In order to brace the new Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) for the upcoming elections in the state, the party General Secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a three-day workshop in Rae Bareli from October 14 to 16. Rae Bareli is also the Lok Sabha constituency of her mother and Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi.
The Gandhis-led political party is gearing up for the 2022 state elections in the state. The challenges that the party is facing are to prove its potential in the state and highlight the shortcomings of the ruling BJP party.
During the workshop, the new members of the committee will be given tips on how to remain connected to the people and address issues that are relevant to them.
AICC head of the training department Sachin Rao and AICC head of social media Rohan Gupta will also train the UP team, sources told ANI.
Sonia Gandhi is also expected to visit her constituency and meet the newly appointed members of UPCC.
The Congress party had, on Monday, appointed Ajay Kumar Lallu, as the new chief of UPCC. Lallu’s appointed has been criticized by many other Congress leaders followed by some resignations.
The party has also appointed Aradhana Misra ‘Mona’ as the leader of the legislative party along with four vice-presidents and 12 general secretaries.
“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 will address their questions and also teach them how to deal with political situations,” said a senior party leader.
A senior Congress party leader has questioned the timing of the workshop. “Party leaders are being engaged in the workshop at a time when they should be campaigning for the Congress candidates. The workshop could have been held after the bye-elections. This is obviously going to have an adverse impact on the party’s prospects in bypolls,” he said.