Post the Congress Working Committee meeting, senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala led a frontal attack on the Central Government accusing them of subverting the values of a Republic by delaying the calling in of the winter session of the Parliament. The minister commented that the Central government is trying its best to suppress democracy by avoiding the Parliamentary session which essentially questions all Government policies and seeks accountability from the Government as well.
"The Government is trying to run away from our questions pertaining to the body blow of demonetisation on the national economy and the very shoddy implementation of GST which has broken the backs of thousands of small businesses across the country."
The Congress' Communications In-charge further raised corruption allegations against the Government over defence deals with a "clear conflict of interest". He further expressed Congress President Sonia Gandhi's anguish over 'indifference' shown by the Modi Government towards the birth centenary of Indira Gandhi and the so-called neglect shown in educating youngsters about the legacy of Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru through 'systematic removal of their reference from history textbooks'.
He conveyed that the Congress Chief also lamented the fact that despite the "vigorous lies" being perpetuated by the Modi Government, there still exists the problem of rising inflation, made much worse by the hasty implementation of GST, growing unemployment and the increasing farmer suicides, which the Government seems to be in no mood to rectify. He also accused the Government of trying to compromise the security of the nation through the means of "dubious deals".
"The Congress Chief has appealed to the workers and all leaders of the party to continue putting in their best hard work so that Congress continues to shine as the beacon of hope for the Indian democracy at a time when the Government is trying to subvert all means of democratic enquiry."
Surjewala further clarified all queries related to Rahul Gandhi's elevation as the party's next President by stating that,
"Rahul Gandhi has the support of the entire party and will take over the reigns of Congress post the Gujarat elections."
Even as the Congress is seeing Rahul's elevation as a move to motivate party workers in Gujarat, others are seeing the date of his elevation as a means to shield him from the outcome of the elections if things do not go in the Congress' favour.