Leaders say 2009 result will repeat
The scheduled visit of the Congress president Rahul Gandhi has galvanised the hitherto sluggish State Congress into the right election mode. Rajiv Bhawan, the state party headquarter on Rajpur Road was abuzz with activities with leaders coming from different parts of the State on Friday. The leaders along with their supporters were busy with the preparation of the mega rally to be addressed by Rahul Gandhi at Parade Ground on Saturday.
The Congress activists are in full gear as they are aware of the fact that the success of the rally would set the tone of the party’s campaign in the Himalayan State where BJP swept the 2014 election, winning all the five seats, riding the crest of the Modi wave. The Congress hopes to repeat its 2009 election performance when it swept, registering victory in all the five seats. With the objective in view, they want to cash in on to the charisma of its leader Rahul Gandhi.
As part of its drive to infuse enthusiasm into the party workers, the Youth Congress activists took out a vehicle rally on Friday which passed through different parts of the city. The vehicle rally was flagged off by the in-charge of the State Congress Anugrah Narayan Singh, state Congress president Pritam Singh and co in-charge of the party Rajesh Dharmani. The rally led by the president of the Youth Congress Vikram Rawat passed through Rajpur Road, Mussoorie Diversion, Bhel Chowk, Survey Chowk, Dharampur, Prince Chowk, Saharanpur Chowk, Kanwali Road, Ballupur, Bindal Chowk and Clock Tower before it ended at the State party office.
The in-charge of the state Congress Anugrah Narayan Singh said that winds of change have started blowing and his party was set to register emphatic victories in all the five Lok Sabha seats.
He claimed that the people of the country are fed up with the mis-governance of the last five years and are longing for a change in the Government at Centre. Pritam Singh said that the workers from different parts of State have already started arriving in the State Capital.
He claimed that the rally of Rahul Gandhi would be a historic one in terms of a mammoth gathering. Congress leader Mahesh Joshi said that the people, especially youth, are very enthusiastic about the rally of Rahul Gandhi and the crowd at Parade Ground on Saturday would break all previous records.
Meanwhile Anugrah Narayan Singh, Pritam Singh, Rajesh Dharmani, Pritam Singh, leader of the Opposition Indira Hridayesh, state party vice-president Surya Kant Dhasmana, Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Tamta, many former Ministers, MLAs and leaders of the party affiliates brainstormed at the party office on the day in connection with Saturday’s meeting.
Many of them also visited Parade Ground to take stock of the preparations. Meanwhile, the Special Protection Group (SPG) team is camping in the city to oversee security arrangement for the Congress president.
Saturday, 16 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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