Congress president Sonia Gandhi
on Sunday accused the
of demolishing the economy built by
previous Congress dispensations
as she slammed the Centre for spreading “economic anarchy” by shunning its responsibility towards states during the Covid-19 pandemic. She also accused
of attacking institutions and for a spike in atrocities against Dalits.
Addressing the first meeting of AICC’s state in-charges after the organisational reshuffle, Sonia said while 14 crore jobs were lost in recent months, MSMEs and small businesses were shutting at a rapid pace and the Centre was not honouring its constitutional responsibilities like GST compensation to states. “This must be a first example of economic anarchy being spread by the central government,” she said.
“Atrocities on Dalits have reached a new zenith. Instead of honouring the law and granting adequate protection to India’s daughters, BJP governments are siding with criminals. The voice of oppressed families is being suppressed by agencies of the state. Is this the new ‘raj dharma’?” she asked.
Congress also decided to hold a nationwide dharna against “anti-farmer” labour laws on October 31, the birth anniversary of
. On November 5, the party will protest against “oppression of Dalits’ and farmers”.