New Delhi: All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi has appreciated the work done by Congress party in Telangana State in implementation of Shakti programme which connects booth level worker with the top leadership.
The Congress president was speaking after felicitating the top performers in Shakti programme from Telangana, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh at a function held in the national capital on Saturday.
TPCC President Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, Koppula Raju, the head of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s core team, former Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot, Shakti programme Telangana Coordinator and Pargi MLA T. Rammohan Reddy, AICC Analytics Dept chairman Praveen Chakravorthy and other senior leaders were also present.
Rahul Gandhi said that the Shakti programme was helping the party in not only connecting the booth level workers, but it is also making a clear differentiation on who is working on the ground and who is not.
He said in future, the Shakti would act like an x-ray or CT-scan that would give a clear picture of party’s strengths and weaknesses in a given area.
However, he said in the first phase, party was focussing on identifying the Congress party and connecting them through Shakti enrolment.
Speaking on the occasion, Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Shakti programme has helped in rejuvenation of party cadre wherein the calibre of every leader and worker is being tested on the basis of enrolment he/she is able to do.
He said Shakti was not a simple programme in which members are enrolled by taking their mobile number and Voter ID. He said people registering themselves with Shakti programme are either Congress workers or sympathisers and they are giving their consent to get information on party activities on regular basis.
While appreciating the work done by the party leaders across Telangana State, the TPCC chief said that more focus would be laid on areas where Shakti registrations are slow.
Meanwhile, Rammohan Reddy informed that Telangana was on third position, after Rajasthan and Chattisgarh, with 1.80 lakh registrations across the State.
Earlier, the Congress president felicitated the top 10 performers from Telangana. They are : Nuthi Srikanth (Amberpet), Padmavathi Reddy (Kodad), Dr. Vamshi Krishna (Achampet), Donthi Madhava Reddy (Narsampet), Makhan Singh Raj Thakur (Ramagundem), Dr. Sanjeev Reddy (Sangareddy), V. Pratap Reddy (Gajwel), G. Prasad Kumar (Viqarabad), Anil (Balkonda) and Maheshwar Reddy (Nirmal). Rammohan Reddy was also felicitated by Rahul Gandhi.