Congress unveils slogan for Bihar polls

Congress on Saturday unveiled a new slogan for the Bihar Assembly elections projecting itself as the only party which could bring about development in the state.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 23:30 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Saturday unveiled a new
slogan for the Bihar Assembly elections projecting itself as
the only party which could bring about development in the
state.
"Hamari ladai hai unse jo sirf baaten banate hain, Ab
jarurat hai kaam ki, Bihar ke unche naam ki" (our fight is
against those who only play with words. The need now is of
work and to restore the glory of Bihar), the slogan
conceptualised by party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi
said.

The slogan would be widely used in the six-phase Bihar
Assembly elections beginning next month. The slogan written
in Hindi in bold letters would be followed by the hand symbol
of the party in the publicity posters.

The slogan refers to the "misrule" of RJD for 15 years
even though Congress was its ally, party sources said.

"All the leaders - Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar -
have only played with words all these years after Congress
lost power in the state. Time has come to restore the former
glory of Bihar," a senior party leader said in the strategy.
Sources said more such slogans would be used in the days
to come when electioneering picks up and gains momentum.

Meanwhile, party sources indicated that the first list of
tickets could be announced in a day or two. The meeting of the
Central Election Committee, chaired by party President Sonia
Gandhi, deliberated on the names on September 22 and is
believed to have finalised around 140 names for the first
three phases of the elections.

PTI