The Congress general secretaries and state in-charges met on Tuesday at the AICC headquarters to discuss membership, training, agitation program and strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections.

  • Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Manipur will go to polls in early 2022
  • Congress will launch its membership drive from November 1

New Delhi: 

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, on Tuesday, said that the party must fight the ‘diabolical campaign of BJP/RSS ideologically’. Against the backdrop of voices of dissent from within the Congress party, Gandhi also called for ‘unity and discipline’ within the party in order to ‘expose’ the ‘lies’ of the BJP.

“The fight to defend our democracy, our Constitution & the Congress Party’s ideology begins with being fully prepared to identify and counter false propaganda,” Gandhi said, in her opening remarks during the meeting of general secretaries, state in-charges and Pradesh Congress Committee presidents.

Gandhi held a meeting at the AICC headquarters to discuss membership, training, agitation program and strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections. The grand old party is also likely to discuss the roadmap for its mass jan jagran campaign from November 14 till 29. The party has announced to hold “massive agitation” against the rise in fuel prices during the said period.

The meeting comes two days after Congress released its membership requisites.

According to the Congress’ membership form, any person wishing to join the party will have to make sure that he/she never consumes alcohol and drugs or criticise the party and its programmes in public forums.

The party will launch a membership drive on November 1 and it will continue till March 31, 2022.
As per the schedule approved by the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the election of the new Congress president will be held between August 21 and September 20.

“I am a habitual wearer of certified Khadi; I abstain from alcoholic drinks and intoxicant drugs; I neither believe in nor practise social discrimination in any shape or form and undertake to work for its removal; I believe in an integrated society without distinction of religion or caste; I undertake to perform minimum tasks including manual labour as may be prescribed by the Working Committee; I do not own any property in excess of ceiling laws” are the list of undertakings a new Congress member will have to sign in for.

During today’s meet, the party is also expected to discuss the modalities of the membership drive and other issues.



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