Lucknow: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold a three-day workshop for the new Uttar Pradesh Congress team in Rae Bareli from October 14 to 16.
The new members of the committee, during the workshop, will be given tips on how to remain connected to the people and address issues that are relevant to them.
During the workshop, heads of Congress training cell and social media cell will also address the participants and answer their queries.
Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi is also expected to visit her constituency, Rae Bareli, during this period and meet the new team.
“The new Congress team in UP comprises relative newcomers and they need to be acquainted with the ideology and working of the party. Senior leaders will address their questions and also teach them how to deal with political situations,” said a senior party leader.
The new Uttar Pradesh Congress team, announced earlier this week, has completely sidelined the senior leaders of the party, giving younger leaders a chance.
The move has apparently not gone down well with party veterans who have voiced their reservations on the issue.
A senior party leader even questioned the timing of the workshop. “Party leaders are being engaged in the workshop at a time when they should be campaigning for the Congress candidates. The workshop could have been held after the bye-elections. This is obviously going to have an adverse impact on the party’s prospects in bypolls,” he said.