Common Minimum Programme top priority, says Jharkhand Cong’s new in-charge on his maiden tour


Ranchi: Avinash Pande, a 64-year old veteran Congressman from Maharashtra, on Saturday kicked off his three day tour to Jharkhand after being appointed as Jharkhand affairs in-charge post his predecessor RPN Singh’s joining to BJP last week.

Pande, who had first visited the state at length during 2009 election, said that his foremost priority in the current situation is to have a common minimum programme in consultation with other coalition partners for smooth running of their incumbent government.

“Other priorities include strengthening the party, making workers feel motivated and encouraged to give their 100 percent, and most importantly work for smooth running of the government so that all the promises made to the voters can be fulfilled,” he said, expressing happiness with the state government’s performance so far.

All senior party workers, office bearers, MLAs were present during a meeting held at Geetanjali banquet hall in Ranchi. State rural development minister Alamgir Alam, who is also an MLA from Pakur highlighted the works done by the government during covid-19 pandemic and various plans and policies rolled out to reduce rural distress and migrant crisis. Party president Rajesh Thakur highlighted on the ongoing membership drive in the state.