Urges leadership to take stock of the situation and set it right

Worried that the Congress was isolated in Tamil Nadu and was facing a trying time at the national level, Union Finance Minister and senior party leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday called for speedy efforts to set the situation right and beat back the rising right wing forces.

Addressing party workers here, he said that though the Congress-led UPA government had implemented several development programmes and brought in “revolutionary laws” in the past two years, the party was isolated because of political realignments.

At the same time, the Congress party, though facing isolation, could not compromise on its policies, he said, suggesting that “the party leadership at the national and State levels take stock of the situation and set it right soon.”

Acknowledging that the BJP had been making moves after projecting a new leader, Mr. Chidambaram said the rise of right wing forces, promoted by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), posed a serious threat to the country.