Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reacted strongly to the damaging WhatsApp chat revelations involving Arnab Goswami , Editor-in-Chief Republic TV and former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta. She wondered why the Centre is silent on the issue.
Addressing the CWC meeting virtually, Sonia on the Arnab chats according to media reports has said “There have been very disturbing reports on how national security has been so thoroughly compromised.
“The silence from the government’s side on what has been revealed has been deafening. Those who give certificates of patriotism and nationalism to others now stand totally exposed,” she said.
On the furore over the three farm Laws, she alleged that it was now abundantly clear that the three farm laws were prepared in haste and Parliament was consciously denied an opportunity to examine in any meaningful detail their implications and impacts.
“The agitation of farmers continues and the government has shown shocking insensitivity and arrogance going through the charade of consultations,” she said.
The crucial meeting, will also finalise the plan for organisational elections, including that of the next Congress president. Gandhi said the Congress position on the issue of the farm laws has been clear from the very beginning.
“We reject them categorically because they will destroy the foundations of food security that are based on the three pillars of MSP, public procurement and PDS.” Discussing the budget session of Parliament, she said there are many pressing issues of public concern that need to be debated and discussed, but it remains to be seen whether the government will agree to a discussion.