IMPHAL, December 29: The Chief Minister need to spend time with party workers once a week at the Congress Bhawan, for better connection and transparency in the works of the party, observed Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee president Gaikhangam.
He can at least spend two hours inside the party bhawan and interact with the worker, he continued.
Stressing on the importance of the leaders interaction with the workers, the party president who is also the dy Chief Minister said that the absence of the leader from the party office creates a feeling that he is neglecting the workers.
He should come and interact with the workers if not once a week than once a month and discuss their grievances, Gaikhangam further elaborated.
Speaking at the observation of the 90th Congress Seva Dal at the Congress Bhawan today, he said, “We all know that being the chief minister, he has a busy schedule, however, his presence at the bhawan sometimes is also needed.”
The MPCC chief’s appeal could have been provoked by the absence of the Chief Minister during the observation of the 128th Foundation Day of the Indian National Congress at Congress Bhawan, yesterday.
Meanwhile, Gaikhangam further added that the chief minister’s absence from today’s function was due to a religious ceremony of his family.
Gaikhangam also appealed to all the ministers and the party MLAs to provide prior information to the BCC office before their constituency tours.
He elaborated that providing prior information will help in informing the public of the constituency of the arrival of their local MLA, he opined.
BCC officials can even inform about the tours to the block level or lower level officials to prepare for the tours, which Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh has also supported, he said.
There are instances when the president and the general secretary are unaware of the MLAs touring their constituencies, he said before adding that this has somehow created a gap between the party leaders and workers.
If MLAs take the initiative to send their tour notification to the BCC president also, the party workers could be aware of their tour, bringing the leaders and their workers closure, Gaikhangam said.
Gaikhangam’s call could be a pointer of the party’s strategy for the Parliamentary election next year, following the recent debacle faced by the party in four state elections.
Seva Dal is the most important frontal organisation of the party and the dal is celebrated on the last Sunday of a year and has no fixed date, he said.
Even the AICC has lauded the state’s Seva Dal for its performance, he said.
The MPCC has now more than 100 trained Seva Dal workers, and the party is in efforts to have atleast 1000 trained workers, he said.
He further said that the party should not allow the dal to lose its status.
In her speech, minister Social Welfare Ak Mirabai said that she started her career from the Seva Dal from a very young age, and is now a minister.
She said this is what a Seva Dal can do, she added.
Today’s observation was also attended by T Meina, Ngamthang Haokip, Dhijamani, Mangibabu, Dr Vijyalaxmi Sodhop as presidium members.