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Chhattisgarh Congress to organise ideological 'chaupals' to counter RSS-BJP narrative in the state

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WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jul 29, 2019, 06.53 PM (IST) Written By: Kartikeya Sharma

Chhattisgarh Congress has decided to give create a strategy to counter the ideological push of RSS-BJP combine in the state. Though Congress continues to languish at the national level, the state leadership has decided to take things into their own hands.

Sources confirmed to WION that from August 1, Congress at block level would organise programmes connected with the theme of nationalism.

Sources said that even the names have been finalised. For example, one a given day, the tag line of the celebration would be, Zara yad karo qurbani. 

Other tag lines finalised are "mashaal juloos and ek shaam shaheedon ke naam". 

Sources also said that Congress is also giving final shape to organise ideological chaupals in the state where Congress leaders and workers would be told as to where Congress stands. 

“The idea is to take our idea of nationalism to civil society through our workers and leaders,” said a person closely associated with the project.

Congress has been at the receiving from BJP on a number of ideological projects related to the birth of the nation. It is also connected to the legacy of big leaders who once belonged to the Congress but now has been adopted by BJP.

The best example in case is that of Sardar Patel. He is celebrated by very organisation whom he banned as India’s first Home Minister, post-assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. In this context, Congress has decided to organise programmes around the birth and death anniversaries of the leaders so that the idea for which they stood for gets discussed in public domain. Chhattisgarh was one state in 2018 where Congress swept to victory. In both, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress had to cobble up a majority.

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Sources said that Congress is also giving final shape to organise ideological 'chaupals' in the state where Congress leaders and workers would be told as to where Congress stands.