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Ahead of LS polls, Congress to rope in 1 crore 'booth assistants'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In the run up to the 2019 general elections, the will appoint a whopping one crore 'assistants' across the country for effective management, party leaders said on Sunday.

After the proposal was approved by Rahul Gandhi, wrote to the office bearers and state presidents of the all All Committee (AICC) intimating them about it, the said.

Letters were sent to the state unit chiefs on September 13 asking them to ensure that they enrol at least 10 assistants at every with the help of district and block units of the party.

Gehlot further directed them to make sure that each booth visits at least 20-25 households.

According to party sources, the decision was taken during the September 6 meeting of Congress state in-charges and state treasurers chaired by Gehlot and while the Gandhi scion was on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar.

(Organisation) of the Congress J D told PTI: "The party has decided that at least 10 assistants will be roped in at every booth. There are around 10 lakh booths across the country and we will have to appoint 1 crore booth assistants."

"We are aiming to achieve the target before the upcoming assembly polls," he added.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 16:15 IST