Congress state unit in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday announced a 15-day membership drive from Constitution Day (November 26) with the aim of adding one crore new members to the party.
At a press conference, state Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu said the slogan of the campaign, which will continue till December 10, is “Ek Pariwar, Naye Sadasya Chaar [One family, four new members].”
People could give a missed call at 8230005000 to become a party member, he said.
Over one lakh five-member teams have been formed in various constituencies to achieve the target.
“We will put up canopies at prominent markets, bus stops, and railway stations as part of the membership drive,” Congress UP chief added.
Congress will organise “Bhim Charcha [discussions]” during the drive to attract the votes of people from Dalit and Other Backward Class (OBC) communities.
Congress workers have been told to apprise the electorate about pledges that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has made in wake of the 2022 elections.
Lallu also told media that the party will put up posters of its “Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon [I am a girl, and I can fight]” campaign in front of women’s and girls’ colleges and universities.
The party’s electoral promises for women and girls, include reservation of 40 per cent of Assembly elections tickets, and electric scooties and smartphones for girls who clear the Class 12 exams.