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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he wanted to build a strong and vibrant party with the help of all delegates. Delivering his opening speech at the AICC plenary session in New Delhi, the Congress President took a dig at the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), accusing the saffron party of using anger as a tool.
They (the BJP) use anger, we use love. But one thing that I want to say is that this country belongs to everyone – and whatever the Congress will do will be for the benefit for all.Rahul Gandhi
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Gandhi further added the country is sad by what is happening in the country and only the grand old party can show the way forward.
The country is tired of what is happening under the current government. Only the Congress can show the way and heal divisions in the nation.Rahul Gandhi
Gandhi said that the Congress was the only party that “can unite the nation and take it forward”. He also said that the members of the Congress are fighting hard to keep the party’s ideology live.
The representatives of our party have fought hard to keep our ideology alive. The senior leaders of the Congress will guide the party youth and take us forward. The tradition of the Congress is to embrace change without forgetting our past and legacy.Rahul Gandhi
The plenary session of Congress is being held after eight years. It will ratify Rahul Gandhi’s election as the party President and outline the party’s strategies to oust the Narendra Modi government in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The party will adopt four resolutions – one each on the political situation, the economic front and the foreign affairs, besides a separate one on agriculture, unemployment and poverty alleviation.
Senior leaders, including UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad are attending the event.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)