Staff Reporter

Congratulates partymen for the success in Assembly polls

Appeals to workers to put up a similar strong and united front in the Parliamentary elections

District presidents told to convene workers’ meetings in their respective districts by March 7

NEW DELHI: All-India Congress Committee general secretary in charge of Delhi Mukul Wasnik on Friday stressed the need for Delhi Congress leaders to woo back party workers who were either sitting at home or were disappointed with the party because of some reason.

He was speaking after being felicitated by Delhi Congress leaders and workers at the Executive Committee meeting of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee that was chaired by its president J.P. Agarwal.

Mr. Wasnik said though he had been made in charge of Delhi by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he had come to attend the meeting as a colleague since he wanted to mingle with the humblest of Congress workers. The meeting was also attended by Delhi MPs Kapil Sibal, Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler and Krishna Tirath; and Delhi Ministers A.K. Walia, Mangat Ram Singhal, Rajkumar Chauhan and Haroon Yousuf.

Noting with pride that the Congress had emerged victorious in three of the five States during the recent Assembly elections, and these included Delhi, he congratulated the workers for the party’s success. Mr. Wasnik also appealed to them to put up a similar strong and united front in the coming Parliamentary elections, the dates for which would be announced soon.

While stock-taking is normally done after a debacle, Mr. Wasnik said such an exercise should also be undertaken after every victory to find out why the margin of victory was less and how it can be improved upon. He also asked all the district presidents to convene workers’ meetings in their respective districts by March 7 and advised all the Block Congress Committees to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8.

Mr. Wasnik said it was essential that the Congress workers highlighted the achievements of the Central Government among the people to drive home the good work done by the Congress-led Government.

Mr. Agarwal assured the senior Congress leader that no effort would be spared during the Lok Sabha polls to repeat the success which the Congress had achieved in the Delhi Assembly elections.

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