Nagpur: After a long wait of two and half years, the City Congress President Vikas Thakre announced Executive of the city unit of the party with the induction of 70 percent new and young faces. The exercise is aimed at “BJP Free NMC” and is just six months before the NMC elections. “The Executive has been given new as well as young face with the responsibility of rejuvenating Congress party in the city. The new Executive has the approval of MPCC President Ashok Chavan,” Thakre said.
The prominent faces, who are considered close to Thakre and found place in the new Executive, are Manoj Golawar, Deepak Wankhede, Auto Sanghatan President Vilas Bhalekar, Kiran Gadkari, Harish Gwalvanshi, Aseem Naved, Anjum Kayoom, Vikram Pankule, Sanjay Dubey, Prashant Thakre, Vivek Nikose and others.
Announcing the new Executive, Thakre said that Congress is the only gigantic party and there is no ruft among the cadre. “We will jump into the poll ring together with the blessings of experienced senior leaders. We will rest only after NMC and City is freed of BJP,” he said. Interestingly, no Corporator of the party has found place in the new executive (except Vikas Thakre himself). The new body has people from all sections of the society including from educational, commercial, cultural and social fields. Persons who value Congress thinking and principles have been given their due place.
The new Executive has its task cut – strengthening party in their respective areas, resolving problems of people and other such tasks. The new executive will be assigned with different works such as office, planning, social media and research/analysis. A small executive/committee is likely to be announced soon with the approval of MPCC. A 3-member committee for each Prabhag will be formed which will look after coordination with Bloc President, Prabhag President and other different cells and will also ensure strengthening the party at booth level.
Answering a question, Thakre said that he was made City Congress President two and half years ago. “During this period, the old Executive was maintained and with the induction of fresh faces the new Executive was formed. Had the old executive been dissolved, it would have been injustice to veteran Congress workers. The preparations for NMC elections are going on since long. One thing is for sure, those office-bearers found wanting in their responsibility they will be changed,” Thakre said.