New Delhi: Flaying the centre’s Kashmir policy, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday lashed out at the Centre saying that the essence of India is being compromised by the ruling BJP.
Sonia while addressing a closed-door Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting here said that earlier, there was relative calm in the Valley, but now there was growing confrontation, tension, and fear.
The crisis in Jammu and Kashmir has come to represent the colossal failure of the government, she added.
During the three years of the NDA government, there has been a “brazen campaign to straitjacket the whole country into regressive and narrow-minded world view,” she said.
The meeting, chaired by Sonia Gandhi, was attended by party’s vice president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former finance minister P Chidamabaram, Digvijaya Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel.
According to party sources, the meeting was expected to ratify the schedule for organisational polls which culminate with the election of Congress president.
“We must be ready to protect the essence and idea of India which this government is seeking to extinguish,” Sonia Gandhi said.