Coming soon! A brand new 'Team Rahul Gandhi' - Check out the details
The Congress is being given a corporate touch by party vice president, as per a media report.
Delhi: The Congress is being given a corporate touch by party vice president Rahul Gandhi, as per a media report.
As per a report in Mail Today, Rahul is keen to rebuild the grand old party and in order to create a talent pool of younger leaders he has been personally evaluating resumes and conducting interviews.
The report said that around 600 party members had been interviewed by the Congress VP.
Rahul has been planning major changes in the party organisation since the massive defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. However, he could not bring about the changed due to resistance from within the party, as per the report.
The report also quoted sources as saying that younger leaders who had been selected via interview were waiting and would be given key roles whenever the changes take place.
So essentially it will be the new 'Team Rahul'.
The report also quoted one of Rahul's aides as saying that the Congress VP had started highlighting the fact that his new team would be a mix of youth and experience so that the tussle between the 'old guards' and the 'new blood' are ironed out.
At the same time, Rahul wanted to shift to a more democratic system and end the culture of patronage, the report again quoted sources as saying.
"He has been taking keen interest in selecting the candidates and personally interviewing them. He just wants to be sure of the people would implement his agenda in future," a senior AICC functionary told the website.
Speculations have been doing the rounds for a while now about Rahul taking over as party chief from his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
However, there has been no official confirmation to the same.