The grand old Congress party, in a bid to take the party’s “Mission 2022” campaign forward began a three-day training session which was attended by Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and a team of party workers on Tuesday.
The training session is being conducted at the Bhuemau guest house in party president Sonia Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency Rae Bareli.
The session was scheduled to begin on Monday, but was postponed in view of the by-elections to 11 Assembly seats slated for October 21.
The training was planned for the new members of the committee to give them tips on how to remain connected with the people and address the issues that are relevant to them.
The senior party leaders are expected to guide newly-appointed office bearers on the party’s future strategy. However, the media has not been invited to the closed-door workshop.
“The motive of Priyanka Gandhi’s training session is to strengthen the road as well as social media campaigns of the party,” said Pankaj Tiwari, Congress District President, Rae Bareli.
“The new Congress team in UP comprises relative newcomers and they need to be acquainted with the ideology and working of the party. Senior leaders were to teach them how to deal with political situations,” said a senior party leader.
The Congress training cell and social media cell have been asked to participate in the workshop and answer the queries of the members.
Congress UP President Ajay Kumar Lallu and his working committee are also attending the event.
More than six office bearers of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) are expected to guide new UP Congress head’s team on the party’s strategy for the 2022 elections.
Priyanka’s “pathshala” is being organised at a time when two Congress legislators Aditi Singh and Rakesh Singh have been served a notice for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities.