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Central Chronicle


Friday December 27, 2002

Cong to take up power issue to public

BHOPAL: The Congress has decided to take up the power issue to the public and would publish a booklet carrying the details describing the reasons behind shortage of power and the steps taken by the state Government to meet the crisis.

The meeting of the state Co-ordination committee, constituted for the co-ordination between the Government and the organisation held at the Chief Minister's bungalow here on Thursday. The meeting lasted for almost one-and-a-half hour. The meeting dis- cussed almost a dozen issues. The most important was related to the power. The committee decided to publish a booklet having details of the power scene in Madhya Pradesh. The power scene worsened after the constitution of Chhattisgarh and subsequent failure of the monsoon added to the problems. The booklet would also carry the details of the steps taken by the Government in favour of farmers and commonman. The Government will also assure that the scene would change after 2003-2004, when Narmada Sagar, Omkareshwar and other such projects would start power generation.

The meeting also discussed membership drive and the leaders stressed that the rule that each Polling station should have two active members will be followed. The leaders also discussed the party programme of holding almost 1000 meetings in the state. The party has already held 24 such meetings and the good public response was greeted by the leaders. The Co-ordination committee also discussed general body meeting issue and three places- Mandu, Bhopal and Indore were suggested. The state Congress President Radhakishan Malviya was empowered to hold discussion with the all India Congress General Secretary, Ms Ambika Soni to finalise the venue. The Congress will celebrate Foundation day when veteran freedom fighters would be felicitated. The issue of delimitation of the Constituencies too came up in the meeting.

The meeting was chaired by the Chief Minister Digvijay Singh while the others who attended the meeting include Deputy Chief Ministers Subhash Yadav, Ms Jamuna Devi and party functionaries including state Congress President, Radhakishan Malviya, general secretaries- Lalit Shrivastava, Surendra Singh Thakur, Govind Goyal, Rajkumar Patel, Rameshwar Neekhra and Gufran-e-Azam.

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