Will use positive politics to take the country forward: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi said he wants to use Congress as an instrument for change in the country.

FP Politics January 23, 2013 08:55:08 IST
Will use positive politics to take the country forward: Rahul Gandhi

In his first address to the media since he took over as the Vice President of the Congress party, Rahul Gandhi said he will use 'positive politics' to take the country forward and that the Congress party was a great instrument to change things in the nation.

"We (political parties) are fighting with each others over small things. I don't want to do that. I don't want to get into negative politics, I'll use positive politics, because that will take the country forward," he said.

Will use positive politics to take the country forward Rahul Gandhi

Words of wisdom: Rahul Gandhi in a public rally. AP

The Congress leader officially took charge this evening as the party's second in command and met with the party's general secretaries and heads of departments at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in New Delhi.

Gandhi said he wants to use Congress as an instrument for change in the country.

"Congress party is the best instrument to change things in the country. We want young people to join and change the party," he said.

When asked about the Justice Verma recommendations, Gandhi said he will look into the recommendations but refused to answer any questions regarding the issue.

He also refused to take any questions and only commented on the number of media persons present to see him address a press conference.

The 42-year-old MP was elevated to the post at the party's Jaipur conclave held last weekend. As vice-president, he is second only to party President and his mother Sonia Gandhi.

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