Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and party leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appealed to the people of Telangana to exercise their franchise in large numbers as voting for the Assembly polls is underway.
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and party leader Rahul Gandhi held a meeting with leaders of the Uttarakhand Unit at the party headquarters in Delhi on Thursday to review party preparedness for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls in 2024.
During the meeting, former Chief Minister of Uttrakhand Harish Rawat and PCC Chief Karan Mahara also remained present. Earlier on Wednesday a similar meeting was held with leaders of Maharashtra Congress and discussed strategies to strengthen the party’s roots in the state.
During the meeting, they held discussions with the leaders of the Maharashtra Congress and took stock of the prevailing political situation, chalking out a three-point strategy to strengthen its base in Maharashtra ahead of the 2024 Loksabha elections and assembly polls in the state.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Congress general secretary, KC Venugopal, said that three major decisions were taken in the meeting. “All the senior leaders of the party will take responsibility for their Parliamentary constituencies. Secondly, from the month of September a ‘padayatra’ (foot march) will be carried out in every district of the state under a senior leader, which will be followed by a “bus yatra” in the month of December when all the leaders will jointly visit all the constituencies together,” Venugopal said.
“The meeting was quite fruitful and lasted for four hours and all the leaders have a unanimous belief that the Congress will sweep the parliamentary elections in Maharashtra. During the meeting Rahul Gandhi specially referred to the Maharashtra leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra where he got a phenomenal response, which was among the best in the country,” he said further.
Venugopal also said that the Congress will fight the elections in alliance with ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’ and seat sharing agreement will be worked out after meeting and discussion with the alliance partners.
Further Venugopal asserted that gauging the mood of the people in Maharashtra, it was sure that people wanted to defeat the BJP, as they had understood its politics of dividing opposition parties and using the ED and money. He said this was going to have a very negative impact on the BJP.