Party goes all out to expose BJP's double standards

Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the session. PTI After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tore into the BJP through a counter-attack saying he was prepared to appear before the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on the 2G scam, Congress president Sonia Gandhi told the AICC delegates at the party plenary that the BJP’s ‘double standards’ should be exposed.

Buoyed by the encouraging response from the delegates for an aggressive stand on the RSS-backed elements in some of the terror blast in the recent past in different parts of the country, Gandhi suggested proposals to counter the BJP as well as to spread the message of UPA’s  achievements across the country

In her closing remarks at the session, Gandhi outlined an action plan to improve coordination between the party and the governments in Congress-ruled states and called for a public awareness campaign to expose the “double speak” of the BJP.
Gandhi said the record of the UPA I and II were far better than that of the NDA government and urged the party workers to take this message to the  “aam admi”.

“It is absolutely essential that we confront our political opponents aggressively,” she said, adding that the Congress-led UPA government has accomplished a “great deal” in the last six-and-a-half years and “we have every reason to be proud of our record”.

“This is a record that stands out distinctively when compared to what the NDA did during its time. Nothing can detract from our solid accomplishments. It is our duty to propagate them among the people,” the Congress President said in the presence of Singh.

As per the programme she rolled out, a nationwide ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ should be launched to “expose the BJP for its double-speak on the issue of corruption. There should be at least one public meeting in every assembly constituency”.

Gandhi directed that each Pradesh Congress Committee should appoint a monitoring committee to get systematic feedback on the implementation of the government’s flagship programmes.

Assessment report

She said the party’s district and block units should be involved in the exercise and the PCC monitoring committee should submit an assessment report every quarter to the AICC. She said every PCC must have at least one session of all delegates once a year.
Gandhi said that in states in which the party was in power, the Congress will set up coordination committees to ensure regular and close interaction between the government and party organisation.

“Similar committees will be established in opposition-ruled states as well as to bring about greater cohesion between the CLP (Congress Legislature Party) and the party organisation,” Gandhi said. The party will soon begin preparations to hold a brainstorming session, she said.

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