Ujjain: The Congress party workers of the district have been preparing to make the proposed Mandsaur tour of All India Congress Committee (AICC) president, Rahul Gandhi on June 6 extremely successful. Gandhi is scheduled to address a farmers’ convention there, to mark the first death anniversary of 6 farmers, who were allegedly shot dead by the policemen during a protest.
To motivate Congress workers to assemble at Mandsaur on June 6 in large numbers the District Congress Committee (DCC urban and rural), organised a meeting at Manorama Garden, Heera Mill Road, in Ujjain on Friday. AICC secretary and Madhya Pradesh in-charge Sanjay Kapur, Pradesh Congress Committee acting presidents Jitu Patwari and Ramniwas Rawat and AICC district observer Rajesh Patel were prominent among those present.
Besides them, local leaders who addressed the preparatory meeting included Premchand Guddu, Rajendra Bharti, Mahesh Patel, Surendra Singh Sisodia, Dilip Gurjar, Ramlal Malviya and Rajendra Vasishtha among others. The guests inaugurated the meeting by garlanding the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. Vivek Yadav introduced the guests. Rajesh Tiwari conducted the proceedings and Jai Singh Darbar proposed a vote of thanks.
Groupism raises it head again
Though Congress party workers and leaders appeared to have woken up from their deep slumber in the run-up to the Assembly Elections-2018, groupism in the party cadres continued to surface. This fact was evident on Friday, at a preparatory meeting for AICC president Rahul Gandhi’s proposed visit to Mandsaur on June 6. Senior party functionaries were present at the meeting, but a local party faction led by PCC chief Kamal Nath’s staunch supporter Batuk Shankar Joshi (former MLA), distanced themselves from the meeting. Strangely, they however, welcomed the functionaries en route the venue of the meeting.
‘Betrayal Day’ to be observed
DCC (urban) president Anant Narayan Meena, informed that the party would observe January 26 as the ‘betrayal day,’ on the completion of the fourth year of the Modi government at office at the Centre. He accused that the BJP and PM Modi, who had made tall claims to transfer Rs 15 lakh in the bank account of every Indian, give employment to two crore people and bring ‘acche din’ for every Indian had fallen flat. To expose these misdeeds, the party would organise a protest outside its Ksheer Sagar office on Saturday at 4 pm, he added.