The State Congress has drawn up an elaborate plan to galvanise the party rank and file in order to step up its campaign for the elections.
The ruling party has entrusted the responsibility of overseeing the elections at the district level to the respective district in-charge ministers, who in coordination with the district Congress committee and the candidate will implement the party strategies. All the in-charge ministers are currently camping in their respective districts.
The party has directed the in-charge ministers and the candidates to hold a meeting with members of at least two block Congress committees every day.
The objective is not only to chalk out strategies at the local level, but also iron out differences, if any, among the workers. Every parliamentary constituency will have about 16 block Congress committees.
Candidates like Nandan Nilekani in Bangalore South parliamentary constituency have already held meetings with all block committees.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC chief G Parameshwara, who will be leading the party in the elections, are currently holding parliamentary constituency-wise meetings as part of the preparations. The meeting, attended by the candidates, district incharge ministers and key leaders of the district, will discuss all issues related to party affairs in the constituency. The duo has so far held such meetings for nine constituencies.
The KPCC campaign committee, comprising senior leaders of the party, will plan and oversee implementation of the campaign programmes. The Congress is learnt to have decided to step up its campaign from March 24 across the State. The party’s star campaigners, including key leaders from the KPCC and AICC, will tour extensively in the State.