Purpose of party's training programmes to prepare army of trained workers before UP polls: Priyanka Gandhi

Speaking at a training camp organised in Badaun through video conferencing, she said, "You all went from village to village with message of party. Now you will have to continue going among people."

Priyanka Gandhi (File photo)
Priyanka Gandhi (File photo)
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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday said that one of the main purposes behind the party's ongoing training programmes was to prepare an army of trained workers before the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections for reaching out to villages for conveying the message of the party.

Speaking at a training camp organised in Badaun district through video conferencing , she said, "The aim behind the training camps was to prepare an army of trained workers before the elections. You all went from village to village with the message of the party . Now you will have to continue going among the people."

According to a statement issued by UP Congress spokesman Anshu Awasthi, the Congress general secretary told the office bearers and workers that when she became the in-charge, people said that the organization of the Congress is not strong and that is why the results are not coming.

"That is why for the first time after 25-30 years, the organization of Congress is slowly progressing in every district and every village. The aim of the training was to first meet each other and the spirit of service takes shape," she said.

She said that the other purpose of this training was that the people know about their ideology properly, because there should be clarity on it. The ideology of the party on various issues and its stand should be known so that people are clear on every issue about what has to be said.

The Congress general secretary said that after this training, the workers will be involved in the "har gaon Congress abhiyan", terming it it as the most important campaign under which presidents have to be made at the village level.

"Many loyal people who did not leave the party and have been raising the party's flag for 20-30 years, should be given their place of honour," she said, adding that the youth in the party needs to give proper respect to senior leaders and take them along.

Gandhi said that if the worker in the village is not strong and the voice of the people is not raised then the party's organisation is not strong.

"We will form an army of two lakh workers through these training programmes. Listen carefully to what is being told during the training and speak your mind. You should participate in these camps properly so that good results can come," she added.

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