Dik­shit heads Con­gress con­ven­tion in Ki­rari

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htre­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: In the run-up to the up­com­ing par­lia­men­tary polls, the Delhi Con­gress is plan­ning to go back to the grass­roots and strengthen its lo­cal units.

Sheila Dik­shit, the newly-ap­pointed pres­i­dent of the party’s Delhi wing, has been con­duct­ing dis­trict-level con­ven­tions since last week in an at­tempt to keep its pack to­gether and to give out the mes­sage of a “united Con­gress” to vot­ers.

On Sun­day, Dik­shit headed the dis­trict com­mit­tee con­ven­tion at north­west Delhi’s Ki­rari, where she urged party mem­bers to work to­wards bring­ing the party back to power in the city.

Such dis­trict meet­ings chaired by Dik­shit, which be­gan last week, will con­tinue across the na­tional cap­i­tal in the com­ing weeks.

Sources from the party said that the idea be­hind such meet­ings is to strengthen the party in the lo­cal units and to give a sense of be­long­ing to lower-rung party work­ers.

Mem­bers will also be en­cour- aged to be­gin door-to-door cam­paigns, bas­ing their con­ver­sa­tion with vot­ers around lack of de­vel­op­ment af­ter the Con­gress was voted out of power.

“Ever since the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power, Delhi has be­come a ter­ri­ble place to live in. They, along with the BJP in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, are only feed­ing lies to the people of Delhi and ru­in­ing their lives,” Dik­shit said Sun­day.

Apart from Dik­shit, Delhi Pradesh Con­gress Com­mit­tee (DPCC) work­ing pres­i­dents Ha­roon Yusuf and Ra­jesh Lilothia, for­mer leg­is­la­tors Bi­jen­dra Singh, Jaik­ishen and Jag­pravesh Ku­mar, mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil­lors and mem­bers of the dis­trict Mahila Con­gress were also present at the con­ven­tion.

Ad­dress­ing the crowd, Dik­shit said that the roads of the area were last re­paired when the Con­gress govern­ment was in power, at the cost of ₹4,500 crore.

“Since then, nei­ther the BJP in the Cen­tre nor the AAP in the state have both­ered to make any re­pairs. The roads are laden with pot­holes and are wors­en­ing the plight of res­i­dents here,” she said.

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