GUWAHATI, Jan 9 � The Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress (APMC) has called upon all and particularly the women to be present at the protest day organised by the Congress party on January 10 in Khanapara, to protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party and its recent activities allegedly against the interest of the common people.
This appeal was made at the executive committee meeting of the Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress held at Rajiv Bhawan here.
The meet was also attended by the president of APCC Anjan Dutta that was presided over by Mridula Saharia, president, APMC. The meeting started with Vande Mataram followed by the felicitation of the dignitaries.
Mridula Saharia, addressing the gathering dwelt at length on the programmes that have been taken up by the Congress party during the month of January which would help in strengthening the party. Saharia urged all the women to be present at the Protest Day. She said that women from booth level to state level should attend the meeting which would help in making an impact against the BJP.
Saharia elaborated on forthcoming 4-day interactive session with various Congress leaders from grass-root level to MP�s and MLA�s, which would be conducted from January 20. During the programme an on-the-spot assessment on the organizational preparedness and eliciting inputs for formulating new policies would be done.
Saharia mentioned that the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30 would be observed throughout the state and every Congress member should be present to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.
On the other hand, Saharia observing on the status of women said that women are becoming more economically empowered by forming Self Help Groups. �But SHG�s and NGO�s should further be strengthened so that the society gets more women entrepreneurs,� she said calling all women to become politically active so that every woman can make a mark in the society by working for the greater interest of the people.
Speaking on the occasion, Anjan Dutta expressed the confidence that the Congress party would definitely witness a change in the organization for its betterment. He promised to work hard to strengthen the organization, giving more importance to women. Dutta said that women should get 50% reservation in politics.
�In the ensuing Municipality Elections, equal importance would be given to women who would want to contest. But candidature would be given to women who are dedicated, hard working and active, irrespective of any reference from anyone. Women should be socially, economically and politically empowered, only then the society would be developed in the truest sense,� said Dutta.
Dutta also spoke at length about all the programmes taken up by the Congress party to strengthen the organization. He asked all the APMC office bearers to submit a list of all the women who had been victims of any kind of violence in their respective districts. He promised to extend financial support to such victims and their family in every possible way. Dutta summed up his speech by urging every Congress worker to work dedicatedly to bring a change so that the party fairs well in the coming General Assembly Elections, 2016.