Jaipur Chintan Camp in 2013: The two-term government (9 years) of the UPA, led by the Congress at the Center, was almost over. There were many allegations of corruption against the Manmohan Singh government. Different movements against corruption were taking place in many parts of the country. In such a situation, a Chintan Shivir was organized by the Congress in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, from January 18 to 19. There was a strong buzz in the BJP to launch the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre. At the same time, Rahul Gandhi had had a good time in active politics. There was a discussion that Rahul Gandhi should be given important responsibility in the party. At that time Congress had governments in 13 states of the country. The Chintin camp of Jaipur was organized only to hand over the leadership to Rahul Gandhi. In this contemplation camp, Rahul Gandhi had said, ‘Last night mother (Sonia Gandhi) came into the room and started crying. She knows from her own experiences that power is a poison. After this contemplation camp, the Congress suffered a crushing defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the NDA government was formed with a thumping majority at the Centre.
Udaipur Chintan Shivir of 2022: Congress has been out of power at the Center since 2014. Apart from this, the Congress government has also ended in different states of the country. Lok Sabha elections are to be held after two years in 2024. Before that, assembly elections are to be held in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in 2023. In view of this, a Chintan Shivir is being organized by the Congress in Udaipur from May 13 to 15. At this time, due to the continuous loss of elections, there is a tussle within the Congress. Questions are being raised on the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. However, some people are demanding to hand over the party leadership to Rahul Gandhi once again. The main objective of this time’s Chintan Shivir is to bring change and strength in the organization of Congress.
Rahul Gandhi will be the keynote speaker at Udaipur Chintan Shivir
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi left Delhi for Udaipur at 7:30 pm by Chetak Express to reach Udaipur in Rajasthan’s Chintan Shivir. Two coaches were booked in Chetak Express by the Congress party. ‘Party coach’ was written on both these reserved coaches. In this train, Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, Jharkhand in-charge Avinash Pandey, Jharkhand State President Rajesh Thakur, Northeast in-charge Ajoy Kumar, Mahila Congress President Neta D’Souza, Youth Congress President Srinivas, Haryana in-charge Vivek Bansal, Delhi State President Anil About 70 leaders including Chaudhary left for Udaipur from Delhi. This journey of about 744 km took 12 hours. During this, the train reached Udaipur stopping at 20 stations.
The Congress is organizing a three-day ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur to chalk out its future strategy to meet the challenges on the political, economic and organizational fronts. This is the fourth contemplation camp being organized by the party so far. A total of 422 leaders of the party will participate in this camp. Udaipur Congress Contemplation Camp The keynote speaker is Rahul Gandhi.