CONGRESS’S SCHEDULED CASTES DEPARTMENT ROOTS FOR RAHUL GANDHI

The Scheduled Castes Department of the Congress party passed a resolution calling for leader Rahul Gandhi’s appointment as party president. The resolution was passed on Friday, 17 September at the National Executive meeting of the party’s SC department. The move comes days after the Mahila Congress, Indian Youth Congress and NSUI passed resolutions calling for the same for Gandhi.

On Friday, the SC department commemorated the 142nd birth anniversary of Periyar E V Ramaswami, and was attended by Chairperson Nitin Raut and Secretary S P Singh, along with national and state representatives. During the event, they also launched the ‘Samata Chetna Varsha’, a year long program leading various national and state level activities across the country, for the 75th independence. The department will also work towards eradicating caste discrimination and galvanising Dalit youth and work towards the constitutional guarantee of equality.

Currently Sonia Gandhi has take over as interim president of the Congress, and Rahul Gandhi resigned in 2019 after the party’s failure in the Lok Sabha elections. The party will be contesting in the seven state assembly elections next year and the void in the leadership has become a concern for many. With opposition parties gaining support in their own ways, the Congress is yet to come to terms with its challenges.

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