Congress plenary session begins

Sunday, December 19, 2010

NEW DELHI - The All India Congress Committee (AICC) plenary session began here today.

Four resolutions on political, economic, foreign affairs and 125 years of the Congress party will be adopted during the plenary being held at Burari in North Delhi.

The draft resolutions were finalised at a meeting of the subjects committee held on Saturday.
ccording to party sources, communalism, especially right-wing radicalism, is expected to be the focal point of the draft political resolution.

The plenary is likely to call upon the government to investigate the role of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and all like minded sister organisations in terror attacks.

The 2G spectrum controversy is expected to find a mention in the context of probity in public life. The party is also to mount an attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not taking decisive steps in Karnataka despite allegations of nepotism against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir and threat of Maoist violence are also likely to find mention in the political resolution.

The meeting will also decide the strategy ahead for the party, with 2011 scheduled to have elections to the assemblies of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Assam and West Bengal, while 2012 will see the battle of the ballot in Uttar Pradesh along with some other states including Gujarat.

Another issue likely to be discussed at the meeting is revelations by WikiLeaks cable on Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi that has provoked a fiery political conspiracy.

The cable states that Gandhi told the US Ambassador to India that Hindu extremism is a bigger threat to India than terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.

This will be the 83rd session in the 125-year-old history of the party, and sixth to be held in Delhi. (ANI)

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