Patna/New Delhi. (The News). Congress wants to gain her old glory. In the ongoing digital membership drive of the Congress party which ends today, Apr 15th, Hon’ble Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi ji was enrolled today as a digital member. Now Congress has enrollment 2.6 crore members digital.This statement issued by Shri KC Venugopal, General Secretary I/c, Organisation AICC.
When the drive started on November 1st, 2021, former Congress President and MP Sh Rahul Gandhi ji was one of the first Congress leaders to be enrolled as a digital member.Unlike previous years, this time, the CWC decided to implement the digital membership drive in addition to the standard paper membership process for the period 2022-2027.”It is a matter of happiness that the digital membership drive has evinced great interest from people of the country, specially younger supporters of the Congress party. We appreciate the role played by Sh Praveen Chakravarty, Chairman, AICC Data Analytics department in providing the necessary support in making the exercise successful.” said Shri KC Venugopal, General Secretary, Organisation, AICC.
Through the digital membership drive, Congress party has added 2.6 crore members across all booths in all assemnly segments. These are all verified members, enrolled into the party by a designated enroller using a proprietary mobile phone app called Congress Membership App.
Every verified member gets a digital ID card that is QR coded for authenticity.A network of over 5 lakh party approved enrollers went door to door to enrol members across the length and breadth of the country.”Ever since we started the drive, the key focus has been on quality of membership, not just quantity. Every member is verified at three levels, voter ID, photograph and phone number. The drive is strictly access controlled and only verified enrollers can use the membership app,” said Praveen Chakravarty, chairman, AICC Data Analytics department.
For the first time in the party’s 135 year history, it has embarked on a digital membership drive that will now form the basis for internal elections as well as organisation building.