Maintain self-restraint, avoid going to media: Congress as party tries to contain infighting
PTC News Desk: Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, in the extended Congress's Working Committee meeting in Hyderabad, said that the best way to avoid conflict within the party is to refrain from making controversial statements in the media.
'We must show self-restraint, avoid going to the media with statements against our leaders so that the party's interests are not put at risk,' Kharge added.
"This is not the time to rest. The difficulties that common people have encountered have intensified in the last ten years of the BJP's rule. The Prime Minister refuses to address the concerns of the poor, farmers, labourers, women, and youth; instead, he is incapable of looking beyond himself," Kharge remarked.
"We cannot remain mute spectators in such circumstances. For the sake of our democracy, we need to come together and take down this dictatorial government," he stated.
Sonia Gandhi urged party leaders to exercise restraint and refrain from making comments to the media that could undermine the Congress's efforts. The party has already issued a list of journalists and media outlets with whom it will no longer engage with.
"We must work tirelessly, putting personal interests aside. We must put the success of the party ahead of our personal differences. Only through unity and discipline will we be able to defeat our adversaries. This was seen in Karnataka, where we fought with discipline and remained united to achieve success," Kharge further stated.
The Congress is a part of the newly formed Opposition bloc INDIA, which the BJP claims is plagued by a lot of internal challenges because some of the parties are rivals in many states.
The CWC has 39 permanent invitees, 32 regular members, and 13 special invitees. There are 15 women and some new faces among them, including Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot, and Gaurav Gogoi.
According to BJP chief JP Nadda, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) only knew how to run scams. Home Minister Amit Shah attacked the INDIA coalition Wednesday for alleged denigration of "Sanatana Dharma," claiming the Congress-led coalition dropped the previous term "UPA" because it was involved with "scams involving 12 lakh crore."
- With inputs from agencies