New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday cautioned her party Members of Parliament (MPs) that indiscipline will not be tolerated at any cost and asked them to prepare for the coming General Elections.
Congress president’s tough talking came during a crucial meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) which was held for the first time after party’s debacle in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
Sonia, while asking her party workers to prepare for upcoming polls and shun factionalism, advised them to refrain from publicly speaking against the party policies and decisions taken by the central leadership.
Coming down heavily on the opposition parties, Congress president said that the recent developments have exposed the real face of the opposition parties.
The meeting of the Congress Parliamentary board was attended by all top party leaders including Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi.
During the meeting, which took place in Parliament, Sonia Gandhi also unveiled party`s strategy in view of forthcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential elections.
The Congress chief also released a document named ‘Vision 2014’ for next two years ahead of the General Elections.
The parliamentary board also discussed a crucial report submitted by AK Antony on the recent poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh.
In her last meeting with the party MPs, Sonia had asked the party MPs to be prepared for the 2014 General Elections and take lessons from party’s debacle in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states.
The Antony panel had attributed the loss to poor ticket distribution, and nepotism and the failure to fight the perception that the Congress was corrupt.
Interestingly, the Antony panel had also given a clean chit to Rahul Gandhi for the party`s failure in Uttar Pradesh.