Sonia Gandhi told the Congress leaders to train party workers to fight while upholding and projecting the core Congress ideology.
New Delhi: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, on Tuesday, convened a meeting of general secretaries, in-charges and Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents at the party headquarters in the national capital. The discussion in the meeting focused on the upcoming Assembly elections in five states - Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa.
Motivating the party members, Sonia Gandhi said, "The fight to defend our democracy, our Constitution and the Congress Party’s ideology begins with being fully prepared to identify and counter false propaganda."
She asked the Congress leaders to fight the "diabolical campaign of BJP/RSS ideologically". Sonia Gandhi added, "We must do so with conviction and "expose their lies before the people if we are to win this battle."
In the meeting, also attended by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Sonia Gandhi said the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has been releasing important and detailed statements almost daily on the issues that the nation is facing, but they do not percolate down to grass root cadres at the block and district level.
"You must train our workers to take on the increasing onslaught of malicious disinformation campaigns at the behest of the BJP/RSS. And you must train our people to fight it while upholding and projecting the core Congress ideology." Sonia Gandhi told her party workers.
She asked the Congress members to redouble the fight for those who are the victims of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government's "worst excesses."
"To make this promise truly meaningful, we must also make our organisation more representative of this cross-section of society," Sonia Gandhi said,
She concluded her opening remarks, re-emphasising the paramount need for discipline and unity.
Sonia Gandhi also informed that the nation-wide Congress membership enrolment programme will commence on November 1, 2021 and would be on till March 31, 2021.
"Young men and women across the nation are the lifeblood of any political movement. Young men and women across the nation seek a movement to give voice to their aspirations. It is our duty to provide them with a platform, as we have done for generations past," the Congress Chief said.