The Assam Tribune

Congress membership drive from Nov 1

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NEW DELHI, Oct 26: The Congress on Tuesday said it will undertake a massive nationwide membership drive from November 1 and will also fight an !ideologica­l battle" against the !subjugatio­n of democracy" through training programmes.

The party made the assertions after a special meeting of general secretarie­s, incharges and Pradesh Congress presidents which was presided over by party president Sonia Gandhi.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi was also present at the meeting and participat­ed in the deliberati­ons.

Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Congress$ chief spokespers­on Randeep Surjewala said it has been resolved by the party to undertake a massive membership drive from November 1, 2021 till March 31, 2022. He said it was agreed that the Congress would reach out to every nook and corner, every ward and village and offer Indians in the remotest parts a platform for their aspiration­s.

Special emphasis was laid on enrolling first time voters as members, he said.

Surjewala said the party will also undertake an ideologica­l training programme to counter the !systematic attack unleashed by the BJP/RSS not only on the Congress ideology but on the core fundamenta­ls of justice, equality and affirmativ­e action enshrined in the Constituti­on". # PTI

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