Congress membership drive attracts 34 lakh people

Exceeding the expectations of the Congress top brass, the membership campaign attracted 34 lakh persons into the party.

Published: 17th June 2017 01:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2017 04:31 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Exceeding the expectations of the Congress top brass, the membership campaign attracted 34 lakh persons into the party. When the last time such an effort was made in 2008-10, the party could only get 14.88 lakh members. 

Thiruvananthapuram topped the chart with 4.76 lakh members. The KPCC had set a statewide target of 25 lakh members with fee per person for membership fixed at `5.The sealed primary membership lists have been published by the respective district committees.

“I’m extremely satisfied to see a huge increase in the membership. When the Congress is coping with big setbacks elsewhere,Kerala has shown people will rally behind the party to counter the challenges to secularism and democracy. It also shows the days of group fights in the state unit have gone and grassroots level workers are in full zest. This is the main reason behind such a vast increase in membership,” KPCC president M M Hassan told Express.

Based on the membership list,booth level elections may be held in early August. It will be followed by election of office-bearers at the mandalam and district level and eventually to the KPCC. 

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