Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Monday asked party leaders from Uttar Pradesh to increase their presence among public and be more aggressive by raising issues of communal violence,law and order and problems being faced by sugarcane farmers across the state. During a review meeting in Delhi on Monday,he also asked party leaders to suggest ways to counter communal forces.
Rahul had called the review meeting of organisational activities of the party in the state in Delhi and according to sources detailed discussion took place on the issues that can be raised across UP. The meeting was attended by senior party leaders including AICC general secretary in-charge of UP,Madusudan Mistry,Congress state president Nirmal Khatri,CLP leader Pradeep Mathur along with four AICC secretaries in-charge of the state. AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi and Ahmad Patel,political secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi,were also present.
Last time,Rahul Gandhi had held similar meeting in July this year and had allotted 12 districts to each of the six Union Ministers from the state to tour and sort out problems of workers. But,it was found during the review meeting on Monday that party was not yet seen in fight in the state,which should be changed by being aggressive. It was decided that Union Ministers and Members of Parliament should be asked to visit their neighbouring constituencies as well while touring their own constituencies.
A senior party leader said that they have also been asked to make Lok Sabha segment wise plan for rallies and try to cover each one of them individually,which would also help the party to ascertain situation in that region. The party leaders have also been asked to prepare a detailed programme of activities in the state,which should be formed in such a manner that can keep party in focus from time to time.