Jharkhand: Congress follows recruiting agencies model to appoint district presidents

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RAJ KUMAR

Ranchi, July 29: The Congress party has begun conducting interviews like recruiting agencies to nominate deserving congressmen for statewide district presidents.

This was reflected when such an interview was arranged at the party office in Ranchi. The interview panel included Jharkhand official Avinash Pande, state chairman Rajesh Thakur, Congress legislator party leader Alamgir Alam, executive chairman Bandhu Tirkey, among others.

Candidates were asked questions related to party organization such as “when was the congress party established”, “whether the ideology of the congress party and Gandhi is the same”, “why do you want to become district president”, “how will you strengthen the party online and offline if they are given the responsibility of district president”, “how many new members did you bring in for the party during the membership drive” among others.

About 120 candidates were shortlisted for the interview. Each candidate has four to five minutes for the interview.

Party spokesman Rajeev Ranjan said after that the shortlist will be sent to the party’s National General Secretary KC Venugopal. The final list will be published after its approval. It is expected for the end of August, he said.

Ranjan said that in each district, applications for the position of district president came in large numbers, but five candidates were shortlisted based on their performance in the party and their knowledge of the district.

An insider said the whole exercise was done to strengthen the party.

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