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Maharashtra Congress begins 2019 poll prep with training workshops for party workers

Sessions start on January 21 in Palghar; leaders want to strengthen the party at grass-roots level

mumbai Updated: Jan 17, 2018 12:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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At the workshop, Congress workers will be trained to use social media, to address citizens’ issues and to expose failed BJP schemes. (HT File Photo)

In a move that indicates it does not want to tarry with preparations for the 2019 elections, the Maharashtra Congress said it will hold workshops for party workers over the next three months in all districts of the state.

The aim is to strengthen the party at the grass-roots level, leaders said.

The sessions are set to begin on January 21. The first series of workshops will be held in Palghar, and will continue till the end of March.

National and state party leaders, including Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan and All India Congress Committee general secretary and Maharashtra in-charge Mohan Prakash, will talk to workers about various issues, such as the Bhima Koregaon violence, the Supreme Court crisis, and the BJP’s failed policies in the state and at the Centre.

Party workers will also be trained to use social media, address citizens’ issues and expose failed government schemes.

“The BJP has been promoting policies of ‘disintegration’ in the country to retain power and spread its roots in the state. All promises related to development have taken the backseat as the ruling party is more interested in strengthening its votebank. We will train our workers to enable them to communicate these things to people,” Chavan said.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 12:48 IST