Rahul Gandhi today asked party workers involved in “groupism” to “mend their ways” so that a united Congress party can win the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections due next year.
“Those dabbling in groupism should mend their ways and stay united to give a crushing defeat to other parties in the elections,” the Congress vice president said at a meeting with party leaders on Friday morning.
Rahul discussed issues that the party faces and asked party workers to fan out in the interiors to make people aware of Congress’ policies and programmes.
He also discussed ways to counter the strategy of opposition parties.
Winding up his three-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Rahul today participated in the district vigilance committee meeting.
On Friday afternoon, protesting anganwadi workers gathered along the route to be taken by the Congress leader demanding a pay hike, and were involved in a fracas with the police when the latter tried to move them.
Later, when Rahul arrived on the scene on his way to Lucknow, he got out of his car and listened to their grievances.
Rahul Gandhi's convoy was stopped by protesting Anganwadi workers in Gauriganj (UP) while he was enroute to Lucknow. pic.twitter.com/sf7MWjmHFo— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 2, 2016
Rahul is scheduled to embark on a yatra from Deoria in eastern Uttar Pradesh on September 6 to highlight problems being faced by the farmers. The yatra will conclude in Delhi after a month.