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Rahul to visit Garo Hills on September 21
Raju Das
 SHILLONG, Sept 19 – Congress ‘youth icon’ Rahul Gandhi would visit Meghalaya on September 21 and tour Garo Hills to bolster the party at the grassroots.

Informing about the visit, Dhaniram Shandil, AICC leader in-charge of Meghalaya said, the Congress’ youth leader would meet people at the grassroots and try strengthening the party.

“He would be meeting people and also party workers and discuss about the Assembly polls due in 2013,” Shandil said. The party, moreover, today discussed about the Assembly elections and formulate a road map for it.

“A good road map is necessary for a better election results. So we have decided to form committees at the district levels of the state to take the coming election process ahead,” he added.

The committees would try identify problems at the district and block levels, which will subsequently be taken up by the party.

Asked about infighting within the party and whether it would reflect during the elections, Shandil said it was an “inherent problem” of not just the Congress, but all political parties and so nobody is overly worried about it.

“It is a healthy trend in a democracy. We would ensure that proper winnable candidates are selected so that they can deliver on the ground,” he added.

The district councils are also facing similar infightings and recently the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council elected its Chief Executive Member, Lamdibok Sumer, despite the Pradesh Congress Committee’s directive to elect “its nominee,” Hambertus Nongtdu.

At a separate meeting held between Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, Friday Lyngdoh MPCC president, former Chief Minister, DD Lapang and Union Minister Vincent Pala it was decided that Sumer would be allowed to continue and urged all MDCs to work together.

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