Cong plans to target RSS at plenary meet

BSY to come under focus, party to attack BJPs inaction on graft

Cong plans to target RSS at plenary meet

AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, R K Dhawan, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, AP CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Pramod Tiwari during the Subjects Committee Meeting of the 83rd Plenary Session of the Indian National Congress at Parliament Annexe in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI

The party is likely to ask the government to investigate the alleged terror links of right-wing radical organisations in the wake of the reported remarks of general secretary  Rahul Gandhi on Hindu radical groups. Though the party’s political resolution is likely to stress that terrorism has no colour and religion and must be condemned in all its manifestations, it may sharpen its attack on the saffron brigade.

The party is also likely to turn the tables on the BJP on the issue of corruption by bringing the focus on Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and the alleged land scams in the State. As the UPA government is reeling under a hail of scams, including the 2G spectrum allocation mess, the Congress  is likely to go hammer and tongs against the BJP for allowing Yeddyurappa to continue in office even after he got embroiled in alleged land scams.

In an effort to put the BJP on the backfoot on the issue of corruption, the Congress is expected to juxtapose the BJP’s “inactions” with its (Congress’) “actions” against Shashi Tharoor in the wake of the Kochi IPL controversy, Ashok Chavan for his alleged role in the Adarsh Housing scam and Suresh Kalmadi for the mess in the Commonwealth Games preparations.

The ruling party will also cite the instance of A Raja, DMK MP, who was made to resign in the wake of the 2G scam.  

Rahul is expected to address the plenary session and clarify his views in the wake of the WikiLeaks’ expose of his conversations with the US Ambassador Timothy Roemer.

“I will speak tomorrow,” Rahul told journalists in the midst of the party’s Subject Committee’s meeting in New Delhi on Saturday.

Referring to the murder of an RSS activist in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said the slain man had been involved in blasts in Mecca Masjid, Ajmer Sharif Dargah and on the Samjhauta Express and had been killed because he had known too much about the Sangh Parivar’s terror links.

The Subject Committee’s meeting on Saturday was chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi. It held discussions on the drafts of the resolutions on contemporary political, economic and global affairs. Three resolutions—along with another on the party’s 125th anniversary—are likely to be adopted in the plenary session that concludes on Monday.

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