Priyanka tells party cadres to work harder for success in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls
Emphasising that efforts were made to take the party organisation to the grassroots level in the past year and a half, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said party workers should join hands and work harder to win the 2022 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
“For the last one and a half years, our effort has been to take the Congress organisation to the grassroots level. We will get the ‘right’ results in the assembly elections only if all the partymen join hands and work harder for the next seven months,” she said, addressing party workers at the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee headquarters here.
She said the party workers, whether new or the elders, should work together and strengthen the organisation at the booth level. They should have the objective of working round the clock to win the polls, she added.
Asserting that Congress workers were the first to reach wherever there was a problem, she said the party cadres worked to provide the maximum help to the people in their fight against Covid-19. The party workers should associate themselves with issues concerning the people, the Congress leader said.
Cong’s UP poll manifesto to have youth agenda
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday assured the youths that her party would incorporate the “youth agenda” in the party’s manifesto for the assembly elections in UP. She gave this assurance after meeting a delegation of youths that discussed with her the issue of unemployment and an alleged delay in filling vacant posts in different government departments in UP.
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Pet parents in the city raise their voice against a proposed pet ban at the park, calling it “unfair” Cubbon Park, a popular spot in the city, has been a safe haven for dogs and their owners for years now. On Saturday, the Horticulture Department of Karnataka mulled over imposing a ban on pets in the park, based on several complaints of violations of guidelines for dogs.