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.
10th January, 2013
Writers' Chalo Demonstration by Congress.
A congregation of more than 1 lakh people - Demand of AIIMS at Raigaunj has shaken the Trinamool Congress Government.
29th December, 2012
The scheduled mass meeting of WBPCC in support of FDI in retail has been altered into a meeting of condolence due to the sad demise of the Delhi rape victim.
Prof. Pradip Bhattacharya, President, expressing deep sorrow and anguish, said that such heinous crime should be obliterated from our society. He further said that her death will not go in vein as the whole country has taken a vow to eliminate such cancer from the society. Exemplary punishments to the perpetrators should be carried out to deter such barbaric act.
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.
Another police atrocity committed by Mamata Banerjee Government.
Trigger happy police opens fire on innocent people at Tehatta, Nadia. One more innocent life is lost.
Bengal enters an era of police cruelty & tyranny of TMC regime.
10th November, 2012
Meeting of Congress to protest unjustified police firing at Loba village, Dubrajpur in Bhirbhum district.
CBI probe demanded
A strong delegation lead by Prof. Pradip Bhattacharya, President WBPCC, and accompanied by Abdul Mannan, Dr. Maya Ghosh, Dr. Susovan Banerjee, Syed Siraj Jimmi and many others visited Suri hospital to see the wounded people of police firing on residents of Loba village. The Delegation also visited the policemen who were injured in the early morning clash.
WBPCC releases a booklet in Bengali on "FDI in Retail - a step in the interest of the people".
The booklet explains in simple language the reasons and implications of FDI in retail. Several political parties – including TMC, BJP and CPM are trying to mislead people with misinformation and politically motivated publicity.
It is a sad day in the history of Bengal. After 34 years of misrule of CPM, Congress-TMC alliance forced Left regime out of power. People of Bengal wanted the alliance to rule the state for next 5 years at least - to improve the standard of life.
Instead TMC wanted to rule India with 19 MPs and took destiny of Bengal as a stake. And as a pure opportunist party – TMC ditched the partner midway. It was a politics of misadventure.
Union Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal addressed the media at Kolkata at the Congress head quarter 'Bidhan Bhavan' - on the subject of CAG Report on Coal and BJP's unholi agenda to paralyze the parliament.
He said "BJP has taken the nation and its parliamentary democratic system at ransom to further their selfish party interest. They have avoided the debate on the CAG report only because they knew that a debate will reveal the fact that it was BJP who actually did not want competitive bidding in coal block allocations."
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