The Congress party is likely to replicate its “Assam Model” during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections next year.
As per media reports, sources have said that the Congress high command is mulling to use the party’s “Assam Model” for the Uttar Pradesh elections due next year.
Deliberations are on within the Congress party high command in this regard after top leaders of the party received positive response from the senior Assam Congress leaders.
According to reports, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel is likely to get a similar responsibility as he got during the Assam Assembly elections.
Sources said that the Congress party is now putting all its focus on the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due next year.
Bhupesh Baghel’s team that came in from Chhattisgarh to oversee the Congress’ campaigning during the Assam Assembly elections comprised of Baghel’s political secretary Vinod Verma, his media advisor Ruchir Garg and Raipur MLA Vikas Upadhyay.
Elections to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly are likely to be held by January 2022.
Top Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi is the party’s General Secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh.
Notably, the Congress high command, last week, has appointed Rajesh Tiwari, Parliamentary Advisor to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary for Uttar Pradesh.
It may be mentioned here that before the Congress’ team from Chhattisgarh arrived in Assam to supervise the party’s campaigning, the party was nowhere in the fight against the BJP in the State.
The Congress party in Assam seemed to be no less than a spent force.
However, since Bhupesh Baghel and his team took over charge of the Congress’ campaigning in the State, things took an unexpected turn.
The Congress, in no time, came back into the game and has surprised, in fact shocked, one and all with their aggressive style of campaigning.
Even many BJP leaders in Assam have said that the saffron party did not expect such a comeback and a fight from the Congress party.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had campaigned extensively in Assam.
The Congress’ campaigning that focused mainly on their five ‘guarantees’ did work wonders during the campaigning.