New Delhi, Feb 6: The newly appointed Vice-President of Congress Rahul Gandhi is on a mission to revamp the prospects of the party. In order to give boost to Congress, Rahul is all set to re-start holding 'Janata Darbar' (Open house for public), an old legacy of Congress.
In the 'Janata Darbar', Rahul will meet and interact common people of the country on a regular basis. Former Prime Ministers of India, Indira Gandhi (Rahul's grandmother) and Rajiv Gandhi (Rahul's father) used to regularly meet people in 'Janata Darbar'. In 'Janata Darbar', the former PMs used to discuss people's problems in a democratic manner.
Congress leaders had earlier asked Rahul to re-start 'Janata Darbar' in order to instill faith among poor Indians that people at power in the national capital are accessible to them.
Mahila Congress chief Anita Verma and AICC secretary Hanumantha Rao said that 'Janata Darbar' under the earlier generation of Gandhi family sent across the message that the voiceless had a patron in the family.
After a free and frank exchange of views at his first three-day formal interaction with AICC office bearers, Rahul Gandhi will be holding similar exercises with state level leaders soon.
Sources in the party said it has been decided that the exercise will be carried out but details are yet to be chalked out.
At the concluding day of the three-day interaction at the AICC, Gandhi, who was anointed as Number 2 in the Congress during party's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur almost a fortnight back, had expressed his keenness to have such discussions from
block to state level.
"Rahul Gandhi said he desires to hold such meetings even at state level and if possible even with party workers at district and block level. As and when a programme is finalised, you will be informed," party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi had told reporters yesterday.
(With inputs from PTI)