CWC to meet on 8 August: Congress to move resolution on Quit India Movement, counter BJP on nationalism

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet on 8 August, the 75th anniversary of the historic 'Quit India' movement, as the party seeks to corner the BJP on the issue of nationalism, a senior leader said on Saturday.

File image of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. PTI

File image of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. PTI

The meeting of the CWC, the highest decision-making body of the Congress, will be chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi and it is likely to pass a resolution relating to the Quit India movement.

The leader said that the RSS, which is the ideological fountainhead of the ruling BJP, was not even a part of the movement while its current leadership is giving lessons on nationalism.

The Congress will also seek to highlight the role it played during the movement and the country's freedom struggle.

The Quit India movement was launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August, 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British rule in India.

Published Date: Aug 06, 2017 10:26 AM | Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 10:26 AM

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