New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to meet AICC office-bearers on Thursday, his first formal interaction after taking over as party vice president more than a week ago.
The closed-door meeting will be attended by over 50 office-bearers of the party including AICC general secretaries, AICC secretaries, in-charges of states and chiefs of all the frontal wings of the party including Youth Congress, NSUI, Mahila Congress and Seva Dal.
The meeting is significant since this will be the first formal interaction of Gandhi with party leaders after he was appointed as Congress vice president during its two-day 'Chintan Shivir' in Jaipur on January 19. He formally took over his position in the AICC on January 23.
In his brief interaction with the media after joining his new office in the AICC then, Gandhi had made a strong pitch for positive politics promising to make Congress an "instrument of change".
In his first informal interaction with senior party leaders then, he had also sought to raise their comfort level saying there were some leaders whose experience in politics is more than his age and he is looking forward to draw from their experience.
"Congress party is best instrument to change things. It is the best instrument to bring youngsters into politics. I think it is the most powerful instrument.
"What I want to do is to take the Congress family, make it accessible to as many youngsters and experienced people as possible and try and use this instrument to change this country," Gandhi had told the media.
Gandhi had also held another informal meeting with the national office bearers of the Indian Youth Congress and NSUI on January 25 asking them to work with greater focus to strengthen the party.


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