With a view to reconnect with the people of Delhi post the recent drubbing in the Assembly elections, the Delhi Congress on Monday announced that the party will make make a shift towards “new-age politics”.
Emphasising that political parties “should engage in social causes”, newly instated Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Maken said, “We do not want to engage in politics of agitation. We would rather do something productive.”
In this endeavour, the Delhi unit will be starting a three-day swine flu awareness campaign from March 11 as part of its plan to “support the efforts” of the Centre and the state governments in containing the disease.
Congress workers will distribute pamphlets displaying preventive measures against the H1N1 virus at Metro stations and college campuses.
Addressing his first press conference since taking over, Maken said, “We want to start our campaign for the benefit of the public on a positive note.”
Talking about the number of persons infected with swine flu across the country, Maken said it is the party’s “social responsibility” to help the citizens.
“This will also motivate the workers and help them regroup,” Maken said.
The Pradesh Congress chief also said that he intends to write to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and inform him about the Congress’s efforts to assist the government.
“We don’t just want to oppose the government both in the Centre and state. We want to use our worker strength for productive purposes,” Maken said.