Senior posts for Cong workers from grassroots level: Rahul
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Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011, 22:03
Orai/Hamirpur: Congress will reward workers who have risen from the grassroots with senior posts at the state and national levels, party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Friday said.

"Workers who have calibre will be given a chance to rise instead of those who have came directly," he told a meeting of party workers at Banshidhar college in Orai.

He said only those who had experience at the ground level would be given higher posts.

"Common workers in the field will be given preference in the party organsiation. Those who are contributing to increasing base of the party at the booth level will also be given priority in ticket distribution for Assembly and Lok Sabha polls," he said.

Gandhi said earlier workers used to work at the ground level but relatives of some big leaders elbowed them out to grab important posts. "But, it will not happen now," he said, adding those who will work will be given party posts.

At the same time he took pot shots at both the ruling BSP and main opposition SP saying in these parties only one leader has the power to take all decisions. This is not the case with Congress, he said.

Referring to Uttar Pradesh, where Assembly elections are due early next year, Gandhi said youths from the state had to go to Maharashtra, Punjab and South India in search of jobs as employment was not available in their state.

"The situation in UP is not good. Roads are in a pitiable condition, power generation is half what it was in 1990," Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to Bundelkhand region, said.

As the district administration denied permission to the Congress for landing of helicopter in the police line premises, the Congress leader reached here from Hamirpur by road.

City Magistrate Indra Pal Uttam said permission was not given as Gandhi was on a political visit.

In Hamirpur, Gandhi urged youths to actively participate in politics as they could change the political scenario with their enthusiasm.

He said Congress would not give tickets to those who do not have a base among the people of a particular area.

During his hour-long interaction with youths, he asked them to reach out to the grassroots level and propagate welfare schemes of the UPA government.

Earlier, Congress leader Dijvijay Singh urged partymen to be prepared for a decisive battle to uproot the "corrupt" Mayawati government in the state.


First Published: Friday, April 29, 2011, 22:03

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