Financial assist is learnt to have been a key topic of debate within the conferences held by the AICC with choose state items. Top occasion managers met with Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Punjab leaders individually final month. They included all of the ministers in these state governments and a few organisational members.
While it was usually believed that the conferences focussed on organisational issues like nomination of state presidents, it’s now learnt massive a part of the interactions was finance. The contributors have been briefed concerning the fund state of affairs and requested to take possession of the occasion funds. Organisational points have been additionally mentioned.
“Finances have been a focus area during recent meetings,” an AICC chief stated.
Of instant concern for the Congress is the upcoming meeting elections in 5 states — Kerala, Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. A senior office-bearer stated that the present batch of polls is certain to check the occasion’s administration energy which has necessitated the calls to state functionaries for assist.
At the identical time, the brand new Congress headquarters within the capital is one other topic enjoying on the occasion’s thoughts. The workplace constructing is underneath building for someday now.
Fund mobilisation has grow to be troublesome for the grand previous occasion since its fall from energy post-UPA which has been adopted by a gentle erosion in its political muscle nationally in distinction to the BJP’s fast rise throughout states. Congress now has governments in solely Punjab, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh whereas it’s tottering on the brink within the pollbound Puducherry. Though it’s a part of ruling coalitions in Maharashtra and Jharkhand, the main focus right here is totally on the lead gamers within the alliances like Shiv Sena, NCP and JMM.
It is a longtime incontrovertible fact that capability to generate political funding from personal donors relies upon largely on a celebration’s political energy and resilience. The Congress, it’s learnt, additionally plans to ask its elected representatives throughout the nation for contributions. While it could be a particular name, it may be linked to the pending contributions that MPs and MLAs make to the occasion coffers yearly as a part of an institutionalised mechanism.