Punjab Politics

Punjab CM launches 'SHAKTI' project of Rahul Gandhi

January 19, 2019 06:28 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh today launched flagship programme of AICC president Rahul Gandhi named 'SHAKTI' to reach out to grass root workers of the party in state.The exercise is being undertaken in view of 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Launching the SHAKTI project here, the Chief Minister, accompanied by Punjab Congress Affairs in-charge Asha Kumari and PPCC President Sunil Jakhar,  asked the party cadre to make optimum use of this platform for targeting the voters at the grassroots level  in favour of the party by disseminating the pro-poor and development oriented policies of the Congress government in Punjab.

He said the unique project would go a long way in providing accurate feedback to the party high command about party affairs and electoral prospects, thereby bridging the gap between the workers and top brass of the party.

He stated that AICC President Rahul Gandhi had launched the 'SHAKTI' project for communicating and integrating the Congress party workers and office bearers. For the Congress, ‘SHAKTI’ project has  become a database, a communication tool, a feedback mechanism, an appraisal platform and a polling platform, all rolled into one.

Making a presentation, Ankush Singh, National Joint Co-ordinator of AICC, said that project SHAKTI was an internal digital platform that would utilise data with an aim to link each and every Congress worker in India with the party president. Gandhi, in the party’s plenary session, had said that his foremost task was to break the walls between the workers and leaders and this project was a tool to achieve this target.

The underlying objective of the SHAKTI was to improve votes to seats through recruitment and identification of suitable Congress leaders/workers down to every booth, interaction/engagement of state leadership workers, besides assigning specific tasks, measure performance and reward  workers.

Briefing about the process to join SHAKTI, AICC Joint Coordinator informed that any worker could be a member of SHAKTI by sending just one SMS at ‪8828843020, mentioning his/her voter ID number in the message box and subsequently he/she would be registered in SHAKTI. He said that the success of 'SHAKTI' project was reflected in the stellar performance in the recently concluded assembly polls in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

AICC has appointed Capt. Sandeep Sandhu as State Coordinator for SHAKTI project and the district and assembly segment level committees would be formed in due course of time and a meeting in this regard has been convened ‪on January 25 at Congress Bhawan, Chandigarh.

Prominent amongst those present on the occasion Punjab Ministers Manpreet Singh Badal, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Gurpreet Singh Kangar, Vijay Inder Singla and Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria.

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