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Task of Cong revival begins in Parl: Tharoor sums up CPP meet

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The message from the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting is that its revival has to begin in Parliament and the party has to "stand up for the right thing", MP Shashi Tharoor said today.

"Let me stress that it was a strong message to party members that our task of revival begins here in Parliament.

"We have a larger role out in the streets and in the homes of the 'aam aadmi' of India. The message is that we must stand up for the right thing," Tharoor told reporters outside Parlaiment House here.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi today led a meeting of its Parliamentary Party here where she attacked the Narendra Modi government over what she described as an "alarming increase" in incidents of communal violence and "subtle but pernicious signals of intolerance" ever since it came to power.

Commenting on the meeting, Tharoor said, "It (gave) a strong, combative message and the message is that the Congress party is here to fight the evil and rebuild."

Taking a dig at BJP, Tharoor charged that there was "minimum governance" in protecting the common man.

"The slogan of minimum government and maximum governance appears to have become one where we have minimum governance when it comes to protecting the common man and maximum governance when it comes consolidating power in the hands of one person," he said.

First Published: Wed, August 13 2014. 17:15 IST