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Day of the founding of the congress: protest of farmers in the spotlight, state units to organize Tiranga Yatra on December 28

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The 136th day of the founding of the Indian National Congress will be observed through various campaigns on December 28. The All India Congressional Committee has previously asked state units to come up with innovative campaign ideas to connect with youth. Tiranga Yatra and Selfie with Tiranga are two campaigns that the party has apparently launched to engage people in the platform of nationalism. However, Rahul Gandhi is out of India and will be away for a few days, congressional spokesman Randeep Surjewala confirmed on Sunday after reports of Rahul Gandhi’s departure from India a day before founding day. of the party began to circulate on social networks.

The focus of this founding day will also be on the ongoing farmer protest that the party has been supporting from the beginning. Rahul Gandhi has also sharpened his attack on the government and Prime Minister Modi regarding the farmers’ protest.

The Indian National Congress was formed on December 28, 1885, and its first session was held in then-Bombay from December 28-31. Umesh Chandra banerjee was the first president of Congress.

“INC has been at the forefront of efforts to forge a secular, democratic and united India, an India that is a world leader in all fields and has always put India first despite all odds and obstacles. The INC fought and won the independence of India, forged the constitutional idea of ​​India, turned the nation from one of the poorest (when India gained independence) in the world to a global superpower, “said AICC in its press release. .

The anniversary comes at a time when the Great Old Party is fighting crises both within and without. The electoral crisis has been aggravated by a rebellion within the interior as several veteran leaders of Congress, including former CM, are in favor of reforms within the party.

On December 19, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met with dissidents and several other high-level leaders at her 10th residence on Janpath, where it has been indicated that there will be elections for the office of president. It emerged that most of the leaders at the meeting were of the opinion that they want Rahul Gandhi as president. The last election was held in 1997 under Sitaram Kesri in the Calcutta plenary.

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