AICC Congress General Secretary & In-charge UP State affairs Rahul Gandhi attended UPCC meeting at Lucknow on June 7 to oversee affairs relating to the 2012 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Next year’s elections are crucial as the state is stagnating and people are fed up with Mayawati’s oppressive and corrupt government. The people have now started looking towards the Congress Party to reverse the present situation.
All party leaders were present at the meeting including UPCC President Rita Bahuguna Joshi.
After the meeting Digvijay Singh clarified that Gandhi’s “Mission 2012” would not be confined to the assembly elections alone. “Mission 2012 would go well beyond the assembly elections until we succeed in putting Uttar Pradesh back to its erstwhile number one position,” Singh said at the press conference.
The meeting decided to hold discussion on the 403 assembly seats in the next meeting. However, only such seats would be taken up for discussion for which there would be many contenders. There was a general agreement that the emphasis would be on drawing a consensus on most candidates.
UPCC decided not to enter into pre-poll alliance with BJP, SP and BSP for Assembly elections. It authorised party AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to finalise tie-up with smaller parties for pre-poll alliances. The party would give preference to backward, minority and youths in ticket distribution. New faces would be given a chance in place of those who have contested party elections several times but could not succeed.
It was decided to hold Mahapanchayat of farmers at Bhatta Parsaul in which farmers grievances would be heard and their proposal for formulating a comprehensive land settlement and rehabilitation policy would be collected.
The party decided to compile charge sheets of the wrongdoings, land-grabbing and other criminal acts of the BSP MPs, MLAs ministers and party coordinators. The list would be presented before the Governor and then the workers…