Forward of its brainstorming conclave right here, the Congress asserted on Thursday that it was the principal opposition occasion however was aware of its ”shortcomings” and was able to ”remodel” itself by engaged on its ideology and organisation.
The occasion mentioned it will introspect within the subsequent three days to embark on a brand new path by confronting numerous challenges and pave the way in which for the nation’s brilliant future. The three-day ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ is being held within the backdrop of a string of electoral defeats and dissent within the occasion which has seen a pointy decline within the final seven years. The Shivir will concentrate on time-bound occasion restructuring, discovering methods to fight politics of polarisation and getting battle-ready for upcoming electoral challenges.
Underlining the significance of the conclave, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned that the Congress is the principal opposition occasion within the nation and other people had expectations from it.
This Shivir is for the nation and thru it, the occasion will ship a brand new message to individuals throughout, he mentioned.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned the session is being held at a time when the nation is going through the problem of polarisation.
Politics of hatred and division is being performed out within the nation by the BJP and there’s a want to seek out solutions on how you can sort out them, he mentioned.
”There’s a must result in organisational adjustments. At a time when the nation is going through a number of challenges, it’s pure that the Congress will discharge its obligations in direction of the individuals and articulate their considerations. That’s the reason we’re holding the Nav Sankalp Shivir,” he informed reporters. ”We all know that the nation has expectations from the Congress. We all know now we have limitations, we all know now we have shortcomings and we all know that we have to enhance our ideology and organisation additional and adapt to the altering circumstances and remodel ourselves. With this thought in thoughts, now we have organised this Chintan Shivir,” mentioned Surjewala.
”The end result of this conclave from the courageous land of Udaipur, we really feel that it’s going to not simply give path to the Congress to sort out the current challenges however may even pave the way in which for India’s golden future,” he mentioned.
Gehlot additionally mentioned that there’ll by no means be a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ and people wishing so will themselves be decimated.
He asserted that the occasion has a protracted custom of sacrifice, from former prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi to former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, noting that the nation has been run on the rules of the Congress.
It’s saddening that regardless of this, these in energy now ask what the Congress has performed within the final 70 years, the Rajasthan chief minister mentioned.
He alleged that the ”’Structure is being attacked, democracy is in peril and there’s stress in every single place ”.
”Media is underneath stress and I salute those that are being honest and balanced. The best way issues are taking place within the nation, there’s an environment of stress and violence which is a reason behind concern for each Indian,” the Rajasthan chief minister informed a press convention.
”This isn’t a traditional Chintan Shivir. The Congress must give out a brand new message from this Shivir to the individuals of the nation. The occasion will provide you with a brand new ‘Sankalp’ from this conclave after which attain out to the individuals,” Gehlot mentioned.
Surjewala mentioned the conclave can also be geared toward deliberating on challenges going through the nation corresponding to ”freefall of the financial system”, growing inequality of wealth, worth rise of important commodities, and the ”deep-rooted conspiracy” at hand over the farming sector to a choose group of personal corporates.
The ”assault” on India’s territorial integrity by China, the onslaught in opposition to rights of Dalits, SCs/STs, and minorities and makes an attempt to divide through the use of Hindu-Muslim rhetoric may even be raised, he mentioned.
”As India is suffering from the painful strains of division and hatred, it’s compulsory on the Indian Nationwide Congress to defend the ethos of the Indian nation and discover lasting options for peaceable co-existence,” Surjewala mentioned on the media briefing.
”We all know that India expects us to overview our organisational dexterity, capability, functionality, but additionally to adapt ourselves to the present scenario and challenges,” he mentioned.
Surjewala alleged that the ”bulldozer of bigotry”, superstition, sectarianism, fanaticism, injustice and intolerance ”heaped upon the nation” by the BJP authorities has to a big extent trampled upon India’s march forward. ”The Congress has chosen six topics and constituted teams to look at and submit their major studies on actionables for a similar,” he mentioned. These teams are political, social justice and empowerment, financial system, Congress organisation, Kisan and Khet Mazdoor (farmers and farm employees) and youth. These teams will current their first impressions for a conclusive dialogue through the Shivir.
”The 450 invitees to the ‘Chintan Shivir’ might be divided amongst completely different teams and so they shall talk about and deliberate over a interval of three days, numerous aspects and challenges, to put down a roadmap. ”The conclusions shall be introduced to the Congress president, and thereafter, to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), for last form and approval,” Surjewala mentioned.
The roadmap will present a approach ahead not just for the Congress to satisfy up with the present set of ”reverses and challenges”, however may even pave the way in which for a resilient, sturdy and inclusive nation, he mentioned.
Rising to the aspirations of the nation, the Congress, will introspect, ponder and replicate upon the way in which ahead and new milestones to be traversed within the session, he mentioned. In a bid to beat inner challenges and electoral setbacks, the Congress will concentrate on time-bound occasion restructuring for strengthening the organisation and evolving a technique for future alliances.
Sending out a transparent message to critics throughout the organisation, Congress president Sonia Gandhi at a CWC assembly earlier this week cautioned forward of the session that self-criticism is required in occasion boards however it shouldn’t be performed to erode self-confidence and morale, as she asserted that it’s time ”to repay our debt to the occasion”.
Gandhi had additionally warned that the ‘Chintan Shivir’ shouldn’t turn into a ritual whereas asserting that she was decided that it ought to herald a restructured organisation to satisfy the numerous ideological, electoral and managerial duties it confronts.
The difficulty of management within the Congress is just not more likely to be mentioned on the Udaipur conclave, occasion sources mentioned, although a number of leaders are more likely to rake up the demand for Rahul Gandhi to take over the occasion management.