While speaking on the concluding day of the three-day-long ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday emphasized the need for the party to connect with people and said that this is not possible through “any shortcut.” Rahul stated, “We have to revive our connection with people and need to accept that it was broken down. We will strengthen it. This will not happen with any shortcut, it requires hard work.”
Adding that it is difficult for regional parties to replace Congress at the national level, Rahul said, “Sometimes our senior leaders and workers go into depression. It’s normal because this is not an easy fight. This fight cannot be fought by a regional party because this is a fight of ideology.”
He further said that the Congress party has gained clarity on the way ahead after receiving guidance from senior party leaders. “Senior leaders showed us the direction and there is a lot of clarity where the Congress party has to go in terms of policy, thinking, political position,” said the Congress leader.
Rahul also attacked the BJP and said that the party would never allow open discussions within itself. Rahul was quoted as saying, “Which other political party in this country would allow this type of conversation? Certainly, the BJP, and RSS would never allow such a thing.”