Cong must defend liberty, freedom of individuals,


Congress must defend liberty and freedom of individuals and institutions and accused the BJP government of encouraging those who flout the law and unleash oppression, said Congress President Sonia Gandhi at a special CWC meeting here to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement. "All this taken together is the biggest threat to liberty, and is the enemy of pluralism and diversity".

The Congress Working Committee passed a resolution on Tuesday paying homage to the 1942 movement on its 75th anniversary, and AICC is learnt to be preparing for a showdown in Parliament, which will observe the anniversary in a special session on Wednesday.

"Even when the odds appear to be against us and the adversary appears all-powerful, we can succeed if we persevere in fighting for the India we believe in and cherish", she said.

The Congress supremo said: "Congress must always defend the liberty & freedom of individual and institutions".

Seventy five years ago, on this day, the Indian National Congress led by Mahatma Gandhi gave a Clarion Call for the immediate ending of British Rule in India.

"This is their, and PM Modi's way of politics", he said on Saturday, explaining the reluctance of BJP leaders to condemn the attack to the involvement of their party workers. In contrast, she underlined that Congress had authored the freedom struggle by leading the masses against the British.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was not present at the meeting of the CWC, which is the highest decision-making body of the Congress.