Rahul said that PM Modi's policy on Pak swung "from one extreme to another".

Rahul Gandhi presides over Congress Working Committee meeting questions Modis Pak policyPTI/file photo
news Politics Monday, November 07, 2016 - 15:16

Presiding over the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Sonia Gandhi’s absence, Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned the government's Pakistan policy.

The Congress leader said the Modi government’s stand was swinging "from one extreme to another" while dealing with Islamabad.

The Congress Vice President also said that soldiers were suffering the highest casualties in decades and accused the government of being callous towards the troops.

"The government has swung from one extreme to another in dealing with Pakistan and the issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir," Gandhi said.

"In recent months, our jawans have suffered the highest casualties in decades. They are being cruelly 'rewarded' by a callous government with denial of OROP (One Rank One Pension) and cut in disabilities pensions."

Congress President Sonia Gandhi skipped the meeting. The party said she was unwell. 

The CWC is expected to discuss organisational polls and strategy for the winter session of Parliament as well as assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.

Despite speculations, News18 TV reported that Sonia Gandhi despite her illness would continue as the party president. However,  NDTV reported that the Congress Working Committee members voiced their unanimous support for Rahul Gandhi's elevation to being President of the party.

 

(IANS inputs)

 

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