Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi on Monday chaired a meeting of State in-charges, secretaries in the national capital. The meeting was also attended by the Jyotiraditya Scindia who has been given the charge of the party’s affairs for Western Uttar Pradesh.
The meeting was held at Rahul Gandhi’s official residence – 12 Tuglaq Lane. Priyanka Gandhi in the meeting held discussions with three secretaries of the Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Gandhi also interacted with party workers and assured them to revamp party organizationally in the state.
Sources, familiar with the development, claimed the Priyanka Gandhi also took feedback from the party workers and sought their opinions about poll setback of the grand old party.
Congress had in June last month dissolved all the Uttar Pradesh district committees of Congress. While it has also formed a two-member committee for 11 assembly seat going in for by-poll. The party has named Ajay Kumar Lallu appointed in charge of organization reshuffle.
Secretaries attached under both Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia have toured the state many times after poll setback to asses the reason behind the poll setback.
Sources claimed that the party has already completed its homework district wise and is just steps away from finalizing the blueprint for Mission 2022.
Days after the poll disaster, Priyanka Gandhi has been repeatedly taking meetings with workers and leaders in a bid to revive the party. Priyanka Gandhi has been given the uphill task to revive the party in the state where it could win one seat out of 80 Lok Sabha Seats.
Earlier in the meeting, She asked the party workers and leaders directed all the youth congress leaders to reach to voters, help them in their problems related to electricity tariffs and hospitals. She also said to make a social connection with them that would yield political dividends.
Priyanka had campaigned intensively for the party in UP, especially in Raebareli and Amethi but the party lost all the seats in UP except Raebareli. The Congress faced a crushing defeat in national polls and won 52 seats, which is only 8 more than it got in 2014 national polls. It has also lost some of its strongholds across the country including Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
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