Stating that Tamil Nadu was the most progressive state in the country, and the people of the state were hardworking and enterprising, she said the people still take pride in the 'golden period' of Kamaraj rule. The former Congress stalwart had worked closely with Nehru and Indira Gandhi. The state had made remarkable progress during the long years of Congress rule. Many colleges, schools, dams, industries and the mid-day meal scheme still stand testimony to the vision of Kamaraj.
''That vision should be revived. It is our duty to work hard for realising the vision of Kamaraj'', she said.
She also offered to visit Tamil Nadu frequently if the partymen organised meetings of this type by remaining united and work with the people. ''I will spend as much time as I can here '' she assured.
Ms Gandhi recalled her tour to Tamil Nadu during late 80s with her husband Rajiv Gandhi and said she experienced the special affection the people had shown to their family members.