The meeting was held at the Chief Minister's residence. During the meeting, the prime minister instructed them to spend the maximum time in their areas, a senior leader present in the meeting said on the condition of anonymity.
Among the major takeaways from the session were the thrust on re-establishing the lost connect with people and a resolution to take up organisational reforms, including ‘one-family-one-ticket’ and fielding those below 50 years of age in half of the seats from 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
If the Congress is to achieve even a modicum of success in its grand plan, it has to first regain its credibility which is currently in a shambles. It should do so by going beyond history, and BJP-bashing
Addressing a rally here, he also lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the state of the economy, accusing him of destroying the economy which was "strengthened" by the former UPA government.
At a rally in Rajasthan's Banswara district, he also charged that the BJP and Prime Minister Modi want to create two Hindustans, with one for the rich and select two-three industrialists and the other of Dalits, farmers, the poor and underprivileged.
At a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party MLAs on the matter, Kejriwal told them that they should be ready to go to jail for opposing the anti-encroachment drive being carried out by the BJP-led municipal corporations in various parts of Delhi.
In her concluding remarks at the Chintan Shivir, Sonia Gandhi said the three-day conclave has been “very useful and productive” as many leaders expressed their views openly and offered suggestions in a spirit of constructive participation.
According to reports, the PM will land at the newly constructed Kushinagar airport from where he would visit a Buddha temple, situated around 4km away, and later leave for Nepal in a chopper. Kushinagar is a Buddhist pilgrimage spot.
In a joint statement issued on Saturday, the Left parties directed their units across the country to coordinate this united and concerted nationwide struggle against price rise and unemployment.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and senior national and state-level leaders, including Gujarat in charge and Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav, joint in charge Sudhir Gupta, state party chief CR Paatil and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel remained present at the meeting.
The bold decisions are part of the Congress 'Nav Sankalp' declaration that was adopted at the end of the three-day 'Chintan Shivir here, indicating that the party has chosen to put its weight behind the young leadership after a prolonged old-versus-new tussle.
Nadda had launched the exercise on the party's foundation day on April 6 specifically to address the overseas audience and had then interacted with heads of missions of 13 countries.
Rahul Gandhi also hailed as "an important idea" the party's decisions to give more representation to the youth and empower them, and added that there should be a healthy mix of youngsters and seniors.
The Congress' 'Chintan Shivir' concluded with a call for a Bharat Jodo (unite India) campaign and party president Sonia Gandhi announced a mass contact programme from Kanyakumari to Kashmir starting October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, to reach out at the grassroots. She said senior leaders like her will also participate in the yatra.
Rahul Gandhi during the 'Chintan Shivir' said the election ticket for a second family member will be provided only after five years of party work.
Tricky issues relating to ideology, economic policy and social engineering have been debated in the Chintan Shivir panels and it remains to be seen what shape these issues take in the 'Nav Sankalp' resolution to be adopted
His announcement comes as the Congress party's 'Chintan Shivir' brainstorming session in Udaipur, Rajasthan, for the 2024 elections enters its second day.
In her inaugural address at the party's 'Chintan Shivir' here, she urged delegates to deliberate with an open mind and send out a clear message of strong organisation and unity.
The decision to issue manifesto for the state level and separately for each district was taken during a meeting of the Vachan Patra Advisory Committee chaired by state Congress president and former chief minister Kamal Nath on Thursday, chairman of the panel Rajendra Singh said.
Amit Shah would visit the forensic science laboratory at Ramanthapur in the city on Saturday before attending the rally, BJP sources said.
The party is also considering capping at five years holding of a post with a cooling off period of three years and setting up of an assessment wing to monitor performance of office bearers.
In a veiled attack on the J P Nadda-led party, NCP spokesperson Clyde Crasto also sarcastically said it needs to be seen who will be blamed for the same and what will be the new diversion to hide this "failure".
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