New Delhi: Concerned about the fallout of an open confrontation with Anna Hazare, the Congress party has decided to resist from launching personal attack on the veteran Gandhian who is fighting for a strong Lokpal Bill, sources told Zee News on Monday.
The new line of approach emerged after a marathon meeting at the Congress headquarters here in the capital that was attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders.
The Congress doesn’t want the war over Lokpal Bill to be construed as Anna Vs Congress. Among those present during the meeting at 24 Akbar Road were Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and in-charge of party’s media cell Janardhan Dwivedi.
Earlier, senior Congress leader Motilal
Vora hoisted the national flag at the party headquarters
in the absence of Sonia Gandhi, who is recuperating in a
Among those present on the occasion were Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and senior leaders and ministers were present
on the occasion.
Rahul Gandhi, who had accompanied his mother to the US,
arrived here yesterday. There was much speculation that the
young leader, who is part of the four-member committee formed
by Sonia Gandhi too look after the party in her absence, will
hoist the tri-colour at the party headquarters this time.
Senior Party leaders had earlier said that they would
request Gandhi to do the honours but in case he declines, the
senior-most AICC leader available will unfurl the flag.
Vora had hoisted the national flag at the party
headquarters on January 26 last year when Sonia Gandhi was
The Congress President has undergone a surgery in the
US and is "convalescing well" post operation.
After the flag-hoisting, the Prime Minister and Rahul
Gandhi distributed sweets to children who attended the
With PTI inputs