Hyderabad: AICC Incharge Manickam Tagore on Tuesday said that the District Congress Committee (DCC) Presidents must play an important role in the agitation against the new anti-farmer laws of BJP-led NDA Government.
Addressing DCC presidents through video conferencing, he said that the agitation would continue till the NDA Government withdraws the controversial Bills.
He alleged that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was trying to hand over the entire farming sector in India to his corporate friends like Adani.
While Mr Modi and Adani were acting as villains to farmers, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his son K Taraka Rama Rao were behaving like mute spectators to the injustice being done to the farming community, a party statement said.
Describing the DCCs as the backbone of Congress party, Mr Tagore assured that all DCCs would be given due recognition and importance.
He said, no major decision would be taken without consulting the DCC Presidents and added a new system would be put in place to incorporate the views and suggestions of DCCs in the strategy.
He said various parameters would be set and DCCs would be involved in the decision-making process including the selection of candidates.
He asked them to keep themselves ready for next elections in terms of infrastructure and other requirements.
Mt Tagore said that a new consultation mechanism would be put in place along with fixing accountability.
“Future of the Congress party lies in our hands. We are among a few privileged people who got a role to play for the betterment of society. Many aspirants could not reach where we stand today. Therefore, we should develop an effective communication system and design a better consultation mechanism to ensure achievement of desired goals, he added.
Our main aim, as a team, should be to win the next Assembly elections in 2023”, he said.
The Congress leader made it clear that discipline would be of paramount importance and not an iota of indiscipline within the party would be tolerated.
He noted that social media was being used within the party to defame or promote a few Congress leaders. “Even this will be treated as indiscipline. Social media should be used to take the Congress party’s message to the public and not to tarnish the image of any Congress leader”, he warned.
The AICC Incharge directed the DCC presidents to commence work on enrolment of voters for Graduates Constituencies of Telangana Legislative Council.
He also asked them to strengthen the party’s organisational network at Panchayat Raj level and finalise the names of Mandal Presidents at the earliest.
Speaking on the occasion, TPCC President Capt N Uttam Kumar Reddy, MP praised the great work done by all DCC Presidents during the lockdown period due to Covid-19.
He said Telangana unit has been rated top among all PCCs in providing required help and assistance to migrant workers during the lockdown.
Mr Reddy said, the DCCs have displayed huge commitment in following the directions of Congress leadership to help the migrant workers in every possible manner.
The DCC Presidents have expressed their resolve to work hard to bring the Congress party back to power in the next Assembly election.