Himachal Congress House Focuses On Lok Sabha Elections

Shimla: The congress decided to enroll only those member who joined the party without any pre-conditions as senior leaders took stock of party functioning and preparedness for the Lok Sabha elections at its general house meeting here on Sunday.

State president Kaul Singh Thakur said that performance of the working committee would be reviewed from time to time. Asking congressmen to gear up for general Lok Sabha elections, he said membership drive should be given priority. The congress would stand by the agitating PTA teachers and would continue to raise the issue of restoring the state administrative tribunal, he said at the meet.

Taking stock of the loss in the assembly elections, the party leaders concurred that the 7 % vote share which BSP captured was mainly responsible for the party losing power in the state, Kuldeep Rahtore, party spokesman disclosed.

Discussing about party indiscipline and re-entry of those members who had opposed official candidates in the assembly elections, the leaders were of the opinion that memberships be given at the block level only. The state unit held its general house after three years and within two months since Kaul Singh Thakur became the new president.

Former chief minister Virbhadra Singh could not attend the meeting because of a personal function, said Rathore. Other leaders who attended the general house meet included, Anand Sharma, Vidya Stokes, sitting and former legislators and other leaders.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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