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Congress to hold Hum Me Hai Rajiv convention in run up to BMC civic polls

Ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, the Congress is desperately looking to infuse life in the party cadres to gear up for the polls through dedicated programmes.

The Maharashtra Youth Congress is organising the Hum Me Hai Rajiv event, in which several top leaders will participate, at Shanmukhanand Hall, Matunga, on Friday, August 20. The convention is part of the nationwide campaign, which began on May 21, on the occasion of the 25th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It will conclude on August 20, which is also the 72nd birth anniversary of the late Congress leader.

The convention will be addressed by Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot, national general secretary Gurudas Kamat and Youth Congress national president Amrinder Singh Barar.

Youth Congress officials said the convention was aimed at enlightening the common people about the vision of the late Rajiv Gandhi for a modern India. It will be followed by the national executive meeting of Indian Youth Congress on August 21 and 22.

Dr Vishwajeet Kadam, president of Maharashtra Youth Congress, said, “Mumbai is also a birthplace of Rajivji. As a part of campaign, we have organised programmes like seminars, blood donation camps, tree plantation etc., throughout the state. The aim is to introduce Rajivji’s ideas, which were far ahead of the times, to the new generation.”


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