125 Years of Congress

Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi

Committee to celebrate: Indian National Congress will complete its 125 year of existence in year 2010 and they will celebrate this anniversary for one complete year. They have decided to organize various programs in this one year throughout the country at various levels. One 19 member committee has been formed under the supervision of party chief Sonia Gandhi which will look after the programs which will begin next week from December 28, 2009 and will last till next December 28, 2010. Committee consists of many senior leaders of party A K Antony as vice chairperson, Pranab Mukherjee, Rahul Gandhi, Motilal Vohra, Ahmed Patel, Mohsina Kidwai, Ambika Soni, Janardan Dwivedi, Mukul Wasnik, Digvijay Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, B K Hariprasad, Mani Shanker Aiyar, Murli Deora, Anand Sharma, Sheila Dikshit, Jairam Ramesh and Jayanti Natarajan. Congress party has various aims with these programs as they want to make youth aware of selfless services and sacrifices made by great leaders to build a strong India.

Congress Party
Congress Party

Objective of celebration: it is big occasion for the congress party as they have taken India on right path of success from long time and Congress had played significant role in freedom of country. They have planned celebrations for whole year with various objectives like making people aware of sacrifice of great leader, role congress played in building India self reliant and secular nation. They are also using different kind of media like internet, print media, television, radio etc. during their celebrations to make people aware of their celebration. Senior congress leader Motilal Vora told media that congress will hold various programs at various places where congress has launched movements which lead India to independence and they will try to make people remember the struggle which their party has done to make the present India which is emerging as big power in the world. This celebration will bring whole party together and will help to think better for future of country as congress can lead a better future only in 21st century according to senior party leader Oscar Fernandes. Sonia Gandhi, chief of party, will herself look after at the programs of party which will be organized at various parts of country.

Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi

Reaction by Opposition: Opposition is taking this celebration as wastage of money and thinking that congress is trying to make their condition strong for Uttar Pardesh elections and year 2014 Lok Sabha elections. They want to prepare well to win these polls and party want to give a solid foundation to young congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Opposition said that party is targeting youth as they want to make Rahul Gandhi youth icon which will help him to get votes for his elections. Opposition stressed that congress party should concentrate on development of country and rising prices of various products in market instead of wasting money to celebrate such programs.

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