Maharashtra State Congress has commenced with its party workers training camp. The camp was inaugurated in Navi Mumbai where Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, State Congress President Manikrao Thackrey and other state leaders were present. With the aim to prepare the party before elections, the Congress party is holding party workers training camp in each of the districts of the state. This camp aims at uniting the party workers by the tradition, history and thought of the party. This training camp commenced in Navi Mumbai where a large number of women and youth were present. The meet saw the presence of some senior leaders like Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, State Congress President Manikrao Thackrey, Abkhil Bhartiya Congress Committee secretary Mohan Prakash and Praveen Rashtrapal, state ministers Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Harshvardhan Patil and other Congress members. In an absolutely charged crowd, Chief Minister Ashk Chavan urged the party workers to keep patience and unity in any kind of situation. Speaking on the ongoing issue of Marathi and non-Marathi, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan called it an attempt of desperation by the opposition. He further hinted that those disrupting law and order in the state will be dealt with sternly. He alleged that opposition was trying to divert the people with the Marathi issue. He further criticized them for targeting well known personalities of the nation. Akhil Bhartiye Congress Committee secretary Mohan Prakash gave a lesson on the history of the party. Manikrao Thackrey said Congress was a party that believed in maintaining the unity and integrity of the nation. Thackrey further informed on the camp. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Dhiraj Mishra for NMTV News.
June 23, 2006