Assam Assembly Election: 'Team Baghel' Training Assam Congress Leaders, Workers Ahead Of Election
With less than two months to go for Assam elections, the opposition Congress hopes to put up a strong fight against the ruling BJP, despite several top leaders switching parties in the last five years.
The party hopes to follow the Chhattisgarh model, after it successfully unseated the Raman Singh government in a landslide victory in 2018 polls.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is the Congress' observer for this Assam election, and has imported a dozen of his tacticians to mentor leaders and workers from every constituency in the art of taking on the BJP.
Every training session begins with the administration of an oath (in Hindi) - the oath reinforces the individual's resolve to remain committed to the Congress and to India's constitution.
Members of 'Team Baghel', as they are called, have been handpicked by the Chief Minister and are camping out in different parts of Assam, working on everything from booth-level sessions to workshops for party leaders.