With his eyes clearly set on the upcoming assembly elections, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi asked chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Jai Prakash Aggarwal to ensure better coordination between the government and the state unit.
Party sources said Gandhi met them to review the working of the state unit ahead of the polls. Ahmed Patel, political secretary to the Congress president, party general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi and in-charge of Delhi affairs Birender Singh were also present.
Sources said Rahul asked Dikshit and Aggarwal chief to fill vacant posts in Delhi Congress sub committees in the wake of the November elections.
“We had a normal meeting with Rahulji. We have decided to fill the posts of the presidents of manifesto committee, public committee and vice president of Delhi Congress. He asked us to expedite the process for elections,” Dikshit told IANS.
Gandhi had a meeting with Congress party workers, MLAs, MPs and ministers at the state headquarters last month where he had spoken against factionalism within the party. He said he was not as soft as the party president (Sonia Gandhi) and will not tolerate any indiscipline.
He had laid stress on bringing more democracy in the party and said suggestions from party rank and file, ranging from a councillor to an MP, must be taken while formulating election strategy.
(With agency inputs)