Making a strong pitch for AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi as Prime Minister,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday emphasised that Congress workers should work together to ensure that Gandhi occupied the countrys top job in 2014.
Dikshit,who addressed a gathering of party workers at the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) office on Thursday,said,We all want Rahul Gandhi to become the PM but he will not do it on his own. We will have to settle our differences and work with each other to ensure that he is Indias leader after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The CM appealed to all party workers to work for a fourth straight victory in Delhi and a third consecutive one in Lok Sabha. Please resolve that you will make all possible sacrifices for Rahul Gandhi. We get energy from him. There may be differences among us but we will have to leave them aside to reach our destination, she said.
Dikshit,DPCC president J P Agarwal and AICC general secretary incharge of Delhi,Shakeel Ahmed,met for the first time after Ahmed took over from Birendra Singh recently. The veteran Congress leaders put up a rare show of unity while addressing Delhi party workers and stressed on the need for better coordination.
Agarwal,who has in recent times been at loggerheads with Dikshit,stated that unity in the party would ensure a victory for the Congress in the upcoming Assembly elections.
It is almost like a trend. If we win the Assembly elections in Delhi,we are sure to win the Lok Sabha elections next year. For this,we must focus our efforts and work together, Agarwal said.
Ahmed,who took over from Birendra Singh as general secretary in the recent AICC reshuffle,said his task was that of a facilitator.
My work here is to ensure that there are no misconceptions or miscommunication between anybody in the party. We are like a family and once our differences are banished,we will become stronger, Ahmed said.