Congress announces ‘Chintan Shivir’ to be formed in 2024

Congress announces ‘Chintan Shivir’ to be formed in 2024

The Congress on Monday announced that an Empowered Action Group will be formed in 2024 to address the political challenges ahead, and a Chintan Shivir'' will be organized in Rajasthan's Udaipur from May 13 -- 15 to deliberate on organisational restructuring and other issues to strengthen the party.

Asked if there was any decision on poll strategist Prashant Kishor's admission into the party, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala did not give a direct reply, saying that the Empowered Action Group - 2024 will be formed and who will be part of it.

Surjewala told reporters outside Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's 10 Janpath residence that the party president received a report from the eight-member group constituted by her on April 21.

She discussed that report with the group today. According to the discussions, the Congress president has decided to create an Empowered Action Group - 2024 in order to address the political challenges ahead, he said.

Surjewala also announced the Congress president's decision to convene the Chintan Shivir' of the Indian National Congress 'Nav Sankalp' in Udaipur on May 13, 14 and 15.

He said about 400 Congressmen and women from every state will participate.

Surjewala said that the focus of the deliberations at the Chintan Shivir'' will be on the current political and economic situation and the challenges they pose to our society.

Issues relating to the welfare and wellbeing of farmers and farm labourers, scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, OBCs, religious and linguistic minorities and women, social justice and empowerment and youth will also be discussed in detail, he said.

There will be a look at matters relating to organisational restructuring and strengthening. Surjewala said that the Chintan Shivir will be talking about the broad strategy of the Indian National Congress for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

A group of senior leaders of the Congress had given their recommendations to the party president and left it to her to initiate organisational changes after a series of deliberations over the strategy for upcoming general and assembly elections by Kishor.