Gujarat: Congress to be revamped in two months, says state chief

Gujarat: Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki said leaders have been given a few districts to gather information about party positions, but were not authorised to select candidates for assembly elections.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:September 9, 2016 4:51 am
gujarat congress, gujarat, congress Bharatsinh Solanki, gujarat Bharatsinh Solanki, gujarat elections congress, india news Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki said even as a president, he is not authorised to select candidates for election. (Express File Photo by Javed Raja)

State Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki has said that the party organisation, from state level to district and city units, will be revamped in the next two months keeping in view the 2017 assembly polls.

Addressing mediapersons Thursday, he said that a state election committee and election manifesto committee will also be formed soon.

Regarding the handing over of the responsibility of all 33 districts to six committees, each headed by senior party leaders, including Arjun Modhwadia, Siddharth Patel, Shaktisinh Gohil and Dr Tushar Chaudhary, for collecting feedback with regard to party’s position at the grassroot levels, Solanki said that this was misunderstood by some leaders.

He said that each of these leaders have been given a few districts to gather information about party positions, but they were not authorised to select candidates for assembly elections. “Even I, as a president, am not authorised to select candidates for election,” said Solanki, adding the “candidates to be fielded in elections are selected by the AICC and party high command”.

He added, “While distribution of work to some leaders was misconstrued by others, this confusion was confounded by media by its wrong interpretation. Solanki said that he was going to review the six committees by involving more leaders so that nobody felt left out.