Newly appointed city Congress chief Ramesh Bagwe said on Monday that he would focus on strengthening the party base by giving priority to grassroot level workers to be part of the executive committee so as to improve the party’s performance in the forthcoming civic polls.
Former state minister Bagwe took over charge of the city Congress from outgoing chief Abhay Chhajed in the presence of senior party leaders. “The party has a strong base in the city and it would be further strengthened. Workers committed to the growth of the party would be given priority in the executive committee as against those making rounds of Mumbai or Delhi to get party posts,” Bagwe said.
The party would give opportunity to only those who have capability of winning elections and not anyone who asks for it. “The city Congress would get aggressive on public issues and take to the streets whenever required. Party workers will have to work unitedly to expose the failure of the BJP-led state and Union government,” Bagwe said.
Senior Congress leader Sharad Ranpise said that the party has done justice to the backward communities by appointing Bagwe. “Bagwe has ample experience of working with the civic body and the state government,” he said.