Indian National Congress was born in 1885. Several unforgettable Bengalis were instrumental in the formation of INC – amongst them Surendranath Banerjea was the chief architect for the 1st Congress conference held in Bambay and Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee was elected as the first President of Congress.
During its 126 years history Indian National Congress had been enriched with commendable participation of Bengali luminaries. Bongiyo Pradeshic (Provincial) Congress was formally constituted in the year 1888 – three years after the birth of Indian National Congress. In 1908 none other than Gurudev Rabindranath Thakur was elected as the President. I urge the young members of Congress to go through the list of Presidents of Bongiyo Pradeshic (Provincial) Congress – which later became today's West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC). It would be a learning experience in the course of history of Bengali renaissance.
Coming to the present era, Congress is in the opposition side of the State politics since 1978. During the major part of 34 year's rule of Left regime, Congress was the principal opposition party in Bengal. Congress has sacrificed most during the misrule and tyranny of leftist government and Congress has lost maximum number of supporters and workers in political killings during that period. No other party has suffered as Congress did.
It is a matter of rejoice that in 2011 the left front government has been thrown out of power by the people of Bengal. But at the same time it is also a matter of concern that still today Congress workers are the target of atrocities and political vendetta – not by the leftists only but also by the other political parties as well.
Congress believes in Gandhian philosophy – peaceful, secular, democratic principles for development, progress and self reliance. In the pan Indian perspective Congress is the only party which has provided stability to the governance and progress of the country. In this State if any other political party thinks that non-violent, gentle nature of Congress is a sign of weakness – then they are committed to a great mistake. Congress gets its strength from its steel like inner will and inherent value system of 126 years tradition. Threats, suppressions, or violence by the new generation political parties will never succeed against the deep rooted Congress movements in Bengal – because Congress is not a political party only – it's a concept to live peacefully. In today's Bengal "FUTURE IS CONGRESS".
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10th January 2013
March to Writers in demand of AIIMS at Raigunj
28th August 2012
Celebration meeting of
59th Anniversary of Chatra Parishad at Mahajati Sadan.
10th September 2012
Sit-in demonstration by Human Rights Cell, WBPCC
Metro Channel .
12th September 2012
Panchayat Raj "Sarbodoy" Sammelan WBPYC,
at Nazrul Manch.
29th September 2012
Seminar on "FDI in multi-brand retail" - Maulali Yuva Kendra,
1st October 2012
Procession in favour of "FDI in Reatil" - Indira Gandhi Statue to Hazra Park. 2-00 PM.
18 May, 2013
WBPCC presens a brief report named " A Directionless Journey" on the performance of the Trinamul Congress Government for the last one year.
In his Forward Prof Pradip Bhattacharya said:
"During the last two years, it was a story of disillusionment and disenchantment. It was a story of growing miseries of common people of West Bengal. It was a story of broken promises and subterfuges committed by the ruling party.
After two years of new government, people have a short question to ask: "What we have achieved in last two years?"
The answer is shorter: "Nothing".
This Report of Assessment of Completion of Second year of Trinamul Congress Government is a chronicle of their misdeeds, inefficiency, corruption and failure."
Another Ploy to Divert Attention from “Cheat Fund” Scam TMC is playing with the sentiments of poor people
Chief Minister announced an arbitrary and impractical “Small Savings Scheme” to hoax the poor people of Bengal.
WBPCC strongly opposes the idea – asks for clarifications.
WBPCC president Prof. Pradip Bhattacharya has condemned the move as “not only impractical& anti poor but also conspiratorial”.
It seems that Trinamul Congress now decided to launch its own “cheat fund”.
Chit Fund giant Saradha Group collapsed
Millions of poor Bengalis lost their life savings
Trinamul Congress sponsored ghotala estimated to be more than
Direct Involvement of TMC leaders in the Affairs of Saradha
Administration allowed Saradha Group owner Sudipto Sen safe
passage & time to escape
Saradha Group CEO Kunal Ghosh (Trinamul MP) says he does
not know anything !!!!!!
Joint probe by CBI & SEBI to unearth financial and criminal conspiracy
Immediate assurance by the State Government to protect the poor depositors
State government should release a WHITE PAPER on the subject with detail involvements of all stake holders including TMC leaders & MPs & Ministers
P.S.: Saradha owner Sudipto Sen bought a painting of Mamata Banerjee at Rs. 1.86 Crore, which money she used for her party!!!!!
