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Cong looks to women for victory

Shillong, Oct. 15: The Congress today appealed for strengthening its women wing to ensure a landslide victory in the 2013 Assembly polls.

Even Congress leader and Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Charles Pyngrope today attributed the growth of the party to the hard work and dedication put in by women.

“I honestly tell you that behind every successful man stands a woman,” Pyngrope said, while addressing the inaugural session of a one-day training programme for the 60 women in-charges of the Assembly constituencies in the state, at Congress Bhavan here.

Hailing the women leaders who came from the farthest corners of Meghalaya to attend the training programme, Pyngrope expressed the hope that the Congress would be strengthened through the active participation of women.

“Through such programmes, I hope the party will be made stronger and that the Mahila Congress will be strengthened to ensure that we win in the upcoming elections,” he said.

The training was imparted by All-India Mahila Congress Committee secretary Poonam Rani Bhatia. She is also the in-charge of the Mahila Congress in Meghalaya.

From among its existing members, the Congress recently appointed women managers in all 60 constituencies of the state to oversee the election process.

Bhatia had appointed in-charges for each of the 60 Assembly constituencies to oversee the election process. The in-charge will also be coordinating with other wings of the party, including the Meghalaya PCC for ensuring a smooth run in the polls.

In spite of the various charges being hurled against the party, various Congress leaders have expressed optimism that the party will be voted to power with an “absolute majority” in 2013.

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