The Congress is all set to go into overdrive over the issue of demonetisation. To take on the BJP led government at the Centre, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has appointed 169 observers from all over the country on the note ban issue.
These observers have been called to Delhi on Monday (December 26) at 5 pm for a meeting at the party’s war room, 15 Gurudwara Rakabganj road where they will be told the facts about demonetisation and then would be sent to various parts of the country to meet the state units and various other people and carry forward the party’s anti-demonetisation drive.
The observers are also expected to gather information from the states and do a reality check on the ground.
It is expected that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would address this meeting of observers but so far there is no official word on this as he will be in Rajasthan on December 26 to address a meeting being organised by the state PCC. Sachin pilot has been making hectic preparations for the meeting, and according to information available, the observers selected from Rajasthan are not expected to be present at the war room meeting as they will be in Rajasthan for Rahul Gandhi’s meeting.
The meeting of the AICC general secretaries has also been called at 4.30 pm the same day to discuss the issue and how to carry forward the campaign throughout the country, but for the moment information is that half the general secretaries are out of Delhi and may find it difficult to attend the meeting.
There is also speculation that other opposition parties apart from the Congress are expected to up the ante on note ban.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi along with other opposition leaders is expected to address a press conference on the demonetisation before the end of the year, possibly on December 27 to warn the government to bring normalcy back or else face the consequences.
As Modi is likely to take tougher decisions on the economy after his 50 day deadline comes to an end, Rahul Gandhi is expected to get help from the RSS and other Sangh organisations who are also working on a game plan to oppose Modi and his brand of politics and economics. The Hindu Mahasabha has called him anti-Hindu and according to sources more and more voices from the Hindutva brigade are expected to be heard against Modi as the 50 day time period comes to an end on December 30.