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Congress’ ‘Chintan Shivir’: Party to prepare declaration letter today

  • Bhaskar News
  • Jan 19, 2013, 17:50 PM IST
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Jaipur:The Congress Party’s assessment session ‘Chintan Shivir’ entered its second day. The meeting phase of party-level groups has ended. The chiefs of all five groups will meet on Saturday and assess results of the deliberations in the function. It is likely that the declaration letter on the session would be prepared which would be formally tabled in AICC conference.

Meanwhile, on the first day of the ‘Chintan Shivir’, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi addressed party leaders. In the youth-centric speech, she addressed recent outburst of anger against the government in the Delhi gang-rape case, saying that party leaders should leave no stones unturned in ensuring safety of women in their constituency. She said that her party would set an agenda in this regard.

Talking of the achievements of the party, Sonia said that in the last 9 years of power, UPA Government had brought prosperity in the country and reinforced the economy. She admitted that the government also came face-to-face with challenges, which it accepted and won with the help of its loyal supporters.

She, however, expressed concerns over rift between party leaders on state level. She said that due to lack of team spirit in the leaders, the Party had to forgo chances that the countrymen wanted to give to the party. She said the infighting was the reason due to which the party had to sit in opposition benches in many states.

 

 

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    Congress’ ‘Chintan Shivir’: Party to prepare declaration letter today

    UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi raised grave concern and anguish over recent spate of rapes in the country. She called upon his party members to decide an agenda on women’s safety and to change the mindset of the society toward women.

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    Conflicting views on alliances, including the demand for going it alone in some states, and a review of the decision of diesel price decontrol were among a host of issues raised at the Chintan Shivir , the two-day conclave that will be followed by a day-long session of AICC on Sunday.

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    A demand for declaring Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of the party before 2014 polls was made at the Congress brainstorming conclave that began on Friday.

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    Congress’ ‘Chintan Shivir’: Party to prepare declaration letter today

    MPs Raj Babbar, Avtar Singh Badana and some other members made the demand for Rahul as PM at the strategy meet attended by significantly over 150 members of the Youth Congress and NSUI delegates who were invited at the instance of Rahul Gandhi.

     

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    The discussion on the issue of women empowerment also saw a strong demand for passage of the long-pending women reservation bill which seeks to provide 33 percent reservation in Parliament and assemblies.While all women members, including Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, favoured its early passage, AICC secretary Praveen Davar, while making a strong pitch for it, said the clearance of the bill should not be the responsibility of only women members and that it was time male members in the party also treat it on a priority basis.

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    During the discussions, some members accused social media and television channels of having an anti-Congress bias arguing that while they highlighted the Delhi gangrape case, rape cases in BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh went under-reported.

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    Animated Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi in his room. 

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    Shiela Dikshit was also present in the shivir.

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    Two Chief Ministers. HP CM Virbdhadra Singh and Assam CM Tarun Gogoi. 

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