Nagpur, Sept. 24: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today promised party workers here that those engaged in organisational work would also play a major role in the party’s decision-making process.
In a daylong closed-door meeting with the party’s rank and file from Maharashtra, Rahul said elected leaders do not pay heed to organisational heads at the district or block level, leave aside grassroots workers. That, he reportedly said on the first day of his two-day tour, is set to change.
“In his speech, Rahul Gandhi specifically mentioned that we would see the changes in the functioning of the party and those in the organisational set-up will have a say in its policies and programmes,” said a district president. However, he added with an apprehension: “It is easier said than done; we will see what happens.”
“Mr Gandhi wanted to directly communicate with party workers, especially those working at the ground level, and understand their problems so that appropriate measures are taken to strengthen the party’s organisational set-up,” said the party’s spokesperson for Maharashtra, Sachin Sawant.