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Congress holds conclave in Ambaji, attacks BJP for 'misrule' in Guj

Written by: Staff

Palanpur, Gujarat, Mar 4 (UNI) Over 5000 Congressmen from across the state gathered in the temple town of Ambaji for a two-day conclave which began here today to draw an action plan to take on the BJP for its ''misrule'' in Gujarat.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Textiles Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela called upon the workers to maintain discipline, particularly during of elections.

''We ourselves are responsible for the setbacks we have faced in the state. The Party can issue electoral ticket to anyone but we as a team, should accept the decision of the party and put our weight behind the candidate,'' said the Minister.

Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee president Bharat Solanki said it was high time the members worked hard for solving various problems relating to the common man. He also called upon workers to be prepared for the Assembly elections which ''could be held any time'' by Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Senior party leader Ahmed Patel was expected to participate in the meet but could not make it.

Mr B K Hariprashad, a Congress MP and in charge of state party's affairs, while inaugurating the conclave, said, ''We can not be silent spectators when the misrule of BJP in the state continues to sway the people. The misdeeds of the ruling party must be exposed.

For this purpose, we must be active and more responsive to people's needs.'' Mr Arjun Modhwadiya, the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, almost all MLAs, and MPs, presidents of Zilla and Taluka Panchayats and other functionaries participated in the meet.

Union Ministers from the state Dinsha Patel and Narayan Rathwa are likely to be present at the deliberations tomorrow.


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