Rahul Gandhi to Meet Congress Minority Leaders to Discuss Their Issues

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi. — File photo

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NEW DELHI — Amid the allegations of ignoring minorities, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is said to address the party’s minority representatives from around the country in Delhi during its annual convention on February 7.

During the day-long convention, Gandhi reportedly will take
up the issues of all communities that the Congress’s minority cell represents –
Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains. The convention will
also be attended by senior leaders including Ahmed Patel, Oscar Fernandes,
Navjot Singh Sidhu among others.

Talking about the issues that will be discussed, Nadeem
Javed, Congress’s minority cell in-charge, said that whatever the challenges
the minorities are facing across the country will be focused.

“We will look at what are the issues faced by
minorities in states ruled and not ruled by Congress, and try to figure out the
differences in the lives between the two and work on them. Demonetization, GST,
and the lack of jobs have hit the minority communities the hardest. This is in
addition to the general insecurity that they face,” Javed was quoted by
the dnaindia.com as saying.

It will also be discussed in detail that how the minority cell will play its role in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. “How will the party’s younger and older leaders work alongside for the 2019 elections, and the identifying of new, progressive liberals will be worked upon,” Javed added.

Earlier, the Congress’s manifesto committee met with Muslim intellectuals to understand their issues. Police and administrative reforms, a campaign for harmony between communities and the implementation of the democratic ideals of the Constitution in letter and spirit are among some of key suggestions that they received.

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