New Delhi: Newly appointed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday officially took the charge at party headquarters in Delhi.

He met party general secretaries and heads of departments at the 24, Akbar Road.

“I don't want to get into negative politics. I don't want to be critical of everybody. I want to get into positive politics. Positive politics is what is going to take this country forward. Negative politics is not going to take this country forward,” Rahul Gandhi said after taking the charge.

Commenting on the present state of politics, he said, "The environment of our politics and the types of discussions that we have in politics are extremely acrimonious. We are always fighting with each other."

"We are a dynamic country and this country can do wonders... Lately I feel a lot of the discussion is negative... there is a lot of positive things happening everyday... Many youngsters are transforming things,” he said.

Gandhi scion was elevated to the number two position in the party at the Congress’ Chintan Shivir held in Jaipur last week.

Rahul observed that fight often takes place over the same things. He, however, claimed that Congress party is the "most powerful instrument" to change things in the country and bring youngsters into politics.

He said only Congress can bring transformation in the country. "I think Congress party is the best instrument to change things. It's the best instrument to bring youngsters into politics and I think it is the most powerful instrument."

Rahul said he intends to make Congress "accessible to as many youngsters and experienced people as possible and try and use this instrument to change this country."

Asked what his message is to Tamil Nadu, he said it is the same for the country, including Andhra Pradesh. "The message to Tamil Nadu is the same as the message to rest of India. Same message to Andhra as the rest of India," he said.


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