All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Asha Kumari on Saturday held a meeting with the presidents of the district and block committees of the party here and made it clear that there was no place for shirkers in the party.
Kumari, who is secretary in charge of Haryana and MLA from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh asked the participants to hold regular monthly meetings on fixed dates and pre-determined venues and that these meetings were to be attended by the executive body of the respective districts and blocks.
“The reports of the monthly meetings will have to be sent to Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) office which will send it to the AICC as desired by AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, on monthly basis,” Kumari said.
“The presidents of the district and block committees of the party, who will not be able to hold regular meetings, will have to clear the way for new persons,” Kumari said.
Phool Chand Mullana, president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, who also spoke on the occasion, exhorted the participants to exert for implementing the radical changes being brought in the functioning of the different units of the Congress by Rahul Gandhi and his team.
Many “abstain” from meet
Meanwhile, as anticipated, several district and block presidents were conspicuous for their absence at the meeting. According to the sources, as many as 11 of the total 32 district presidents and more than 50 of the total 178 block presidents did not attend the meeting. Most of them were said to have affiliation with different rival groups within the party.