Connect with us

Politics

Rahul holds key strategy meeting with Cong leaders

Published

on

New Delhi, Apr 18 : Initiating efforts to revamp the Congress, Rahul Gandhi today convened a key strategy meeting in which he asked volunteers to assess the ground situation and strengthen the party in poll-bound states.

The meeting was attended by a group of party MPs, MLAs, former PCC chiefs and party workers, besides four former Union ministers including P Chidambaram.

During his three-hour interaction with the party leaders, Rahul asked them to devote more time to the party and help strengthen it ahead of upcoming elections to key states including Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Sources said Rahul asked the leaders to volunteer for visiting the poll-bound states and help suggest ways and means to strengthen the party at the grassroots level after assessing the ground situation in these states.

The Congress vice president sought views of the leaders at the meeting to help revive the Congress from the lowest level of panchayats to the highest level in states.

He indicated that there will be more such meetings with party leaders in groups of 50 and assured decentralisation and internal democracy in the party at all levels.

Rahul also stressed on the need for dedicated cadres who would devote more time for the party. There was also a view during the meeting that the party was “neglected” when the Congress was in power in various states and the need to do away with such a culture and the need to focus on the organisation.

The party has already announced the poll schedule for organisational elections, which is to be completed by December. The Election Commission has asked the Congress to complete its internal elections by this year-end, after it gave a six-month extension to the party on the issue.

Amid a growing clamour among partymen for restructuring in the wake of recent electoral defeats in states, the party is in for a major revamp in the coming days and is likely to hold a series of meetings in this regard.

A meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision-making body of the party is also likely soon.

Politics

PM Modi is not against corruption, he is an instrument of corruption: Rahul Gandhi

Published

on

Rahul Gandhi in Meghalaya

On the second day of his visit to the poll-bound state Meghalaya, Rahul Gandhi conducted a road show in Shillong.

The leader addressing people in Shillong said, “BJP comes here & offer crores of rupees to the churches of Meghalaya.”

“Just like they think they can buy some Congress MLA’s & form the govt here, they also think they can come here & buy the church, the religion and God. This is disgusting,” he added.

When asked about the PNB scam and Nirav Modi the leader said, “Narendra Modi is not against corruption, he is an instrument of corruption.”

Yesterday while addressing people in Meghalaya the asked to make ‘BJP Mukt Meghalaya’.

WeForNews

Continue Reading

Politics

Chief Secretary row: Delhi police arrests Amanatullah Khan

Published

on

Amantullah Khan
Prakash Jarwal ( file photo)

New Delhi, Feb 21:  Delhi police on Wednesday arrested AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan in Delhi Chief Secretary alleged assault case. He would be produced before Delhi’s Tis Hazari court.

Earlier today the MLA Amanatullah Khan reached Jamia Nagar Police Station, says that he has come to surrender. He  also added that ‘I have not done anything wrong.’

Delhi Police has detained the AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan at Jamia Nagar Police Station in connection with the investigation of the case.

The police today also questioned V.K. Jain, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s advisor in connection with an alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs.

This comes just hours after AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal was arrested by the police on Tuesday night in connection with the alleged assault.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Harendra Kumar Singh told IANS that Jain was being questioned at the Civil Lines Police Station.

On Tuesday, Prakash had alleged that he was beaten up by Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan and his colleague in front of Kejriwal at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday midnight, where he was called for a meeting.

The Chief Minister’s advisor was present at the time of the incident, according to Prakash’s police complaint.

The Additional DCP said police were also trying to track down Khan. They had been to Khan’s residence to detain him on Tuesday night, but the AAP MLA from Okhla was not present.

The allegation of the assault triggered a political storm in the national capital a day ago with the BJP demanding Kejriwal’s resignation and the Congress asking for the AAP chief’s apology.

The AAP hit back by stating that the Chief Secretary was making false allegations and said he was working at the “behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)”.

The Home Ministry sought a report from Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on the issue and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he was “deeply pained” by the development.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain was manhandled by a crowd which gathered outside the door of a lift inside the Delhi Secretariat. Hussain’s Assistant Personal Secretary was beaten up, according to multiple video clips from the Secretariat.

IANS

Continue Reading

Politics

Railway station in Ayodhya will be a replica of Ram Temple: Union Minister Manoj Sinha

Published

on

Manoj Sinha
Union Minister, Manoj Sinha (File Photo)

Union Minister Manoj Sinha addressing people on Tuesday said, ‘the railway station in Ayodhya will be a replica of Ram Temple.’ The leader was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone for reconstruction of Ayodhya railway station & other projects.

WeForNews

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular