Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 15
Vivek Bansal, newly appointed in charge of the state Congress, considers factionalism as a major challenge and exposing failures of the BJP-JJP government as the top priority for him.
Bansal will visit Chandigarh for the first time on Thursday for interaction with state Congress leaders and sharing his priorities with them.
Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, state Congress president Kumari Selja and other senior leaders are expected to attend the meeting.
In a telephonic interview with The Tribune today, Bansal said there was factionalism in every organisation and the state Congress was no exception.
“Factionalism cannot be allowed to come in the way of interests of the organisation. When infighting starts hampering the organisation, steps have to be taken to address it. I will ensure that the voice of every worker is heard,” Bansal said.
Bansal said he would interact with senior leaders of the Congress on Thursday and discuss with them how the party performed its primary duty of exposing the government in Haryana by leaving aside minor differences.
Lashing out at the state government, Bansal said all sections of society were fed up with the governments in the state and at the Centre.
“The farming community is upset over the three agricultural ordinances because the government wants to wash its hands off the responsibility of providing MSP for crops. The ordinances are aimed at benefiting corporates and finishing small farmers,” he alleged.
Bansal said strengthening the organisational set-up across the state would be another priority. Answering a question on the upcoming Baroda byelection, he said the seat had been with the Congress for long and the party would contest the bypoll to win.
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