- Rahul Gandhi at Congress office; to meet people for an hour every week
- Rahul Gandhi to meet around 30 people, in an open house session
- Rahul Gandhi will also meet with Congress leaders twice a week
Senior Congress leaders said the plan is for Rahul Gandhi to spare one hour for the mass outreach every week at the party's headquarters at 24 Akbar Road.
He is expected to meet around 30 people chosen by the party for the open house session. He will also meet with party leaders twice a week.
Rahul Gandhi used to hold such sessions at his mother's 10 Janpath home next door to the party office when he first became a party general secretary.
The interactions show the 47-year-old Congress chief intends to do things a little differently than his mother Sonia Gandhi, who, as Congress president, preferred to hold meetings at her home.
Rahul Gandhi's increased presence at the party office will also galvanise workers at the Congress headquarters, say leaders; the sprawling office has for years been used mainly for media briefings and special functions.
Even top Congress leaders are rarely seen at the party office unless for press conferences or events like Rahul Gandhi's takeover as party president.