With eyes on ensuing assembly elections, the Haryana Congress has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to strengthen party by having a connect with the workers and roping in new faces.
Interacting with newspersons, chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and state party president Ashok Tanwar, who held a meeting with the newly appointed observers, said that it had been decided to launch “party jhanda (flag) drive” in which all workers and leaders would be asked to hoist party flag on their residences or business houses.
Likewise, the party would soon have toll-free numbers for separate party wings at district as well as state levels where they could lodge their suggestion or objection to any decision of the party or leader, they said. Beginning June 5, the party leaders including Hooda and AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmed would also be holding meetings at various places.
When asked party action against some senior leaders who had been openly flaying state government as well as Hooda for alleged lop-sided development, Tanwar said that the party high command had been apprised about the same and an action in the context was awaited.
On the question of likely delay in the action, he categorically said that it was on party’s recommendation that the AICC acted quickly in dissolving all the party units in Haryana. “Is se ek message party mein clear gaya hai ki AICC ke action mein dhilayi nahin hogi (This has made it clear that high command would act sternly against indiscipline),” he said, adding, “The dedicated workers would be given berths in units which would be in place by July 31.
Asked to comment on the chances of HJC leader Kuldeep Bishnoi joining Congress, Tanwar said that any one could join Congress, adding such decision were to be taken by party leadership and not him alone.
On the student bodies elections, both Hooda and Tanwar held that they always supported student polls.