Congress to hold 3-day Chintan Shivir to discuss strategy for upcoming elections

13 May, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

According to party sources, the three-day Chintan Shivir, which begins on Friday in Udaipur, will focus on discussions about 'communal polarization,' farmers' issues, and strengthening the party fo...

A three-day Chintan Shivir, which begins on Friday in Udaipur, will focus on discussions about ‘communal polarization,’ farmers’ issues, and strengthening the party for the forthcoming elections.

Sonia Gandhi, the interim president of the Congress, will address the party leaders at the Chintan Shivir, according to sources. Chintan Shivir has been divided into six groups. Each group will consist of 60 to 70 members. There will be no paper discussion.

Congress leaders will tackle the Centre-State relationship, the situation in the northeastern states, the Jammu and Kashmir issue, and sectarian polarization during the programme.

Other committees will debate concerns like public sector disinvestment, rising inflation, minority and women’s affairs, and youth will discuss the New Education Policy and rising unemployment. The Agriculture Committee will talk about MSP legalization, loan forgiveness, and the wheat price issue.

The national, state, district, and block-level reforms will be considered by the organization committee, but most crucially, the “One Family One Ticket” approach will be debated.

The motive of Congress for organizing the Chintan Shivir exercise, according to a party senior who is an active participant, is to deliberate about the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Chintan Shivir will concentrate on developing a party action plan and taking actions to enhance the organization.

Sonia Gandhi will address the Shivir on the first day, and talks will continue on the second day. On the final day, Rahul Gandhi will address the public, and the Congress interim president will conclude his speech.