Amethi: Rahul Gandhi on Friday asked party workers involved in groupism "to mend their ways" so that a united Congress can win the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due next year.
"Those dabbling in groupism should mend their ways and stay united to give a crushing defeat to other parties in the elections," the Congress Vice President said at a meeting with party leaders that went on till wee hours on Friday.
Rahul discussed threadbare the issues before the party and asked party workers to fan out in the interiors to make people aware of Congress' policies and programmes. He also discussed ways to counter the strategy of opposition parties.
Winding up his three-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Rahul on Friday participated in the district vigilance committee meeting. Meanwhile, some protesting anganwadi workers tried to gather on the route to be taken by the Congress leader to air
their grievances. When police tried to stop them they were involved in a fracas.
Later, when Rahul arrived on the scene while leaving for Lucknow, he came out of his car and listened to their grievances. Rahul is scheduled to embark on a yatra from Deoria in eastern Uttar Pradesh on 6 September to highlight problems being faced by the farmers. The yatra will conclude in Delhi after a month.