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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress to appoint 1 crore 'booth assistants' across country for effective management

Letters were sent to the state unit chiefs on September 13 asking them to ensure that they enrol at least 10 assistants at every booth with the help of district and block units of the party.  

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 16, 2018 18:20 IST ]

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Congress will appoint as many as one crore 'booth assistants' across the country for effective booth management in the run up to the 2019 general elections, party leaders said on Sunday.

Congress party general secretary Ashok Gehlot wrote to the office bearers and state presidents of the all All India Congress Committee (AICC) intimating about it, after approval of proposal by party chief Rahul Gandhi.

Letters were sent to the state unit chiefs on September 13 asking them to ensure that they enrol at least 10 assistants at every booth with the help of district and block units of the party.

Gehlot further directed them to make sure that each booth assistant visits at least 20-25 households.

According to party sources, the decision was taken during the September 6 meeting of Congress state in-charges and state treasurers chaired by Gehlot and party treasurer Ahmed Patel while the Gandhi scion was on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar.

National Secretary (Organisation) of the Congress J D Salim told PTI: "The party has decided that at least 10 assistants will be roped in at every booth. There are around 10 lakh booths across the country and we will have to appoint 1 crore booth assistants."

"We are aiming to achieve the target before the upcoming assembly polls," he added. 

(With PTI inputs)

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