from the desk of executive editor /Nishant karpatne
In bygone era of Congress, there used to be connect between leadership at district level and the top leadership at apex in the party.
During the era of Nehru, Shastri and Indira, the top leaders used to nourish and nurture the relationship and affinity with the party leaders at ground. Such practices nourished the roots of party and kept the ground level leadership upbeat and positively charged for actions.
Slowly things in Congress began to take different shapes and feudal structure slowly gained strength with state chieftains having lobby of workers and leaders who in the distress and crisis hours of party were found to be more dedicated and inclined towards their local patron leadership.
But now it is being observed and noticed that the things are slowly changing and the old practices of Indira Era seem to be reviving. Patnaites is in possession of an appointment letter by Incharge Party Affairs in Bihar Shaktising Gohil. This relates to the appointment of Shashi Ranjan as President Congress Patna Mahanagar. The letter refers to the appointment of Shashi Ranjan party President at District, say Mahanagar level by Smt. Sonia Gandhi herself.
Truly amazing and unique is the appointment of Shashi Ranjan. This appointment shows the Patnaites the revival of old congress practices when the top leadership valued and gave due reasonable importance to leaders who worked hard for the ideology and policies of Congress at ground level.
Patnaites feel that the deeper connect, top leadership maintains with dynamic leaders on ground the stronger will be the base of Congress in Bihar.