Upset Cong netas to crib before AICC

A delay in the constitution of Delhi Congress’ organisational committees is causing disquiet amomg to some party MLAs who are likely to meet AICC general secretary Shakeel Ahmad on Saturday to raise the matter.

The team will be led by Seelampur legislator Mateen Ahmed who has frequently aired his unhappiness over the functioning of Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh and sought giving a larger role to former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in city affairs.

Shakeel Ahmad, an office bearer of the All India Congress Committee and in-charge of Delhi Congress affairs, refused to comment on the possible meeting with disgruntled Congress MLAs.

Mateen Ahmed, however, claimed that Shakeel Ahmad may grant them time for the meeting.

“Being a loyal party worker my concern is that without forming pradesh committees, the party will lose its strength to win the election. Organisation is important. Only two-three office bearers cannot lead the Congress to victory,” said Mateen Ahmad.

He said, “The Delhi Congress chief has not considered reconstituting the committees which were dissolved after the loss in Assembly polls last year.”
“Fresh polls are round the corner and we need the committees to aim for a victory and organisational management. Our suggestion to reconstitute the committees has not yielded for months,” he added.

Minority face
A minority face of Congress in Delhi Mateen Ahmed said, “Before the dissolution of all the pradesh committees – beside of state president – there were several other posts, like vice-president, secretary, treasurer, 12 district presidents and 144 block presidents but all posts are still unfilled.”

After losing the Delhi Assembly election in 2013, the Congress appointed Arvinder Singh as the city unit chief.

He replaced J P Agarwal who stepped down after the Assembly polls.
The party dissolved all the existing state committees in May and gave Arvinder Singh a free hand to revamp the
party.

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