Tirupur (TN): Congress General secretary
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said only the high command could take a
decision on the party`s alliance in Tamil Nadu for the
assembly elections due early next year.
"The issue will be taken to the party high command, who
alone will decide such matters. The youth Congress alone
cannot do it," he told party workers at a meeting here.
Gandhi`s remarks came in response to the demand from a
section of the workers against continuation of the party`s
alliance with DMK in Tamil Nadu.
With unprecedented security in place, mediapersons were
not allowed anywhere near the venue.
Party workers who attended the meeting said Gandhi had
told them he would try to give good representation to youth
during the coming assembly elections.
Interacting with nearly 10,000 workers of nearly 13
parliamentary constituencies, Gandhi said the volunteers
should go closer to people and work for them, so that the
party could be strengthened at all levels.
’Minor skirmishes should not be allowed to snowball’
AICC General Secretary
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said "minor skirmishes" in Congress in
Tamil Nadu should not be allowed to snowball into a major
crisis and action should be taken against those responsible
"Minor skirmishes should not be allowed to snowball
into a major crisis affecting the party. If groupism causes
damage to the party, action should be taken against those
responsible for it," he said.
The Congress leader said this during an interaction
with Youth Congress` women cadres at a college here.
To a question on how centrally sponsored programmes
could be implemented best in the state, Gandhi suggested that
women cadres should ensure effective implementation of
programmes with the help of TNCC President and the party.
Stating that women always look at the future and men
at the present, he suggested women to enter politics in a big
way for a bright future of the country and Tamil Nadu.
"There will be no wonder if one of the young women
among you becomes Chief Minister in another two years," he