CPI targets Rahul Gandhi, says 'non-starter' PM can't address public meetings

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Kumar Anjan on Monday took a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying a 'non-starter' Prime Minister cannot address public meetings.

"Now, the political parties and leaders and especially these Congress leaders, they are avoiding to hold the public meetings. We have non-starter Prime Minister, he can't address the public meetings," said Anjan.

"Earlier, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and even Narasimha Raoji, they used the public meetings to convey their messages to the people. But now, people are holding media conclaves," he added.

Anjan, who was commenting on the Congress media conclave being held in the national capital, said the ruling party at the Centre is not concerned about connecting itself with the marginalized and poor section of the society.

"They don't believe in winning the hearts of the socially and backward people," he added.

The CPI leader also used the occasion to take potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"It seems that a war is going on between the Congress and the BJP how to trap the media into their folds. Everyday in and out, the BJP people are trying to woo the media. I think the media has to play a very vital role, but it should not be subjective one; it must be an objective and at the same time based on the reality," said Anjan.

"In a democratic system to woo the voters and to create an atmosphere for party which wants to win the election or attract the people, they are using all methodology and such types of conclaves are being media conclaves," he added.

As national elections draw closer, the Congress Party is holding a two-day media conclave beginning today seeking to tone up its communication strategy in states and propagate the UPA's achievements among the masses.

Several Congress veterans will address the key sessions during the two-day programme.

A statement from All India Congress Committee (AICC) said the party will also unveil its social platform 'Khidki' for about 200 spokespersons from across the country, encouraging them to use it as a window of opportunity, besides giving them lessons in the do's and don'ts of electronic media.

The programme will also conclude with round-table discussions in ten groups organised for spokespersons from states and NSUI and Youth Congress representatives on a host of current topics. (ANI)


Get stories like this on the Yahoo app and discover more every day.
Download it now.


    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      5th ODI
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Hambantota, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka ODI ...
      SL won by 165 runs
    • Team flag for Netherlands vs. Team flag for ScotlandSCONED
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
    • Team flag for Hong Kong vs. Team flag for IrelandIREHK
      3rd Place Play-off
      Match abandoned
      Sun, Jul 26, 2015
      Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
      World Twenty20 Qualifier, ...
  • No live matches are in progress.
    • Team flag for England vs. Team flag for AustraliaAUSENG
      3rd Test
      Wed, Jul 29, 2015
      Birmingham, England
      The Ashes, 2015...
      Upcoming match
    • Team flag for Bangladesh vs. Team flag for South AfricaSABAN
      2nd Test
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Mirpur, Bangladesh
      South Africa in Bangladesh...
    • Team flag for Sri Lanka vs. Team flag for PakistanPAKSL
      1st T20I
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Thu, Jul 30, 2015
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Pakistan in Sri Lanka T20 ...