Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Feb 9:
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said he would talk to the Central leadership about the formation of a Minorities Commission in the state.
The assurance came during an interaction the Gandhi scion had with leaders of the minority communities, who wanted a forum for the minorities in the state to air their grievances, here in the evening.
Rahul said that India belongs to all its people irrespective of which religion they belong to. “People belonging to all religions can live in harmony in this country,” he said.
The Congress vice president said political parties may believe that they rule the people, but real power lies with the ‘aam admi’ who can bring about change by sending the right kind of people to the legislature,” he said.
Citing the example of the victory of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) in the Delhi elections, the Congress would do at the national level what AAP did in Delhi.
“Just as the people gave a chance to AAP in Delhi, the Congress will get the support of common people to form the next government at the Centre,” Gandhi said.
The Congress No 2 said there was a need for the restructuring and decentralisation of the party to make it more democratic.
“Seeking the opinion of the party workers before any major decision is most important. A few people cannot rule the party,” he said.
Admitting that the state unit of the party is not in good shape, the Gandhi scion said it should correct the mistakes of the past and work for the people to regain their confidence.