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Cong calls for 'second freedom struggle' against Modi govt at CWC meeting

Press Trust of India  |  Sevagram (Maha) 

The Working Committee (CWC) Tuesday called for a "second freedom struggle" against the to combat the ideology of "hate and violence", saying the same reason had led to the assassination of

Holding its meeting at Mahadev Bhavan, Sevagram Ashram, in Wardha district of on the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the CWC also condemned the use of force against protesting farmers on their way to the national capital.

Addressing a press conference, said the CWC has passed two resolutions recalling the contribution of to the "Indian thought process, its soul and body".

"(Former prime minister) Lal Bahadur Shastri's call of 'Kisan' is not just a slogan but a way of life. We will continue to fight for farmers' rights," he said.

Surjewala said the second freedom struggle will be against the for practising of "hatred, divisiveness, fear, polarisation, crushing dissent and debates".

"The is against India's plurality and is indulging in of revenge, falsehood and betrayal. It is easy to talk about Gandhiji in speeches. It's just political opportunism," he said.

The CWC underscored the hypocrisy of those who vilified Gandhi and his thoughts, but are brazenly championing it now, he said.

"The second freedom struggle will be against the government that practices of hate, vendetta, threat, murder, intimidation, crushing healthy debate and dissent," he said.

"Farmers who had come to seek grievance redressal were beaten up and lathi charged. Water canons and tear gas was also used. We condemn the autocratic Modi government and the who is drunk with power. We express solidarity with the farmers and resolve to redress their grievances if voted to power," he said.

The CWC meeting was presided over by and attended among others by and former

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First Published: Tue, October 02 2018. 16:35 IST