Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday criticised the Centre over the ongoing protests by the farmers over the three agricultural laws and the way it has been handling the coronavirus pandemic as well as the state of the country's economy. Gandhi made the remarks during her opening speech at the ongoing Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting. “The agitation of farmers continues and the government has shown shocking insensitivity and arrogance going through the charade of consultations,” she told her party's leaders.
The party also discussed the possibility of internal polls in the coming months. It may consider a proposal to hold organisational elections between May 15 and May 30, which could see the election of a new president, party functionaries said on Friday. The Congress could also hold the internal polls in February, they added.