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Congress flays PM Modi for exploting national security

Congress flays PM Modi for exploting national security

New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "cynically exploiting" the issue of national security to divert attention from his "colossal failures" and "persistent falsehoods", the Congress on Tuesday asserted that it won't allow him to befool the people again.

Seeking to send out a strong message to the people from Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, the Congress said that it will appeal with humility a mandate for change in the Lok Sabha elections for providing better governance and repair the damage caused to the economy and the country by the BJP government. The strong attack on the Prime Minister came in the resolution adopted by the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the grand old party, which was chaired by party president Rahul Gandhi and attended by all senior leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

The Congress also urged all democratic and progressive forces to unite and pool their energies to relentlessly fight and expose the BJP government, and not to allow the nation's political narrative be vitiated and focus deflected from the real issues that concern the people.

Earlier, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that no sacrifice was "too great" to defeat the RSS and BJP ideology of "fascism, hatred, anger and divisiveness".

In his speech at the CWC meeting held at Sardar Patel National Memorial, he underlined the need to fight such forces together and said, "On the anniversary of Gandhi ji's historic Dandi March, the Congress Working Committee in Ahmedabad, resolved to defeat the RSS/BJP ideology of fascism, hatred, anger and divisiveness." "Congress party expresses its strong disappointment that the Prime Minister is cynically exploiting the issue of national security, on which we are all united, to divert attention from his colossal failures, bogus claims and persistent falsehoods," the CWC resolution said.

The CWC sends a "stern and unequivocal" message to India's enemies that the country stands united and resolute as one to confront and defeat their nefarious agenda, it said.

Briefing reporters after the CWC meeting, senior party leader Anand Sharma said the Congress is committed to restoring the health of the Indian economy which has been collapsing due to the "monumental mismanagement" under Prime Minister Modi and his government.

"The working committee has met in the backdrop of terror attacks. The nation has spoken in one voice. The PM is seeking to divide the nation. The PM is questioning the commitment and patriotism of his and the BJP's political opponents ahead of the elections," Sharma said.

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