Addresses media in city
Indore: Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee president Arun adav has claimed that the Congress will come out in flying colours in the forthcoming general elections this year.
Talking to media persons here on Wednesday in ‘ Meetthe- Press’ programme at Press Club, adav said that in 2004 and 2009 also, the Opposition parties in had spread propaganda that the Congress would lose the elections, but the results showed the resurrection ability of the party. Same propagandas are being created this year as well, but the Congress would make its opponents bite the dust once again.
Regarding OBC and Minority groups, adav said that they’re strong pillars of the party and the Congress would work more on activating this support.
Speaking on the Assembly elections in which the Congress was badly defeated, he said that grassroot team was very weak. But the party is gearing up to empower grassroots teams in all the 230 Assembly constituencies this time. Efforts are on to get rid of factionalism in the party. New committee for the state Congress would be constituted after the Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress has chosen experienced hands for the Upper House and they will strengthen the party’s position in the Lok Sabha elections. Regarding the tickets, he said that the youths would be given priority while distributing tickets for the Lok Sabha elections.
Candidates would be selected on the basis of internal voting like US- type primary candidates. The Congress for the first time is inviting common man for suggestions and feedback.
Regarding the Modi factor, he said that there is no impact of Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections, and all the hype is false propaganda by the opposition party. He claimed that corporate sector is lobbying behind Modi and trying to create an environment in their favour. He claimed that during Ramjanmbhoomi issue, the opposition had tried to exploit the opportunity but nothing substantial was achieved.
Regarding VAPAM scandal, he said that the Congress had raised its voice several times about the issue and is demanding CBI inquiry into the matter.