Congress' Chintan Shivir set to begin in Jaipur

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 05:41 hrs

The Congress Party will be organised its brainstorming session called "Chintan Shivir" in Jaipur from today to discuss the political and economic situations in the country and seek new ideas ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls.

The three-day event, to be followed by a daylong Congress session, will debate five key areas of policy-making.

Political challenges, emerging socio-economic challenges, foreign relations, issues relating to women's empowerment and organisational strength will be debated and discussed by the Congress at the conclave.

Proceedings of the 'Chintan Shivir" will start with an opening speech of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and will end on January 20 with the adoption of the Jaipur Declaration.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his cabinet colleagues, party's General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, office bearers of AICC and senior party leaders will participate in this Shivir.

Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi had earlier said the camp would review economic and political situation and discuss schemes for urban and rural areas.

" We will host the "Chintan Shivir" on 18th and 19th of January and then there will be a meeting on the 20th," said Dwivedi.

"In "Chintan Shivir", we will discuss all the current economical and social problems and on 20th of January, we will take decisions of all the conclusions of "Chintan Shivir"," he added. (ANI)

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