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The Congress on Saturday referred to as for rising the present higher restrict of reservations for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and OBCs.
In a decision adopted at its first assembly after being reconstituted, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) additionally referred to as for the conducting of a caste census.
The Congress’ high decision-making physique expressed grave concern at “increasing unemployment and continuous rise in prices, especially of essential commodities”.
“The prime minister’s so-called Rozgar Melas are a hoax to cover up the abject failure to create, as promised, two crore jobs a year. The failure to conduct the decennial Census, due in 2021, is a national and an international shame,” the decision mentioned.
It mentioned one of many penalties is that an estimated 14 crore of the poorest Indians are denied their entitlement to meals rations since ration playing cards are issued on the idea of the 2011 census.
“The CWC also underlines the stubborn refusal of the Modi government to conduct a caste census. This refusal in the face of a universal demand has exposed the BJP’s lack of commitment to social and economic justice and its bias against the backward classes, Dalits and tribal people,” it alleged.
“In this context, the CWC also calls for increasing the existing upper limit of reservations for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and OBCs,” the decision mentioned.
The CWC recalled that in his first Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had referred to as for a 10-year moratorium on casteism, communalism and regionalism.
“Ironically, the three evils have aggravated in the last nine years thanks to the divisive and discriminatory policies adopted by the prime minister, his government and his party,” it alleged.
The CWC claimed that the prime minister has not acted towards those that dedicated atrocities towards the poor and weak folks, particularly ladies, minorities, Dalits and Adivasis.
“The political discourse of the BJP, inside and outside Parliament, is laced with poison, promotes hate speech and violence, encourages divisive forces, and polarises society,” the occasion’s high decision-making physique alleged.
The CWC mentioned the BJP’s leaders and spokespersons have “belittled and distorted” the contributions of previous prime ministers, particularly Jawaharlal Nehru.
“Investigating agencies have been misused to target political leaders and carry on a political vendetta against them. The BJP government has practically destroyed the principles and practices of cooperative federalism,” the decision additional alleged.
High Congress leaders held deliberations on the first assembly of the brand new CWC specializing in getting ready a complete highway map for making certain the occasion’s victory within the upcoming Meeting polls in 5 states and the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former occasion chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and common secretaries Ok C Venugopal and Jairam Ramesh, amongst others, had been current on the assembly.