Cong under Sonia a judicious mix of youth and experience:Sheila

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New Delhi, Sep 27 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the recent organisational changes in the Congress party had infused new vigour in the party.

Welcoming induction of Rahul Gandhi as party general secretary, Ms Dikshit, talking to mediapersons during an informal get together at the Press Club of India organised by the Delhi Journalists Union, said,''Rahul's induction as general secretary will encourage more and more youth to join the Congress party. In fact, the Congress under Mrs Sonia Gandhi is a judicious mix of youth as well as experience.'' Speaking at the informal meet, where the new president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress J P Agarwal was also present, the Chief Minister said the increasing entry of youth in any field was a step forward towards creating a youthful leadership in India.

''Youth constitute the future of the country. After all, India is considered among the youngest nations of the world. Recently, it is a team of young cricketers that has brought India laurels in form of the Twenty Twenty Cricket World Championship,'' she said.

Mrs Dikshit said while having experienced people in the party was an asset to it, the presence of youth was also necessary as they brought with them the required energy and enthusiasm to raise the party and the country to greater heights.

''The Congress has always had a tradition of giving due respect to experience. However, the right combination of experience and youth will help to strengthen the party in the years to come''the Chief Minister said.

In reply to another question, she said Mr J P Agarwal's appointment as the DPCC president had brought with it a wealth of experience that would help to strengthen the party.

''Mr Agarwal brings with him several years of experience. Nobody knows the Congress philosophy and policies better than him. The future of the Congress under his leadership seems good,'' Mrs Dikshit said.


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