- Sonia Gandhi preferred to hold meetings at her home
- But her son Rahul Gandhi wants to change that
- He will soon start attending office two days a week
"We haven't decided which two days it will be,'' said a key Rahul Gandhi aide, adding, "However, it will be a process that will start very soon.''
Rahul Gandhi will also hold, the aide said, "open house sessions" to meet the public at the sprawling party headquarters once a week, quite like the janata darbars held by his grandmother Indira Gandhi at her Safdarjung Road home when she was Prime Minister. 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.
"It is an encouraging step that he will spend time in the Congress office," said senior party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
Digvijaya Singh used to be quite regular at the party office but he has been away for a while attempting a political comeback in his home state Madhya Pradesh. Even media incharge, Randeep Surjewala is rarely spotted at AICC.
Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress president last month.
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