Maharashtra-Haryana Assembly Elections

Sonia Gandhi Slams Modi Govt Over Economic Slowdown At AICC Meet

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 September 2019, 02:41 PM
Congress likely to appoint three 'preraks' at divisional level. (Photo Credit: PTI)
Congress likely to appoint three 'preraks' at divisional level. (Photo Credit: PTI)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Sonia Gandhi attacked Modi government over economic slowdown
    • She was given the top post after her son, Rahul Gandhi resigned
    • She reiterated, Congress government successfully generated jobs

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Modi government over economic slowdown and accused it of indulging in vendetta politics. Addressing the party workers in the All India Congress Committee meeting, Sonia said that country is pitched against economic slowdown and government is targetting the opposition. She also recalled UPA’s efforts in dealing with the economic slowdown that hit the country in 2007-09, say party sources. 

She reiterated that during UPA regime, Congress government successfully generated jobs. She added that the current dispensation has failed on the front on employment generation and has not been able to generate jobs. 

According to sources, Congress is set to appoint 'preraks' who will act as messengers to carry forward the party’s message on various issues, ideological standings and to bust any myth surrounding the Grand Old Party. 

Three 'preraks' are likely to be appointed at divisional level. Out of the three, one will be a woman and one from SC/ST/Minority/ OBC background, where each division will constitute of 4-5 districts. 

This was her first meeting with senior leaders after she was elected as party’s interim president. She was given the top post after her son, Rahul Gandhi resigned from the post of party president. 

The top decision-making body of the Congress - the Working Committee - had accepted Rahul Gandhi's resignation. However, several members of the Working Committee had once again urged Rahul Gandhi to reconsider his decision but he firmly declined to continue as party chief.

First Published: Thursday, September 12, 2019 02:41 PM
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