Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has asked all members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of Congress, to start working for the general and state elections slated for 2014.
Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony for the newly-elected members of NSUI’s Mumbai chapter on Tuesday evening, Chavan urged them to reach to every citizen personally and take congress non-communal ideology to each home.
Praising the power of social media, without mentioning the Delhi gang rape aftermath, he said, “We were not aware of social media’s power but now we know it’s an information explosion platform. Use this platform to take forward Rahulji’s vision. The party looks up to youth who can build a base to go ahead.”
Over 500 office bearers of NSUI, elected from various city colleges, were present in the ceremony. Textile and minority minister Arif Naseem Khan, MP Sanjay Nirupam, MP Eknath Gaikwad and a dozen top leaders of congress, NSUI and Youth Congress were also present.
Further, taking a dig at the saffron alliance and NDA, Chavan said that some communal forces working in the country managed to come in power after playing divisive politics in the Babri Masjid case.
Chavan also tried to touch up on issues related to the youth, such as the economic slowdown and dwindling employment opportunities. He claimed that the newly-declared industrial and textile policies will create jobs.