The Congress Working Committee met on Tuesday, the 75th anniversary of the historic â€˜Quit Indiaâ€™ movement, as the party seeks to corner the BJP on the issue of nationalism. The meeting of the CWC, the highest decision-making body of the Congress, was chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi and it is likely to pass a resolution relating to the Quit India movement.
Highlights of statements from CWCÂ
#Congress must always defend the liberty & freedom of individual and institutions- Sonia Gandhi
#Deeply concerned about India's youth & peasantry as multiple problems persist post demonetisation and GST- Dr Manmohan Singh
#Anguished by the assault on freedom. Self-appointed vigilantes are a threat to liberty and enemy of pluralism and diversity: Sonia Gandhi
Before the meeting, the party had said that the RSS, which is the ideological fountainhead of the ruling BJP, was not even a part of the movement while its current leadership is giving lessons on nationalism.The Congress will also seek to highlight the role it played during the movement and the countryâ€™s freedom struggle.
The Quit India movement was launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British rule in India.Â