How Congress, India's Grand Old Party, will wear a young look in the Gujarat polls

The Congress party is all set to wear a 'young look' for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls.

With 65% of population in Gujarat below 35 years of age, Congress is keen to ride on the 'Yuva Shakti' to dethrone BJP from the state.

Bharat Singh Solanki, President, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee, while talking to India Today said, "Fresh young candidates will be given more preference during ticket distribution by the party."

With 39-year-old OBC leader Alpesh Thakor joining Congress along with his supporters in the presence of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar on Monday, Congress will roll out its 'Mission 125+'.

Congress will wear a young look in the Gujarat polls

Congress has also extended its invitations to other two young leaders Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani to meet Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar on Monday in an attempt to send a message to BJP that youngsters are with the Congress.

According to sources, Congress is going to play on the 'youth' card big time in upcoming days.

The party strategists have gone back to boardroom to update their poll campaign as well as add in more 'wishes' of Gujarati youth in their manifesto.

"To generate employment for youth is our top most priority. Also, to provide a basic stipend as monetary support for unemployed youth. We will focus on female education and will talk in detail about the steps that we intend to take as per our manifesto," added Solanki.