15 April 2013
14 February, 2013
In a gruesome mob violence created by TMC activists and armed goons, police sub-inspector Tapas Chowdhury was shot and murdered in broad day light in Garden Reach area by assailants under the direct instigation and presence of Trinamool Congress leader Mohammed Iqbal alias Munna,
Important minister of TMC government, who claims to be very close to the Chief Minister, Mr. Firhad Hakim, recklessly has tried to put the blame on Congress. Only due to electronic media footage such ill-motivated conspiracy of Mr. Hakim has failed to take root. The TMC minister, who has direct involvement with Mohammed Iqbal alias Munna, had earlier said that he did not believe that Iqbal was in anyway involved in the incident and tried his best to influence the police investigations.
Conspiracy launched by the Murshidabad district administration at the behest of TMC party - to derail the DCC mass demonstration lead by Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
A Congress worker Safikul Haque was inhumanly tortured and murdered by police at the lock-up in Berhampur. Murshidabad DCC called a peaceful mass demonstration to protest the police atrocities under the present TMC regime.
Senior leaders like Prof. Pradip Bhattacharya, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Abdul Mannan, Mannan Hossain, Mohamad Sohrab, Avijit Mukherjee were present in the mass rally of more than 20000 people.
Unfortunately the District Magistrate refused to meet the delegation – with a planned conspiracy to insult, incite and provoke the Congress workers to create a situation of lawlessness. However the conspiracy was not successful as the Congress leaders have competently controlled the emotions of the assembled congress workers.
Bye Election in three assembly constituencies to be held on 23rd February, 2013
Bye elections in Rejinagar, Nalhati & English Bazar assembly constituencies will be held on 23rd February 2013. Congress has fielded local people to contest the elections and is confident of winning the seats – despite the activities of betrayal and violence by a section of Trinamul activists.
WBPCC president Prof. Pradip Bhattacharya has announced that Abdul Rehman (Liton) will contest the election from Nalhati and Narendra Nath Tiwari from English Bazar while Rabiul Alam Choudhury will be the candidate from Rejinagar.
20th January, 2013
Jaipur Conclave of AICC
Rahul Gandhi is going to lead Congress in coming days
At the Congress' Chintan Shivir in Jaipur, the party has come out with a 56-page declaration in which it stated that the Congress will boldly and fearlessly take on political parties which are non-secular, anti-reform, elitist, parochial, sectarian or exclusionary. The declaration said that the party will go into elections on the basis of secular nationalism, social justice and economic growth for all. Special attention will be given for the benefits of the aam aadmi including the middle income group. The secular fabric of the society has to be protected at any cost. Congress will not compromise with the economic reforms and development agenda – despite opposition by the parties with vested interests.
A congregation of more than 1 lakh people - Demand of AIIMS at Raigaunj has shaken the Trinamool Congress Government.
21th November, 2012
"Haldia Cholo" by Pradesh Congress
On the call of Prof. Pradip Bhattacharya MP, President of WBPCC, a huge public meeting was organized at Haldia. Congress wanted to draw attention to the anti - industry policy of TMC government. In recent times the tyranny of TMC goons has destroyed the work culture of Haldia port – a life line of business in eastern India. TMC MPs and activists are only interested to loot the port instead of creating an environment of investment in the economy of Bengal. More than fifty thousands of Congress workers were gathered in the meeting to protest the TMC mis-rule and atrocities conducted by their leaders.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday, 15th December 2012 hit out at opponents, saying they are "ignorant" about global realities or are constrained by "outdated ideologies" in opposing the new economic reforms of UPA II government, including 51% FDI in multibrand retail". His incisive statement came just after the emphatic victory of UPA II government over the issue of FDI in retail in Parliament,
New Delhi : 18 December 2012
Sonia Gandhi had expressed her deep resentment and anguish on the Delhi rape case. She has urged the govt. to take all necessary actions to book the culprits for exemplary punishment.
She further insisted to upgrade the law & order controls, not only in Delhi but also throughout India, to prevent such atrocities against women.
Only charity cannot restore self-respect of the farmers. Court battle cannot provide actual relief to the poorest of poor. Political lectures cannot remove the pain and tears.
Congress insists on amicable solution to all farmers and labourers – whether 'willing' or 'unwilling' – without looking at the colour of the people.
Congress urges the State Government to initiate comprehensive solution package – instead of long drawn court battle. Most importantly the issue should not be used as a political tool at the expenses of poor farmers.
Indira Bhavan at Bidhannagar – Seat-In demonstration in front of Indira Bhavan