Mr. Gandhi said party members must understand that they have to fight for their rights

Asserting that the practice of leaving decisions to the “high command” needs to be done away with, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that it will be good for the party if they are taken at state level.

Interacting with a select group of Congress leaders and workers in the city, Mr. Gandhi said party members must understand that they have to fight for their rights.

“The Congress as I see, does not belong to me or to you, but it belongs to the whole country,” he said.

He said that there was a time when all sections of society including minorities and weaker classes were with the Congress, but many of them have drifted away from the party.

Efforts are needed to ensure that they come back to Congress, he said.

Mr. Gandhi added that the party also needs to learn from its mistakes during the last two assembly elections held in 2003 and 2008.

He said that this year’s Madhya Pradesh assembly elections should be fought under a totally united Congress which is capable of winning them.

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