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Sonia to concentrate on re-organising CWC

Source: PTI
May 22, 2004 21:20 IST
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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday night said she would concentrate on re-organising Congress Working Committee since many of its members have joined the government.

"I will be reorganising the CWC as many members have become ministers," Gandhi, who is the chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party, told reporters after the swearing-in ceremony of Manmohan Singh government at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Gandhi, who mixed freely with guests during the get together over tea after the swearing-in, stressed her party needed to be re-organised.

"I will have to look at the whole thing (party) again," she said.

Asked about Rahul Gandhi's remarks that he did not want a government job, Gandhi said younger people like him were probably needed by the party.

To a question if BJP had accepted defeat in the Lok Sabha elections gracefully, she put a counter question to the reporter asking what he thought.

"I agree with you," Gandhi said when the scribe replied that BJP may not have taken the defeat well.

On whether she had sacrificed Prime Ministership, Gandhi said she did not think so. "I am not a saint (to sacrifice). I am a human being like you people," she said.

To another question on what would be her role as CPP chairperson, Gandhi said she would like to have an overall view on the role of the party.

On what kind of relationship did she expect between the government and the party, the Congress chief said they will be good.

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