Taking lessons from the overwhelming defeat in the just culminated Lok Sabha elections, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar asked his party workers on Thursday (6 June) to take a lesson from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers and workers and their perseverance in reaching out to the voters, The Economic Times.
Speaking at a meeting of party leaders and workers at Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pawar said that "we can certainly learn from their determination and persistence while visiting voters." He further asked the party workers to start preparing for the Maharashtra state assembly elections which are due in October-November 2019.
Pawar stressed that NCP workers go to peoples' houses and if nobody is home, they drop the party's pamphlet at the doorstep and leave. But if an RSS worker working for the party (BJP) finds the door closed in the morning, he will visit that house again in the evening. If it is still closed, he will go to the same house the next morning and will ensure that he meets the people living there and hand over the pamphlet.
"We need not follow them entirely, but the way they show persistence in developing public relations, I feel that persistence is very important," Pawar asserted while trying to imbue the party leaders and workers.