Patna: Hours after his appointment as the
new Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) President Mehboob
Ali Kaiser on Wednesday said that he will set out to bring together
all factions within the party as his immediate task.
"All of us will sit together to iron out differences
so that the state unit of Congress would present itself as a
viable political alternative during the assembly polls due
later this years," Kaiser who replaced Anil Sharma, said.
"Internal differences among the leaders have been
hurting the party`s image in Bihar," Kaiser, an MLA from Simri
Bakhtiyar constituency in Saharsa district, told reporters.
Congress high command earlier in the day replaced the
incumbent BPCC President Anil Sharma with Kaiser as well as
the state unit in-charge Jagdish Tytler with Mukul Wasnik.
Congress state unit has been riven with dissension for
some time with a group of leaders, reportedly with a backing
of Tytler, had offered to resign from various posts to protest
Sharma`s "high handed" approach.
"It is imperative for all the Congress leaders and
workers to bury their differences and come together to face
the challenge of the assembly polls together," Kaiser said.
He said the performance of the UPA government at the
Centre and its policies and programmes would be the major
poll planks for Bihar.
The Congress would also tell the electorate that the
transformation of Bihar as a developing state has also been
due to the central government`s generous funding of various
projects over the years.