The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will discuss "politics of non-violence and harmony" at the meeting it is planning to hold at Sevagram in Wardha district of Maharashtra on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi next month, a senior leader said Monday.
"We are thinking of conducting the CWC meeting at Sevagram," Gehlot told reporters at the Nagpur airport en the route to Wardha.
Sevagram, located 8 kms away from Wardha, is the place of Gandhi's ashram and his residence from 1936 to 1948. Responding to a query whether members of the CWC, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, will attend the meeting if it is to be held at Sevagram, Gehlot replied in affirmative.
"This year is very important for the country and the world, as it is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who championed non-violence which helped India attain freedom," he said. Gehlot said the Congress leaders would meditate and discuss how peace, love, and harmony can prevail in the country. "We will also discuss the politics of non-violence, harmony, and peace because the current situation in the country is worrisome. Rahul Gandhi always says that we don't have any personal enmity with anyone," Gehlot said. He said, "In a democracy, it is always a fight between an ideology and principles".
"But the way the NDA government, especially Prime Minister Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, have created the environment of hatred...A politics of hatred is being pursued and people are being killed," Gehlot said.