Congress needs to get basics right, follow rules: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday told party leaders that he was in no rush to change the organisation and the party should instead focus on correcting the basic problems and ensuring that rules were followed.
Gandhi was talking on the second day of his first formal interaction with senior leaders after taking over as party`s No 2. The meeting will continue on February 04 as only 13 party secretaries could speak on Friday.
The discussions at the meeting are expected to help Gandhi plan his new team to fight a slew of assembly polls this year and the next general elections scheduled in 2014.
Many secretaries started listing their individual grievances, saying they did not receive enough time or opportunity from the general secretaries and the ministers, and sought a quick resolution of their problems.
Others opined that membership issues should be given weightage and said the party needs to explain the flagship welfare programmes of the government to people.
"Responsibility with accountability" was the common refrain of the speakers during the meeting which lasted over two hours as most secretaries spoke at length.
According to party sources, Gandhi told them to suggest ways to strengthen the organisation and said personal problems can be taken up later.
"We need to have a system, so the party can work towards its goals...we need to correct the basics first and ensure we have rules that are followed," the sources quoted Gandhi as saying.
He also said there was no need to rush with change in the organisation and said it would unfold in two phases.
Gandhi also said that he would convey the suggestions made by the leaders to his mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi before the much-awaited reshuffle takes place.
Some of the speakers also suggested that Rahul Gandhi should interact with state and district level leaders through video conferencing.
Gandhi had on Thursday given a patient hearing to the general secretaries in charge of states who suggested the organisation needed an overhaul at the earliest.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- One year of Modi govt: PM promises to fulfil aspirations
- Watch: Mumbai cops find new secret agents in housewives!
- Hundreds die as heat wave continues in India
- 2G scam: Ex-TRAI chief alleges Manmohan Singh had warned him to cooperate
- Pranab Mukherjee defends Bofors scam, says it was just a media trial
- Salman Khan attends sister Arpita's wedding reception in Mandi
- Zee Media's mega survey on Modi govt
- Zee Media Exclusive: Vidya Balan chats about 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani'
- Para athlete Deepa Malik complains of callous service by Air India
- Smriti Irani visits Amethi, promises to pay insurance money to 25,000 women
- I eat beef, can somebody stop me?: Kiren Rijiju hits back at Naqvi
- One year of Modi govt: Amit Shah addresses media
- Delhi: Visually impaired boy scores 91.4% in CBSE 12th Board exams
- MP: 14-year-old boy works as bonded labour since 2009
- BBV: What challenges lie ahead of Modi govt?
- One year of NDA govt: PM Modi writes open letter to nation, promises to transform India
- Arpita-Aayush wedding reception: Salman Khan spreads love in Mandi, says `hum aapke hain`
- World optimistic about India: PM Narendra Modi on 1 year of NDA govt
- MSBSHSE Class 12th HSC results 2015 to be declared at 1pm tomorrow
- Bharatiya Janata Party lacks majority for Ram Temple, Article 370: Amit Shah
- Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at one year of Modi govt, wishes 'happy birthday' to 'suit-boot ki sarkar'
- CBSE Class 10 Board Result 2015 (cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in) postponed?
- Check mahresult.nic.in for MSBSHSE Maharashtra Class 12 HSC Result 2015
- AAP govt moves resolution against MHA notification: As it happened
- CBSE Class 10 Board Result 2015 to be announced on May 28
- Maharashtra MSBSHSE HSC Result 2015 on mahresult.nic.in
- Heatwave kills 90 more in Andhra, Telangana; toll crosses 800
- Gujjars adamant on holding talks in Bayana; rail tracks remain blocked
- CBSE 10th result to be declared tomorrow
- I was misquoted, says Kiren Rijiju on 'beef' remark