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Sonia Gandhi flags a lack of clarity, cohesion among party leaders


Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that there was a lack of clarity and cohesion among the party’s state-level leaders.

Gandhi made the comment in her opening remarks at a meeting of Congress state presidents and general secretaries in Delhi. She said that the party’s statements on national matters were not reaching cadres at the grassroot level.

The Congress president told her party’s leaders that they must fight the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s “diabolical campaign”.

“We must do so with conviction and expose their lies before the people if we are to win this battle,” she added.

Gandhi emphasised that Congress workers must be trained to oppose the “unceasing onslaught of malicious disinformation campaigns at the behest of the BJP/RSS”.

She also told Congress’ state unit presidents to put the party’s interests before their personal ambitions.

“I would like to re-emphasise the paramount need for discipline and unity,” the Congress president said. “What should matter to each and every one of us is the strengthening of the organisation. This must override personal ambitions. In this lies both collective and individual success.”

Gandhi’s comment assumes significance as the Congress is facing political turmoil in Punjab, just months before Assembly polls are set to take…

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