Revert to ballot papers, dump voting machines: Congress


# "The ruling government left no stone unturned to destroy the Congress in the last four years".

"I am extremely saddened that the Modi government is weakening and ignoring the schemes and policies undertaken for the growth of the nation by the Congress", she said at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Sachin Pilot says under Rahul, Congress will win 2019 polls To those who challenge us, I would of now we have won by-polls under leadership of Rahul Gandhi, soon you'll see us winning states and in 2019 Congress will win the elections: Sachin Pilot at Congress Plenary Session 2.

Mrs Gandhi also accused the Modi government of being "drunk on power" and pulling out all stops to target Congress workers and leaders.

Rahul Gandhi had taken over in very hard times, the former Congress president said and asked party leaders to work together, keeping aside their personal ego and ambition. The SP-BSP front trounced the BJP in a shocking outcome amidst suggestions that opposition parties should put up joint candidates against the BJP-led NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Gandhi said the present dispensation was using all means to be in power. Workers from States such as Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala and others spoke on issues like agrarian woes, job creation, encouraging loyal functionaries inside the party and many pitched for Mr Gandhi as the next Prime Minister. "It is Congress Party which takes stand against injustice and raises it voice against it".

Sonia Gandhi sought to enthuse party rank and file for the challenging battles ahead, including the Karnataka assembly elections later this year, saying Congress' victory was the country's victory.

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The Congress, it said, is prepared to make whatever sacrifices required to defend the ethos of Constitution.

The resolution also targeted the government on the issue of corruption, referring to over Rs 13,000-crore PNB bank fraud case.

The PNB scam of Nirav Modi and BJP's defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur in the byelections on seats vacated by the UP chief minister and the deputy CM this week have emboldened Congress to talk about corruption and governance on BJP's watch.

Congress on Saturday advised the Election Commission to scrap the electronic voting machines (EVM) and get the old style of paper ballots in future. "The BJP government uses the CBI to target key opposition politicians to intimidate and harass them".

A resolution on agriculture, poverty alleviation and unemployment is also expected to be taken up on Saturday. "Congress condemns communalism and terrorism in all its manifestations and reaffirms its resolve to fight such forces", it said.

It said the Congress was proud of its illustrious history, legacy and remains the party that truly represents India - multi-cultural, multilingual and multi-religious.