The meeting with the party’s mid-rung leadership will be held at the party’s headquarters in Akbar Road, the first such meeting with Venugopal after he took control. Congress general secretary firm KC Venugopal has called a meeting of the party’s secretaries on Friday, a day after interim president Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to meet with senior party leaders including the general secretaries, nation in-charges, chief ministers and CLP leaders.
The meeting with the party’s mid-rung leadership will be held at the party’s headquarters in Akbar Road, the first such meeting with Venugopal after he took control. This may also be the first meeting of secretaries following former president Rahul Gandhi resigned.
Party leaders said that the key cause of the meeting is to involve the secretaries in strengthening the country units. “There are many countries where the party units are in doldrums. Secretaries are out in the field and they are able to speak about what has to be done to help build the party,” said a party leader connected to the decision to convene Friday’s meeting.
Throughout the meeting, Venugopal is also expected to talk to them about their unique issues and rope them into enlarge the Congress’ membership drive.
The celebration has 65 secretaries now, engaged across the country as country in-charges or part of their organisational unit, training, management, Mahila Congress, along with the party’s Civic and Social Outreach unit.
But after his departure, they haven’t been a part of any organisational conversation.
He had also suggested that secretaries must be called for individual meetings.