Uttarakhand Congress leaders assure unity under new PCC chief
Putting a lid on infighting, the Uttarakhand Congress put up a show of unity as they welcomed the new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief.dehradun Updated: May 11, 2017 20:05 IST
Putting a lid on infighting, the Uttarakhand Congress put up a show of unity as they welcomed the new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief.
A half-kilometer road show was organized on Thursday as Pritam Singh took charge as Uttarakhand PCC president. Former chief minister Harish Rawat, too, was present at the event. Almost all Congress leaders unanimously agreed that the party will remain united under Singh’s leadership as he has cordial relations with all party workers.
“The Congress was defeated in the recently held state assembly elections. But the party is not finished yet, as believed by the BJP. We will bounce back. BJP will never be able to attain its dream of Congress-free India. Congressmen will work hard and strengthen the party’s base across the state,” said Singh in his maiden public address at a packed Congress office in Dehradun. Singh claimed that the BJP government has given enough issues to the Congress within two months of forming the government in the state.
“When we questioned them about the CBI inquiry ordered by the government on NH 74 scam in the assembly, they were speechless. They failed to reply on the steep increase in the price of PDS food grains. We are, however, willing to wait for six months as promised by senior party leaders. However, the Congress will be forced to hit the streets earlier if BJP keeps doing what it’s doing now,” said Singh as he appealed to party workers to join hands and strengthen the organization.
Speaking on the occasion, Harish Rawat assured Singh that he would assist him to revive the party in the state. “I assure the new PCC chief that the party will remain united under his leadership. Every leader and worker will work to strengthening the party’s base and defeat the BJP. Pritam Singh’s appointment has created a sense of confidence in the party cadre,” he said.
“No one can defeat the Congress if its leaders stand united. We have lost elections in the past not because of the BJP, but because of our infighting,” said the outgoing PCC president Kishore Upadhyay.
First Published: May 11, 2017 20:05 IST