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Congress prepares strategy for Badrinath, Manglaur by polls

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

After announcing its candidates for Badrinath and Manglaur Vidhan Sabha by elections, the Uttarakhand Congress has started giving final touches to its strategy for the upcoming polls.

On Tuesday the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Karan Mahara convened a meeting of the heads of the frontal organisations, departments and cells at Congress Bhawan. In-depth discussions on the upcoming by elections were held in the meeting.

 Addressing the meeting, Mahara said that held immediately after the Lok Sabha elections, the two Assembly by-elections are a challenge for the Congress party. He said that the Congress party contested the Lok Sabha elections with its full might and the workers were united in the fight against the BJP. The PCC president said that though the  party lost the LS elections in the State, the vote percentage of Congress has increased substantially. He exhorted the party workers and leaders that the upcoming by-elections of Badrinath and Manglaur should be contested with full might and in a united manner. Mahara expressed confidence that the Congress candidates will register big victories in both Badrinath and Manglaur. He said that the Congress workers should work at booth level and meet every voter personally. He said that the person to person contact programme and corner meetings in streets will prove beneficial for the party.

 The president of Mahila Congress, Jyoti Rautela said that in the recently held LS elections the male voters favoured the Congress party more than women voters. She said that the party should focus on the women voters and for it the women workers of Congress party should be involved in the campaign. Rautela added that the senior leaders of the party should be given responsibilities.

The president of Youth Congress Sumittar Bhullar suggested that teams of young workers should be asked to hold corner meetings where the young voters should be informed by unemployment, Agnipath scheme and recruitment scams.

The party’s social media vice president Vishal Maurya said that the party should focus on social media to widen its reach.

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