New Delhi: Pledging to fight communal and
terrorist elements, the Congress on Tuesday accused the RSS and its
sister organisations of being involved in terrorist
"Recent revelations through detailed investigations
have exposed the true character of the RSS and its sister
organisations. The investigations indicate the involvement of
its members in terrorist activities," said an AICC statement
circulated to members at the AICC Session here.
It said the party would fight "at any cost" communal
and terrorist elements, whichever source they originate from
that aim at destroying the national fabric.
"The Indian National Congress will fight against all
such sources that spread religious hatred, prejudice and
bigotry and that seek to polarise our people along religious
lines," the statement said.
The statement is likely to be adopted at the
conclusion of the one-day AICC session which began here with
the hoisting of the party tricolour at the Talkatora Stadium
Apparently concerned over the spiralling prices of
essential commodities, the party asked the government to
"redouble its efforts" to ensure that prices remain at
The Congress also put the onus of reining prices on
the state governments, saying their role was "absolutely
essential and critical" in this regard.
Noting that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir had
deteriorated, it welcomed the appointment of interlocutors to
carry forward the dialogue process with various stakeholders.
It said normalcy was being restored with the
cooperation of the state government.
Expressing concern over the Maoist activities in some
parts of the country, it said the extremists have caused
serious law and order situation leading to senseless killing
of civilians and security forces and wanton destruction of
"Armed struggle against the State by any section of
the society cannot be tolerated. The government should take
all appropriate steps to curb it," the statement said.
It noted that lack of development was leading to
alienation of tribals and sought time-bound implementation of
the Integrated Action Plan of the government for tribal and
The AICC congratulated Sonia Gandhi for getting
elected as the party president for the fourth term.
"Under her leadership, two successive Congress-led
coalition governments have been formed at the Centre.
“She has injected new life and dynamism in this
125-year-old organisation through her untiring efforts and
selfless work and unique qualities of sacrifice demonstrated
by not assuming the highest office offered to her," it said.
It also commended the "wise and sagacious leadership"
provided by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he had
brought "renewed prestige" to India by ensuring sustained high
economic growth amidst the global economic crisis.
The AICC also appreciated and supported the
initiatives taken by the Youth Congress and the NSUI under the
leadership of Rahul Gandhi "to bring about a new era of
inclusive participation of youth in national service".
First Published: Tuesday, November 02, 2010, 12:05