The Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, in a clear and loud message, declared that Congress tickets for any election would not be given from Delhi or Mumbai but after a thorough discussion with party’s grassroots workers and their opinions would play the crucial role in deciding the poll tickets to the leaders of their choice. The announcement sent the grassroots workers go ecstatic and worked as morale booster. And at the same, put on notice the top Congress leaders to interact with die-hard party workers on a regular basis and desist from visiting the High Command for poll tickets. Rahul Gandhi was on a day long visit to Nagpur and was present in the Surabardi Resort on Amravati Road for his main programme.
The youthful and energetic Rahul Gandhi went on to create a healthy approach with the enthusiastic workers by holding talks with the workers from Nagpur and Amravati Districts for full 35 minutes. The Congress Vice-President also listened to the workers from Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Bhandara, Wardha, Yavatmal, Buldana, Washim and Akola districts and shared their problems, pains by directly communicating with them. He assured the workers that in future, the common workers would be given weightage and exhorted them to gear up with full strength for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
RAHUL GANDHI TAKES A DIG AT NCP:
The Congress Vice-President pointedly hinted crucial changes in the organization after this election. At present, the job of the workers is to give the party the potential strength for the coming elections. He took a dig at the NCP and told the workers that Congress could fare outstandingly by going alone in the Lok Sabha elections. “The party High Command will take a decision in this regard after a detailed discussion at the party level,” Rahul Gandhi said. The City Congress President Jaiprakash Gupta, during the meeting of Nagpur District, apprised Rahul about the current political situation in the city and party’s positive activities. Rahul talked and communicated with more than 3000 workers in his day-long exercise.
CHIEF MINISTER, MPCC PRESIDENT KEPT AT BAY:
When the Congress Vice-President was communicating with the workers, he left his place at the dais and mingled with workers thus violating the security norms and putting the SPG security personnel on their toes. Moreover, the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and MPCC President Manikrao Thakre were selectively kept aside and did not take part in the talks Rahul Gandhi had with the workers.
NCYC WELCOMES RAHUL GANDHI IN FRONT OF SAIBABA TEMPLE:
The Nagpur City Youth Congress workers led by Ashish Pande stopped the cavalcade of Rahul Gandhi in front of Saibaba Temple and welcome him by offering him a bouquet. In his very brief talk with the NCYC workers, Rahul Gandhi asserted “The youth are the future of the nation. The youths have the power to take the nation at the top of the glory.” Those who welcomed Rahul included Ashish Dixit, Ravipraksh Tiwari, Manoj Khandekar and others.
STRENGTHEN THE PARTY FOR RETAING POWER IN STATE AND CENTRE:
The Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, after communication with grassroots workers, then addressed the top leaders, people’s representatives and office-bearers and asked them to gather their full might and make the party organization more and more powerful in order to retain power in the State and at the Cente. “Those in power should resolve problems of the people and not enjoy the power itself,” Rahul said pointing fingers the Maharashtra ministers who were present on the occasion.
Rafiq Lakhani, vice president of Akola district committee said Rahul came down from the podium to sit among the party workers. ”His simplicity was unparallel. He infact told us that bridging the gap between the leaders and workers was his objective and it has to be everyone here. His message will really help further unite the party organisation across the state,” Lakhani noted.
Sachin Sawant , spokesperson for the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee said, “Today’s exercise by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi aims at directly communicating with the party workers especially those working at the ground level and understand their problems and later take appropriate measures in future to strengthen the party organization. Rahulji has been travelling across the country. He had recently been to Mumbai and travelling to Pune on Wednesday.”
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