Lucknow: Congress general secretary and in charge of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi is toiling hard these days organizing training camp of grass-root workers and building party cadre. After decades, the Congress workers have been taking out Prabhat Pheris (morning processions) in various districts chanting songs that were sung during the freedom struggle.
The Congress in UP, under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi, has concentrated on setting up organizational base at block and Nyay panchayat level in the recent past. Training camps have been organized at zone level and Priyanka Gandhi is addressing it. After 50 years, the Congress in UP has relived the tradition of taking out Prabhat Pheris and hundreds of workers are taking part in it.
According to a senior Congress leader in UP, Priyanka Gandhi was made in charge of party just before the parliamentary elections and very soon she identified the main problem with the party. After this the process of building organization at block and village level was started. To better this process, Priyanka continued to enthuse the workers with her ground presence and agitations in incidents at Sonbhadra, Hathras, Unnao and many other places.
The media convener of UP congress, Lallan Kumar said that after several decades the party has set up organizational base at Nyay Panchayat level. He said that recently a Prabhat Pheri was taken out in Juggaur, Lucknow and the local people welcomed it. He said that such events have enthused party workers. Now there would be more such events on a regular basis.
The organizing secretary of UP congress, Anil Yadav, told FPJ, that for the first time after 30 years, the party started setting up organization at block level and results were very encouraging. He said that units have been made in all the 831 blocks of UP and their office-bearers are in constant touch with the state leaders. He said that constituting organizational setup in 8134 Nyay Panchayat was an uphill task but we did it in six months. Today Congress has completed this exercise in 7675 Nyay Panchayats.
Anil said that after setting up organizational base at block and Nyay Panchayat level, the party has started training of the workers. In such camps, the block level office-bearers as well as districts and city units are being invited and Priyanka Gandhi is interacting with them. He said that while finalizing the name of candidates in the coming assembly elections, recommendations of these block and Nyay Panchayat units would be considered. Yadav informed that recently Priyanka Gandhi had personally contacted presidents of each districts in UP and asked them to submit list of probable candidates.