Addressing the cheering workers in congress party headquarters in Srinagar, Rahul Gandhi Thursday afternoon termed party workers as “backbone of congress” and pitched for their larger involvement in the decision making of the party.
Terming the party workers as the most important component of the party, he said: “One can become MLA or Minister after being worker, but the reverse can’t happen,” he said making congress workers to erupt in loud chanting and cheering. “My entire focus is on party workers, so that their voice is heard not only at state level, but at centre level as well. I will do whatever I can, to strengthen the workers.”
The UPA future prime ministerial candidate said that workers often complaint that at the time of party ticket distribution, they aren’t being considered.
“I want to bring a gradual change in it. After that, workers should themselves say that party took them on board and decided after considering their suggestions,” he says.
Rahul said that Block and District levels need to be strengthened for the overall empowerment of workers.
He cautioned congress ministers to pay heed to party workers, “otherwise it might affect your chances to earn a ticket.”