Rahul advises party workers to shun groupism

Amethi (UP): Undeterred by the poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today advised party workers to shun groupism and strengthen the organisation.

"You all should shun groupism and work unitedly to strengthen the party. Some changes are in the offing to strengthen the organisation…I want to see the strong organisation at village level", Rahul told party workers while reviewing the party`s performance in Amethi constituency.

Rahul was apprised by party workers about groupism, neglect of grass root workers and poor selection of candidates on which he asked them to prepare for future challenges.

On demands of development and employment, Rahul, according to party workers, announced opening of a national paper mill in the constituency providing job opportunities to over 8,000 persons. He also assured them that problems related to departments like railways, agriculture and electricity would be looked into.

Despite Rahul`s sister Priyanka solely dedicating herself for the ten Assembly seats in Amethi and Rae Bareli campaigning extensively. The party had managed only two seats in Amethi, drawing a blank in Rae Bareli.

In the last elections, the party had bagged seven seats here. During the review meeting of Amethi, former MLA Amita Singh, who lost elections and her supporters were conspicuous by their absence.

Singh is wife of party MP from Sultanpur Sanjay Singh, against whom some of the candidates alleged non-cooperation during elections.

Earlier, miffed at being denied a meeting with Gandhi, activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) raised slogans outside the Munshiganj guest house where he was staying and alleged anomalies in development works in the constituency. Rahul, however met and heard their grievances and assured them of all possible help.

Rahul, according to one of the activists, assured that hand pumps would be installed in all the villages and he would look into the anomalies, if any, in Rajiv Gandhi rural electrification project.