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'Congress Should Contest Uttar Pradesh Polls Alone'

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Congress should fight the Uttar Pradesh\'s assembly elections on its own, feels senior party leaders from the state.This was the consensus at a meeting of senior party leaders from Uttar Pradesh with All India Congress Committee General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry, who is in-charge of the party affairs in the state.

Congress should fight the Uttar Pradesh's assembly elections on its own, feels senior party leaders from the state.This was the consensus at a meeting of senior party leaders from Uttar Pradesh with All India Congress Committee General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry, who is in-charge of the party affairs in the state.


"Rank and file of the party wants Congress to contest the elections on its own," former Union minister RPN Singh said after the meeting.

Besides Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Nirmal Khatri, 20 senior leaders from the state including former Union ministers Salman Khurshid, Sriprakash Jaiswal and Mohsina Kidwai participated in the meeting.

Post-Bihar win, the leaders wanted the party to draw up an aggressive agitation programme ahead of the 2017 assembly polls and an ambitious action plan to take Uttar Pradesh on the fast track.

Congress, they said, should pay special emphasis on programme for youth and women, who have been "neglected" in the non-Congress regimes for the past over two decades.

Some leaders said that projection of a chief ministerial candidate would benefit the party.

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