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Cong keen to emerge as credible alternative

THE State Congress on Wednesday held a brain-storming session declaring that the party was keen to emerge as a credible alternative in the coming Vidhan Sabha elections. Much significance is being attached to the party?s brain- storming sessions being organised to make it stronger in the post-poll political scenario as there are no possibilities of a pre-poll tie-up with any other party. Although all former legislators and the sitting legislators had been invited to the meeting, less than half of them turned up.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2006 01:06 IST

THE State Congress on Wednesday held a brain-storming session declaring that the party was keen to emerge as a credible alternative in the coming Vidhan Sabha elections.

Much significance is being attached to the party’s brain- storming sessions being organised to make it stronger in the post-poll political scenario as there are no possibilities of a pre-poll tie-up with any other party. Although all former legislators and the sitting legislators had been invited to the meeting, less than half of them turned up.

The Congress workers urged the senior party leaders to ensure greater interaction with them to revive the party.

The party has already started working towards this direction by dividing the State into eight sectors and putting each sector under the charge of a senior party leader.

The party has held dharnas focusing on the law and order situation with specific reference to Mehar Bhargava murder case, said the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Ashok Gehlot talking to media persons here on Wednesday.

Gehlot said the decision to align with the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party had harmed party’s interest. The Congress did not propose to reach any electoral understanding with any political party at this stage, he said.

Instead, the Congress proposed to focus on the issue-based politics, he added.

About Congress’s poor performance in the by-poll, Gehlot said the performance gave no indication towards of the people’s mood in the Vidhan Sabha poll.

Replying to a question, he said the party’s revamping exercise would be completed soon. As Mulayam Singh Yadav government’s was bound to go after the Vidhan Sabha elections, the Congress’s strategy would be to emerge victorious in the Vidhan Sabha poll, he said.

Referring to two yatras that the BJP launched on Wednesday, Gehlot said the BJP was trying to mislead the nation. The BJP had reneged on its promises on temple and common civil code, he said.