Candidates for civic polls to be selected through surveys

BHOPAL: The Pradesh Congress Committee will hold a ‘Manthan shivir’ to discuss recent poll rout and revive the party organisation. It will send coordinators for surveying suitable candidates for civic body elections. The party has chalked out a tentative programme for a series of meetings with district and block presidents of its different arms. The meetings, to be called ‘Manthan Shivirs’ will be held separately for each associate organisation of the party, said party sources.

“The party has finalised programme for ‘Manthan Shivirs’ and will announce it with the consent of party’s general secretary Mohan Prakash,” said PCC spokesman Ravi Saxena.District and block presidents of different associate organisations, AICC and PCC delegates, will be invited in the second week of June for meetings. Open discussion will be held to know reasons of poll drubbing and revival of the organisation. The party will contest civic body election with its full strength.

Municipal elections are due in November in Madhya Pradesh. On Thursday, PCC president Arun Yadav had discussion with PCC office-bearers for forming strategy for next elections. The party will send coordinators to cities and towns for surveying candidates. Coordinators will be sent to each municipal corporation, municipality and city council area.

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