Rahul Gandhi needs to be more accessible like Sonia, spend more time at Congress HQ: Sheila Dikshit
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has given a fresh piece of advice to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying he needs to be more accessible to people like her mother and party chief Sonia.
New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has given a fresh piece of advice to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying he needs to be more accessible to people like her mother and party chief Sonia.
"I would like Rahul Gandhi to be more accessible," Dikshit was quoted as saying by the NDTV.
Dikshit, who had served three consecutive terms as Chief Minister of Delhi, said that Rahul Gandhi possessed all the qualities of a leader but he needs to spend more time at the party office in the national capital.
Driving her point home, Dikshit recalled that Sonia Gandhi, after taking charge of the party nearly 19 years back, used to spend about two or three hours at the Congress headquarters every day.
"Rahul must do the same," she added.
She also expressed hope that if Rahul takes her advice, the Congress headquarters would "start buzzing" again and not wear the desolate look it has after the party's performance in the recent assembly elections.
"The whole place would start buzzing," she said.
However, she also cautioned her partymen, saying others in Congress too need to "get used to his (Rahul Gandhi) style."
The 79-year-old Congress veteran, while asserting that Rahul Gandhi possessed the leadership qualities, said he needs to work hard to change his working style.