INDORE: A day forward of the Congress ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur, the get together’s ‘G-23’ dissident group member, Vivek Tankha, on Thursday mentioned he desires the group to get a brand new and robust take care of the brainstorming session.
The Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh expressed confidence that his get together would come out with new vigour after the three-day ‘Chintan Shivir’ which begins on Friday.
Tankha was among the many 23 Congress leaders, thought of dissidents, who wrote a letter to get together president Sonia Gandhi in August 2020 looking for an organisational revamp.
“I am heading to Udaipur to take part in the Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir. We are hopeful that the party will come out with new energy after the event,” he advised reporters right here.
The 65-year-old lawyer-politician mentioned he’ll every little thing attainable to infuse a brand new life within the Congress.
“I want to see the Congress in a new and powerful avatar because the Congress is the natural party of governance in India. If we want to keep the country intact, the Congress has to be powerful again,” the previous advocate common of Madhya Pradesh mentioned.
Asked whether or not the Congress wants a non-Gandhi president to return out of the disaster after dropping a string of elections, he mentioned, “I won’t comment on this as this matter is decided by the Gandhi family and the party. However, I joined the Congress after being influenced by the Gandhi family.” The ‘Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir’ is being held within the backdrop of a string of electoral defeats and dissent within the get together for the previous a few years.
The Shivir will concentrate on time-bound get together restructuring, discovering methods to fight politics of polarisation and getting battle-ready for upcoming electoral challenges.
To a query concerning the sedition legislation, Tankha, a senior Supreme Court lawyer, alleged governments headed by the BJP have been misusing the British-era laws.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ordered a keep on submitting instances underneath the sedition legislation (IPC part 124A).
“Sedition means conspiring against the country. To say something against the government does not amount to sedition. But people are being charged with sedition over trifle issues,” Tankha mentioned.
On the loudspeaker row, he mentioned, “I do not comment on religious issues. But on this issue, people’s wish should be followed within legal framework. It is the responsibility of all of us to maintain peace and harmony in the country.”
About the demolition of “illegal” constructions of Khargone communal riots accused final month, the Congress MP mentioned it was not proper to raze someone’s home with out giving him a possibility to place forth his views.