Congress finding it hard to get dedicated volunteers for polls

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Published on 1 April 2016 12:17 PM GMT

Congress finding it hard to get dedicated volunteers for polls
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Lucknow: The newly-appointed election strategist of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee Prashant Kishor may have prepared lofty plans in coming assembly polls in the state but the initial exercise fall flat as the party has not been able to identify 32 dedicated volunteers in 120 organisational units of the state so far.

Prashant Kishor , in his first meeting with the district and city presidents of the Congress in Lucknow on March 10 last, had tasked them to give list of 32 volunteers from each of the units by March 31 but as of on April 1 , only 80 units had provided him the list. '' It is not easy to find out dedicated workers from a party so demoralised in Up,'' a senior party leader quipped.

Prashant Kishor had laid out a plan to identify 32 dedicated workers, 20 from the Congress and two each from the frontal organisations namely Mahila Congress, Youth Congress, NSUI, Sewa Dal, SC and ST Cell and Minority Cell by March 31 to move ahead with the strategy in view of the next assembly polls.

'' How the party will go to polls when unable to find sincere and selfless volunteers and that too when the Prashant Kishor has targeted 100 assembly seats,'' another senior leader seemingly peeved off with new order in the party.

As per the reports , the Congress in UP has budgeted about Rs 400 crore and making efforts to rope in Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to revive party's fortune in 2017 assembly polls.

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