The Congress has announced a committee, headed by veteran MP Digvijaya Singh, to plan sustained agitations on national issues. The nine-member panel consists of AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, former MP BK Hariprasad and spokesperson Udit Raj among others.
The party had announced series of protests against the Centre on issues such as Monetization Pipeline, increase in prices of petroleum products and essential items and unemployment. Addressing Congress workers virtually, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the nation is at a critical crossroad and as the principal Opposition party, Congress has a moral duty to fight these forces that threaten the very idea of India.
The Left parties, meanwhile, decided to support the Bharat Bandh call given by farmers on September 25. Five Left parties said in a joint statement that the Modi Government continues to remain obdurate and is refusing to engage with struggling farmers through talks.