Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017: Rahul Gandhi looking for ‘full-time’ Congress workers for poll preparation

New Delhi, April 20: In the wake of upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is looking for full-time party workers who could indulge in electioneering round the clock in the poll-bound state. The requirement was made by Rahul Gandhi in the aftermath of a series of defeats faced by the Congress in the recent assembly elections.While speaking at a recent brainstorming session of Congress in the national capital, Rahul rooted for full-time cadres in Himachal Pradesh, along with Gujarat, to improve the fortunes of the party. He reportedly sought such vanguards of Congress party among the volunteers who have registered for election work.

The brainstorming session lasted for nearly 3 hours at the Congress headquarters. At least 45 senior leaders of the Congress, including former Union Ministers P Chidambaram, Kishore Chandra Deo, Kumari Selja and M M Pallam Raju were present for the meeting.

Apart from pitching for full-time cadres, Rahul also stressed on the need to decentralise the Congress, reported Free Press Journal. The call for decentralisation was made in a bid to empower the grassroot the cadres and local level leaders of the Congress. The party is also expected to move into an intra-party election in November to appoint new leaders for various posts in the party.

The Himachal Pradesh assembly elections 2017 are slated for later in the year. As per reports, the polling could be conducted in November. Congress is currently in power in the state, with veteran politician Virbhadra Singh leading as the Chief Minister.


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