Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Gujarat elections reletead news

The Congress, which has been out of power in Gujarat for nearly two decades, is gearing up for the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat — considered an uphill battle — in a big way. And as part of the plan, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will launch the party’s campaign for the elections in the first week of September and then take part in four yatras — like the ones he had undertaken in Uttar Pradesh — in the four regions of the state.
The party has already divided the state into four regions and newly appointed AICC secretaries — Rajeev Satav, Varsha Gaikwad, Harshvardhan Sapkal and Jitu Patwari — have been given charge of each zone. AICC secretary Prakash Joshi, who was in charge of Uttar Pradesh, has been asked to be stationed in Gandhinagar to coordinate and monitor the election-related activities.

Rahul is set to be in Ahmedabad on September 4. He is slated to address a meeting of elected representatives of the party from district and taluka panchayats, kickstarting the campaign. The party has identified unemployment, corruption (on the basis of adverse CAG reports) and agrarian distress as the issues to be used to target the BJP government.