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Congress to deploy Rahul Brigade in all Telangana dists to woo SC/STs

With the BJP completing its expansion drive in the state from May 29 to June 12 and the TRS deciding to send its foot soldiers to every village to publicise government’s schemes, the Congress too has

Published: 22nd June 2017 07:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2017 07:51 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: With the BJP completing its expansion drive in the state from May 29 to June 12 and the TRS deciding to send its foot soldiers to every village to publicise government’s schemes, the Congress too has decided to deploy a 1,15,630-worker-strong Rahul Brigade to 31 reserved Assembly constituencies in the state to regain the confidence of its traditional voters — STs and SCs — in 2019 elections.

As per the action plan released by TPCC during a training programme here on Wednesday, 3,750 workers, who will be called ‘Rahul Brigade’, will be deployed in each reserved constituency to campaign for Congress. They will undertake door-to-door visit in each polling booth area, gather information on local caste equations and on the strengths and weaknesses of Congress candidates. They will also expose ‘failures’ of TRS government and gather information on the weak points of TRS leaders or MLAs. “Based on your inputs, we will formulate winning strategies for our party in the 31 reserved constituencies as we did in Punjab,” AICC SC Cell chairman and former IAS officer Koppula Raju said.

Party leaders were asked to be active on social networking sites and messaging apps. TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy and Congress Adivasi Cell chairman and former Union minister V Kishore Chandra Deo also spoke.

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