Cong picks Priyanka’s formula to form district,city committees

Having tasted success in stemming the factionalism and strengthening the party base in Rae Bareli and Amethi using a formula devised by Priyanka Vadra,Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter

Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Published: August 12, 2013 4:01 am

Having tasted success in stemming the factionalism and strengthening the party base in Rae Bareli and Amethi using a formula devised by Priyanka Vadra,Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter,the party is replicating it in all the other districts in Uttar Pradesh.

Priyanka had evolved the formula for formation of district and city committees. It was used an year ago in Rae Bareli,the Lok Sabha constituency of her mother,and later in Amethi,her brother Rahul Gandhi’s constituency.

Under the system,the curriculum vitae (CV) of the interested party workers are sought in a set format and then interviews are held. A party worker is selected to a committee,till block level, based on the information in CV and the interview.

Now,all of UP has been divided into four parts each headed by four AICC secretaries in charge of state —- Naseeb Singh,Prakash Joshi,Rana Goswami and Zubair Khan. They have already started holding interviews in districts to finalise the district and city committees.

“Workers willing to become office bearers have been told submit their CV in the set format available at the party’s district and city offices. We interview 100-150 applicants a day. On the basis of their CV and interviews,the 35-member committees are decided,” an AICC secretary,who has covered three districts so far,said.

During the party’s last re-organisation,district and city presidents were elected and given free hand to select the 35-member committee, comprising seven vice-presidents,10 general secretaries,16 secretaries and a registrar apart from the president.

He said that with this system they are being able to meet majority of the active and prominent workers in the district and listen to their grievances as well. The interviews are being conducted at the district level in the presence of newly-appointed district and city presidents,concerned zonal presidents,co-ordinators and AICC secretary in-charge of the district. The names finalised are sent to state party president Nirmal Khatri for approval.

All zonal heads and AICC secretaries have been asked to finalise the district and city committees by August 25.

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