Unhappy with the big brother attitude of the National Conference Ministers and senior party leaders majority of Congress workers on saturday warned top brass of the Congress party against forging any alliance in the run up to the Assembly polls in the state.
The convention attended by AICC General Secretary Ambika Soni, PCC Chief Prof Saif Ud Din and leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad saw free wheeling interaction between party workers and senior leaders at Sainik farms in Jammu. One by one majority of party workers and senior leaders counted the shortcomings of the alliance govt headed by Omar Abdullah and accused some of the senior party ministers of ignoring the party workers while they occupied ministerial berths.
Poor governance by Omar led alliance govt and lack of assertiveness on the part of congress ministers in the cabinet were the main reasons party workers said which accounted for poor performance of the congress candidates in Jammu region during the Lok Sabha polls.
The women party workers raised the issue of step motherly treatment according by the male members of the party and the lack of coordination between the party machinery and the state govt.
Senior party leaders said the party despite formulating large number of public welfare schemes and carrying out developmental projects failed to propagate it among the masses. The youth leaders of the party alleged that senior party ministers remained mum when Omar Abdullah led govt enhanced retirement age of state govt employees and ignored the interests of youth in the state.
The youth leaders compared BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attracted youth during the election campaign but congress leaders failed to do so and paid heavy price. The party workers took a vow to work for strengthening the party ahead of the Assembly polls and urged the leaders to bury factionalism in the party if they want better results. If we fail to put up a united fight we are bound to lose face in the Assembly polls, the party workers warned.