New Delhi, Jul 22: Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government during the first meeting of the extended Congress Working Committee (CWC), constituted by party president Rahul Gandhi, at Parliament Annexe in New Delhi. While, former prime minister Manmohan Singh rejected the ‘culture of constant self praise and jumlas’ of PM, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi vowed to rescue the people from the ‘dangerous regime’.

Speaking at the CWC meet, Manmohan Singh extended support to the Congress President in the “onerous” task of restoring India’s social harmony, economic development. Targeting the Centre, he pointed out the Modi government’s claim of doubling farm income by 2022. He said,”Doubling farm income by 2022 will require an Agri Growth Rate of 14 per cent, which is nowhere in sight.”

Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi reached out to the opposition parties and said, “We are committed to make alliance work and we are with the Congress president in this endeavour.” She added, “We have to rescue our people from a dangerous regime that is compromising with the democracy of India.”

Earlier in the day, Congress President Rahul Gandhi called the newly constituted CWC as an institution comprising of experience and energy, as a bridge between the past, present and the future. He reminded the members to rise and fight for India’s oppressed