Buoyed over Bihar, Maken to announce ‘Poorvanchal Cell’
Elated with rejuvenating signals from Bihar Assembly results, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken on Monday announced to constitute a ‘Poorvanchal Cell’ for Delhiites hailing from Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh and give it power and political importance.
“We will constitute ‘Poorvanchal Cell’ with more powers and political importance,” said Ajay Maken.
“The party will also ensure greater representation of Poorvanchal candidates in MCD elections in 2017,” he added. The Congress president is hopeful of winning back confidence of the people of Delhi in the MCD elections and in all the elections thereafter. Maken bluntly rejected any alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi and emphasised that Congress is capable of winning back confidence of the people on its own.
“AAP was born from a national wide protest against alleged corruption in the Congress government but have failed to bring about Jan Lokpal while the BJP, that came to power at the Centre on the notion of anti-corruption and good governance also failed to appoint Lokpal blaming technical reasons,” said Maken.
The voters from Poorvanchal are considered to be a big factor for the AAP’s win in Delhi as around 15 MLAs hail from this region besides voters who have a significant presence in almost all the Assembly segments in the Capital.
Maken has already started rejuvenating the party at the organisational level through appointment of block presidents who will take care of a municipal ward. On Monday, Delhi Congress’ Minority Cell chairperson Ali Mehdi appointed minority Assembly presidents in 11 Assembly seats out of which seven are Muslims, three Sikhs and a Christian for strengthening the party at the grassroot level.