Congressmen take pledge to strengthen the party

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Patna, Aug 21 (UNI) Congress leaders and workers today took pledge to stregthen the party for regaining its past glory on the occasion of Sankalp Diwas, organised to mark the 64th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Several senior leaders, including Union Ministers Subodh Kant Sahay and Shakeel Ahmad, besides a host of other prominent leaders and thousands of party workers took pledge on the occasion.

Addressing the function, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shakeel Ahmad exhorted the party workers to work for strengthening the organisation in accordance with ideals and vision of the Rajiv Gandhi.

During his tenure as Prime Minister, Mr Gandhi had initiated several steps for strngthening the Panchayati Raj system and empowerment of women, he added.

Mr Gandhi had emphasised on imparting quality education to students in science and technology faculty, he said.

Mr Ahmad recalled that the former Prime Minister had also taken several steps to check the rampant corruption in government machinery to execute the welfare schemes effectively.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of State for food processing Subodh Kant Sahay said the Congress workers should strive hard to strenghten the party in Bihar and bring back its past glory.

Among others, who spoke on the occasion, were former Union Ministers K K Tiwari and Jagdish Tytler, newly appointed president of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee(BPCC) Anil Kumar Sharma and former president of BPCC Sadanand Singh.

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