Cong to hold dalit conference on Aug 20
Lucknow, Aug 7 (PTI) Congress will organise a Dalit conference here on
August 20 in which five members of the community from each Nyay
Panchayat will participate, UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi today said.
The Congress leader made the announcement addressing party district
and city presidents at a meeting here.
Asking partymen to gear up for the 2012 Assembly polls, Joshi said due
to Rahul Gandhi''s "activeness", people of the state looked at
Congress as an alternative.
The UPCC president exuded confidence that the party would form the
government on its own in the state and said no person with a criminal
background would be entertained in the party.
She asked partymen to keep an eye on Rs one crore sanctioned to every
district for flood-relief work and ensure that the money reaches the
She asked the party leaders to expose discrepancies in implementation
of MNREGA scheme after NRHM through RTI and directed party office
bearers to see to it that booth committees are formed by August 15.
Party MP Jagdambika Pal and Chairman National Commission for Scheduled
Castes P L Punia also addressed the partymen.
Punia underlined the need for strengthening booth level set-up to
ensure that the party reaches out to people.
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