Any act of indiscipline in party won’t be tolerated: Rajni Patil

‘Anyone joining Cong would get due respect’

Gopal Sharma
JAMMU, June 4: Sending clear message that any act of indiscipline won’t be tolerated, senior All India Congress Committee leader and Incharge J&K affairs of the party, Rajni Patil (MP) has said that senior leaders who have joined or joining Congress from other parties, would get due respect and recognition in the party.
This was conveyed by the senior AICC leader to the JKPCC leadership, during a meeting chaired by the AICC general secretary Incharge organisation, KC Venugopal (MP) in Delhi the other day. The meeting was attended by Incharge J&K affairs, Rajni Patil, JKPCC president Vikar Rasool Wani and some other senior leaders from J&K including former JKPCC chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and former Dy Chief Minister Tara Chand.
Sources in the party said that some of the senior leaders who rejoined the Congress party few months ago, communicated to AICC general secretary and Incharge J&K affairs of the party at Delhi that present JKPCC leadership was ignoring them and not giving due respect, indicating clear differences in the cadre in J&K, through some senior leaders when contacted tried to down play the issue.
The JKPCC leaders conveyed to the AICC leaders that some senior leaders from other parties are eager to join the party but want assurance of due respect and place in the party.
Patil told that those joining the party or joined Congress in the recent years, would get full respect and place in the party, depending upon their stature and standing in politics. It is necessary to open doors of party for those who accept our political philosophy and ideology, Patil maintained.
She said that party would maintain strict discipline and any act of indiscipline or activity prejudicial to party interests, would not be tolerated.
The Central leadership wants the party unit here to consolidate the gains of massive response to the Bharat Jodo Yatra and sustain it for future and gear up for the upcoming ULB and Panchayat elections later this year besides building pressure for the early holding of Assembly elections and restoration of Statehood, being a popular demand of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The record unemployment and series of recruitment scams and unprecedented price hike coupled with multiple taxes, are biggest cause of concern to the people, who want a change, in the Government, seeking early elections.