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Rahul tells Congress leaders to reach out to party workers

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked AICC general secretaries to meet party’s block and district level workers and prepare a report within two months on how to take the party forward.

Party sources said all All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretaries attended Wednesday’s meeting, which was part of Gandhi’s ongoing effort to strengthen the Congress party following the Lok Sabha poll debacle.

In the past few months, Rahul Gandhi had held interactions with young and elderly party leaders from various states in groups to take their feedback on how to strengthen the party at the grassroots and make a turn around.

“The Congress vice president has asked the general secretaries to meet the workers at block and district levels to get their feedback on how to take the party forward in terms of strength, ideology and other aspects,.

“They have been given two months to prepare a report which would be submitted to the party and then a special AICC session would be held to discuss it,” a source said.

There is a view in the party that since the next general elections will be held five years from now, it is time for the party to focus on its organisation in states. The defeat trail of Congress has not stopped since the Lok Sabha polls, which saw its tally dropping to an abysmal 44 from 206 in 2009. Barring the Assembly election results in some states a few months ago, there has been no silver lining for the party in the past six months.

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