Congress meet: Bandhu raises issues of tribals, Christians & Muslim community before Rahul Gandhi

Ranchi: Bandhu Tirkey, Mandar MLA and a co-working president of the ruling Congress in Jharkhand on Tuesday appealed before AICC’s central leader Rahul Gandhi for working with special focus on sorting out hosts of issues concerning the tribals, Christians and Muslim communities to boost party’s base among the masses ahead of 2024 polls.

In a letter submitted to Gandhi, Tirkey also stressed that the state government must work towards having a sound employment policy to provide employment to scores of jobless and youth citing providing employment to one of the key poll promises during 2019 assembly polls in which JMM-Congress-RJD ousted BJP government to claim power.

Tirkey also cited how tribals in different parts of Jharkhand are struggling to safeguard their lands due to host of issues such as land grabbing and other litigations, which he said must be addressed on priority basis.

Notably, Gandhi met with MLAs and party workers of Jharkhand in Delhi on Tuesday to dwell upon ways to strengthen Congress in the state. State party president Rajesh Thakur, all four ministers in the state government from Congress quota and senior office bearers were also present during the meeting.

Thakur on the other hand told media that Gandhi laid stress on improving effective coordination within the party and among the alliance partners. “Most importantly, he stressed on reaching people in the last mile through welfare measures to strike chord with the masses,” he said, adding that they have already started working and have rolled out different measures in this regard.