With an aim to reach out to former MLAs, MPs, local councillors and grass-root party workers to get an idea about the constituencies and issues before an upcoming Assembly polls in the national Capital, Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit announced the names of 14 district observers and 280 block observers.
Patparganj and Krishna Nagar district committees will be observed by Kiran Walia and Rohit Manchanda, whereas Mangat Ram and Hasan Ahmed have been appointed observers of New Delhi and Karol Bagh districts. Rohini and Kirari District Congress Committees will be looked after by Charanjeet Rai and Subhash Bhardwaj.
CP Mittal and Jitender Kumar have been appointed for Adarsh Nager and Chandani Chowk district committees, while Karawal Nagar and Babarpur districts, which fall under North East Lok Sabha constituency, will be looked after by Rajender Sharma and Ramakant Goswami.
Tilak Nagar and Najafgarh in west Delhi will be observed by AK Walia and Mateen Ahmed, respectively, while Desh Raj Choudhary and Narendra Nath have been made observers for Mehrauli and Badarpur in south Delhi District Committees. Both the lists bear signatures of party Delhi unit president Sheila Dikshit dated July 8.
The party also called meeting of the all the 14 newly-appointed observers for the District Congress Committees in which it was decided that the new 280 block Congress Committee presidents should be appointed within the next 10 days to gear up for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Delhi.
It may be noted that Dikshit had dissolved all 280 block committees on June 28 after a report of five-member committee constituted by party president following the defeat in recently held Lok Sabha polls.
The new additions are also being considered as a strategy to cope with the major loss in the Lok Sabha election as the Congress drew a blank in the national capital. Elections for Delhi Assembly are scheduled to take place early next year.