I welcome you to this meeting of the Congress Working Committee.
We are gathered to take stock of the political and economic situation in the country.
The Modi government is obsessed with power, it seeks to silence all those who disagree.
The opposition is being arrested for holding the government to account.
Democracy, under the present dispensation, is going through one of its darkest hours.
Asking questions is what discomforts this government the most, for they have no answers.
Selectively chosen corporates are favoured, not the aam aadmi.
There is another disturbing trend. BJP-ruled states are actively diluting and undermining laws passed by Parliament.
The government has swung from one extreme to another in dealing with Pakistan and the issues concerning J&K.
With state elections due in the coming months we can safely expect the Modi government to launch a campaign of disinformation and polarisation.
The Congress campaign in these states has so far received tremendous response.
This year we will commence the birth centenary celebrations of Indiraji.