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Highlight Modi govt's 'dictatorial style' of governance, burning issues in Lok Sabha poll campaign: Rahul Gandhi to Congress office-bearers

In the meeting, the Congress chief said the candidate selection process should be more inclusive and participation of maximum party stakeholders and workers should be ensured.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 09, 2019 23:40 IST ]

Rahul Gandhi

Raise Modi government's "dictatorial style" of governance and "burning issues" such as farm distress and unemployment in the Lok Sabha poll campaign, Congress President Rahul Gandhi asked office-bearers on Saturday. 
 
The Congress President held a meeting with state Congress Committee presidents and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders and discussed the party's strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Earlier this week, Rahul had also met All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretaries and state in-charges.
 
In the meeting, the Congress chief said the candidate selection process should be more inclusive and participation of maximum party stakeholders and workers should be ensured.
 
He also instructed the leaders to complete the candidate selection process as soon as possible, according to a statement released by the Congress general secretary in-charge of organisation.
 
Gandhi urged state unit chiefs and Legislature Party leaders to expose the "anti-farmers, anti-youth, anti-women and anti-people" policies of the Modi government.
 
He stressed on highlighting in the party's campaign the "burning issues of unemployment, farmers distress, sabotage of constitutional bodies, misuse of the institutions and investigative agencies".
 
Gandhi stated during the meeting that the "dictatorial style" of governance should be highlighted in the campaign, the statement said.
 
He also emphasised that the pro-people policies proposed by the Congress party such as the minimum income guarantee programme should be taken to the people across the country.
 
The state unit chiefs were asked to focus on state-oriented major issues and to suggest them to the AICC Manifesto Committee, the statement said.
 
"Today I met with our CLP Leaders & PCC Chiefs from all over India to review our election preparedness & strategy in each state. We discussed a wide range of issues related to the upcoming elections. I thank all those who came to Delhi to attend this meeting," Gandhi tweeted after the meeting.
 
(With PTI inputs)
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