Ranchi, June 24: Congress national general secretary in-charge of Jharkhand B.K. Hariprasad today termed the party’s humiliating defeat in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections as the Youth Congress’s failure.
During a meeting with Jharkhand Youth Congress leaders in Ranchi, Hariprasad said the youth wing could not walk the path shown by party vice president Rahul Gandhi and failed to connect with the GenNext voters.
“Rahul Gandhi wanted to revive the Youth Congress and tap the energy of younger generation to sail through the elections. But the youth wing not only failed to follow the directives of Rahul Gandhi but also remained unsuccessful in establishing links with voters,” Hariprasad said during the meeting at a Ranchi hotel.
State Congress chief Sukhdeo Bhagat, CLP leader and state power minister Rajendra Prasad Singh and state Youth Congress president Anup Singh were among others who attended the meeting.
Some of the youth wing leaders blamed lack of coordination among various wings for the party pathetic show in the general elections in Jharkhand, where the party failed to retain its lone Ranchi parliamentary seat. “Even Congress ministers did not give patient hearing to our advice and demands,” a Youth Congress leader claimed.
Hariprasad, nevertheless, promised to ensure enough representation from the Youth Congress while distributing party tickets for the coming Assembly polls in Jharkhand.
The state in-charge also met leaders of the party’s women wing, students’ wing (National Students’ Union of India) and Sewa Dal.
Hariprasad asked the leaders to spent more time in strengthening the organisation while seeking their suggestions to prepare a strong strategy to fight the Assembly elections.