prime Minister's Rozgar Melas a hoax and noted the failure to conduct the Census, which has denied food rations to millions. The CWC also called for an increase in the reservation limits for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and OBCs.

The committee rejected calls for a new Constitution and defended the Constitution's foundational values, emphasising the need to protect it from assaults. It criticised the government's selective use of Mahatma Gandhi's symbolism while allowing defamation of his legacy.

The CWC expressed concern about the lack of parliamentary debate and scrutiny of legislation. It demanded a special session of Parliament to discuss important public issues and the passage of the Women's Reservation Bill.

The committee called for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to investigate the transactions of the Adani business group, which has reportedly benefited from government policies.

The CWC opposed the 'One Nation, One Election' proposal, considering it an attack on the country's federal structure. It accused the Modi government of undermining federalism through various means.

The committee condemned China's incursions into Indian-held territory and criticised the Prime Minister's handling of the border issue. It called on the government to be transparent and resolute in protecting India's territorial integrity.

The CWC pledged its commitment to communal harmony, social and economic fraternity, and fulfilling the aspirations of youth. It aimed to create a strong, proud, and respected nation that all Indians could be proud of.

The committee welcomed the consolidation of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) and pledged to make it an ideological and electoral success, aiming to counter divisive politics and promote social equity and justice.

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