Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over poor employment generation, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the nation was “tired” and looking for a way out.
Delivering the inaugural address at the 84th Plenary Session of the Congress that was attended by all AICC and PCC delegates and workers, the Gandhi scion said that only Congress can show the way ahead to the nation.
“The country is tired of what is happening under the current government. Only the Congress party can show the way and heal divisions in the nation,” Rahul said in his first address to the session after becoming the party chief in December 2017.
He further accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of fragmenting the society and indulging in politics of hate.
“They (BJP) use anger we use love but one thing that I want to say is that this country belongs to everyone and whatever Congress will do, it will be for the benefit of all,” said Rahul at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in the national capital.
“The Congress party symbol can unite the nation and take it forward,” he added as his mother and former party chief Sonia Gandhi along with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seated in the front row, listened keenly.
Earlier in the day, the Gandhi scion welcomed the delegates attending the session.
“Welcome delegates and distinguished guests to the Congress Plenary. Over the next two days I look forward to interacting with you and to sharing experiences and perspectives that will together help us build a stronger, more vibrant Congress party. Jai Hind,” he tweeted.
At the plenary session, the Congress will be unveiling the party’s political roadmap and vision for the next five years that has been prepared by its top leaders.
The party’s focus at the conclave would be to highlight the failures of the Modi government and deciding on the vision and path forward for the next five years.
The Congress will use the opportunity to attack the BJP and its government and motivate its workers to win public support for the 2019 general elections.