Addressing 32 media chiefs of the party from states and union territories, the Congress vice president also told them that a performance evaluation mechanism is there in the party now and hence those who have shown results will no longer be ignored.
The Gandhi scion addressed the state media chiefs at Jawahar Bhavan, where the party organized a day long workshop on social media, the first-of-its-kind to train spokespersons on Twitter, Facebook and other interactive internet sites.
Union Ministers Manish Tewari and Shashi Tharoor, AICC media department chief Ajay Maken and party MP Dipender Hooda addressed separate sessions for the party’s media strategists from across the country.
Rahul Gandhi did not address the session on social media and his interaction with the state media department chiefs was kept a close secret till the last. During his interaction, Gandhi told the party leaders that they need not respond to the ‘lies and propaganda of the Opposition’ in similar manner.
"The Opposition’s propaganda can be countered even in a dignfied manner. Do not remain silent. Speak up and counter it strongly. You are the mouthpieces of the party.”
"But for that you will have to up to date, when you go to participate in television debates. You have to back your arguments with content, the Congress vice president is learnt to have told them.
Rahul Gandhi also told them while they should be debating freely and frankly any issue within the party for and ‘there should be uniformity in your response when you go public and speak to television and media.’


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