“The camp is an opportunity to discuss the many challenges ahead of us and to bring about organizational change,” he said.
“It’s both ‘thinking’ about national issues and meaningful ‘introspection’ (self-reflection) about our party organization,” he said.
Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Modi and his colleagues had “painfully clarified” what was actually meant by the most frequently used slogan, “rule of thumb, minimum government”.
“It means keeping the country in a state of constant polarization, forcing people to live in constant fear and insecurity. It means brutally targeting, victimizing and brutalizing minorities who are an integral part of our society and equal citizens of our republic,” he alleged.
“It means using the old pluralism to divide our society and destroying the cherished notions of unity and diversity. It means threatening and intimidating political opponents, tarnishing their reputation, imprisoning them on trivial pretexts using investigative agencies.” Gandhi further complained.
Calling on party leaders to keep the organization above personal ambitions, he said the party has given us a lot and it is time to repay it.
“We need to change the way we work,” he said, referring to the need for organizational change.