Wednesday, October 24, 2012



 Dear friends, I'm sharing with you here, my first news report published in the leading English Daily of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, The Echo Of India, after joining the Echo Group of Publications as Sub-Editor for the islands' newly launched Hindi Daily - 'Info India'. I would love to respond to your comments on this. Cheers!

Port Blair, 25, August/- The curious cadres of the territorial Congress Committee today had a refresher course on amplification of the organization and gearing up for the upcoming general elections in 2014, at the hands of the veteran AICC General Secretary, Shri Janardan Dwivedi. During a function organized in his honor at Gandhi Bhawan, the state Congress headquarters, the visiting Rajya Sabha MP infused renewed energy in the party ranks, educating them on the grand old party’s rich ideology and time-tested policies that have made it the country’s most-elected party since independence.

Highlighting the party’s age-old tradition of preparing to govern with definite policies and programs based on the strong ideological groundwork, Shri Dwivedi said that it was this invincible practice that has led the party to power, time and again. “Gandhiji had devised the winning strategy of Panchayati Raj Institutions among the rest, well before the independence, which has helped the country’s overall growth manifold, in the post independence scenario”, said the seasoned politician, who has had a noteworthy political career of fifty five years.

A man of letters, Shri Dwivedi accused the BJP of ideological bankruptcy saying that in the absence of definite policies and programs in the current state of affairs, the opposition has been sheepishly resorting to distractions in multifarious forms, in a bid to look reasonable. He said, “They have always tried to thrive on the mistakes of our own workers, who owing to various factors ended up weakening the roots of our own organization. Hence, we need to strengthen our reach at the grassroots level and work towards winning the hearts and confidence of the country’s masses, thereby showing the opposition where they belong.”

Responding to the issues concerning the limited medical seats for the islands’ students and the unholy conduct of the former Congress MP during the last elections resulting in the loss of the party by a mere narrow margin, cited by the PCC General Secretary, Shri Mohammed Ali, the AICC General Secretary said, “Since I am a man of the organization, I cannot comment directly on these issues, but can assure that all the issues will be befittingly addressed, once the PCC President Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma and a couple of senior members visit Delhi and meet the party high-command.”

Leaving for the mainland tomorrow after the completion of his two-day visit, Shri Dwivedi wrapped up for the day saying, “The resentment resulting out of the previous defeat in the constituency, will prove to be the winning factor for us in the coming elections.”