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Congress Plenary session updates: Party sets political roadmap to attack BJP in 2019 Election; ‘only our party can unite the nation,' says Rahul Gandhi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 March 2018, 12:10 IST

The Congress is gearing up to unveil the party's political strategies and is setting a roadmap for the next five years at its plenary session. This plenary session will last for two-days that started today in Delhi. The party sets an agenda to mainly focus on highlighting the failures of NDA led PM Modi's government.

The party is drawing a path for themselves for the next five years. Sources said Sonia Gandhi is also expected to speak at the session, to be held at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

Rahul Gandhi, Congress party president, had a meeting on Friday with Congress's state presidents, Congress CM's, and Congress legislature party leaders from all states before giving a final shape to the draft resolutions to be adopted at the conclave.

In his inaugural speech as part of the Congress plenary session at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, the party chief Rahul Gandhi said that only our party (Congress) can unite a 'divided nation'. He added “Only Congress can show the way for this nation. This country belongs to all irrespective of which religion caste community one belongs to. We will work for all.”

Important updates:

11:45 (IST)

Mallikarjun Kharge concludes his speech, saying Congress will bounce back soon into the political sphere

11:44 (IST)

'Congress party belongs to everyone who lives in this nation'

11:36 (IST)

Narendra Modi had big statements to make on corruption before corruption. He had said, Na khaunga, na khaane dunga. But what do we see now, with Nirav Modi and others looting the country at their own will? : Mallikarjun Kharge

11:32 (IST)

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, the Congress reached out to people across the country, inspired them to rise above all barriers, and mobilized them to form the world's biggest movement for independence: Mallikarjun Kharge

11: 29(IST)

Congress party belongs to everyone who lives in this nation. With the visionary leadership of Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress set up large-scale industries, irrigation projects and pushed the economy forward: Mallikarjun Kharge

11:13 (IST)

After Rahul Gandhi, Meira Kumar and other senior Congress leaders address the gathering

11:06 (IST)

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi concludes short inaugural address

11:06 (IST)

Congress will move forward with the support of party veterans and the youth. My job is to take them together: Rahul Gandhi

11:04 (IST)

Only Congress can take the country forward, says the Congress president amid cheers of 'Rahul Gandhi zindabaad'

11: 00 (IST)

The difference between the Congress and other parties is that while they use force and hatred to advance their goals, we employ love: Congress president Rahul Gandhi

10:59 (IST)

Without guidance from experienced, senior members in the party, the youth in the party cannot be empowered. My job is to bring the experienced and young members of the Congress together, says Rahul Gandhi

10:59 (IST)

Congress party symbol is the only symbol that can unite the nation and take it forward: Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

10:57 (IST)

The country is tired of what is happening under the current Govt. Only the Congress party can show the way and heal divisions in the nation: Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

10:53 (IST)

I thank all senior Congress members present here today. They have fought for the ideals of the party to keep our dreams alive: Rahul Gandhi

10:52 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi says, today, the nation is being divided on small issues, our identities are being threatened.

10:48 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi honours freedom fighters present at the meet, begins inaugural address

10:46 (IST)

Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh arrives at the Congress plenary session

10:42 (IST)

Foreign dignitaries are being welcomed at the Congress plenary meet ahead of the inaugural speech by Rahul Gandhi

10:37 (IST)

Sonia Gandhi, party chief Rahul Gandhi arrive for the session

10:33 (IST)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi welcomes delegates at the party's summit

10:32 (IST)
Congress to attack BJP government in party's plenarymeet
The party's focus at the conclave would be to highlight the failures of the Narendra Modi government and deciding on the vision and path forward for the next five years.

10:31 (IST)

Congress plenary meet to decide on party' political roadmap ahead
the Congress party president, had a meeting on Friday with Congress's top leadership on Friday a final shape to the draft resolutions to be adopted at the conclave and vision for the next five years that will be unveiled at its plenary session on Saturday

First published: 17 March 2018, 12:10 IST
 
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