Congress needs to be precise about what it stands for: Rahul Gandhi 

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 25, 2018, 10:59 AM(IST)

Rahul Gandhi. Photograph:( PTI )

Story highlights

Gandhi said the Congress is not able to express the ideas very effectively.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday talked about what he perceives as his party's weaknesses. In an interactive session at the London School of Economics, Gandhi said the Congress is not able to express the ideas very effectively. 

He added that the BJP and the RSS are "very clear" about what they want to convey and have no confusion. Congress needs to "be precise about what it stands for," the Congress Chief noted. 

"The BJP and RSS are very clear in what they are saying. There is no confusion. RSS spends time on an idea. Congress needs to expand and be precise about what it stands for," Gandhi said. 

Gandhi also stated that the party did not fare well in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections due to "internal fight" between the younger and the older generation. 

"There are senior leaders with experience and with understanding and there are youngsters who are developing. You cannot break the past because there is a lot of value in some of the senior people. So, in a sense, the present has to be a merger of the future and the past. That's really why Congress ran into trouble in 2014," Gandhi reasoned.

Gandhi said he has tried to bring them together successfully. He also said that the threat in the Congress is "arrogance".

Read in App