Kazargode | Seeking to galvanise party cadres ahead of civic polls and highlighting various political and social issues, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president V M Sudheeran today started his over a month-long road campaign across the state. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy flagged off the campaign.
The road show named Janapaksha Yatra highlights various issues faced by the society apart from political galvanisation of the organisation. The campaign will conclude in Thiruvananthapuram on December 9 after criss-crossing all districts of the state, which will be attended by Rahul Gandhi.
Oommen Chandy while speaking at the inaugural function said this Yahtra is not against any political party but for the common good of the people. He asserted Congress would come back strongly under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
He said the programme was being taken up at a time when the people of the country wished the Congress to attain more strength. The Left parties which had rejoiced at the defeat of Congress in Lok Sabha elections were now repenting, he said.
Left parties’ blind opposition to Congress party contributed to their rout in the Parliament election, he added. We do not consider the people as our enemy for the party’s defeat, he said, adding We will remain with the people and correct our shortcomings and move forward… that is the tradition of the party.
AICC General Secretary Mukul Vasnik in his speech lauded the Congress party’s work in the state. Others who spoke included Sudheeran and Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.
The yatra would highlight achievements of Congress-led UDF government including various steps taken to rid the state of the liquor and drug menace. The KPCC is organising the yatra to bring the attention of people to various social and political issues and to awaken the public to meet these challenges- It claimed.
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