Congress' 'connect with people' campaign starts on Wednesday

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Bangalore, June 15: The opposition Congress party's two month programme aimed at connecting it with people at the grassroot level and inform them of the B S Yeddyurappa led BJP government's alleged failures will be launched from Kora gram panchayat in Tumkur district on Tuesday, June 14.

The "Congress Nadige-Janara Balige (Congress' walk towards people) highlighting the ''achievements'' of its government at the Centre since the time of Jawaharlal Nehru till that of current Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, besides informing people of "corruption" in the Yeddyurappa government.

Congress has constituted 455 teams to carry on the campaign which will address 10,901 public meetings in all 5000-odd gram panchayats and in cities and towns in an exercise also aimed at countering a similar movement being contemplated by the ruling dispensation.

KPCC President G Parameshwara had yesterday announced that a booklet with information on achievements of Congress government at the Centre and ''failures'' of Yeddyurappa government and would be distributed across the state.

With this Congress is making efforts to revive the party, the poll fortunes of it has nose dived since 2004, after it was unseated from power.

In the wake of Operation Lotus carried out by ruling BJP under which it lured MLAs from oppositon parties into its fold, both Congress and JDS have been struggling to face the challenges posed by the saffron party after it came to power in 2008.

PTI

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