All India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Monday advised newly-elected young Members of Legislative Assembly from Maharashtra and Haryana, who were given tickets from the Youth Congress quota, to work towards strengthening the organisation, keeping the Aam Aadmi as the focus in their work.
Gandhi also discussed the recent assembly election results in these states with the young MLAs. He also promised to visit Maharashtra soon, where he has plans to further strengthen the party's youth wing.
Four of the six Congress workers from the Youth Congress won their seats in Maharashtra, while one won in Haryana. In Maharashtra, Youth Congress president Rajiv Satav, the national convener of Gandhi's dream project Aam Admi Ka Sipahi, Neelesh Parvekar, Yashomati Thakur and Prashant Thakur won from Kalamnuri, Yavatmal, Teosa and Panvel assembly constituencies.
Gandhi had campaigned for all the four seats. "Discussions took place about the results in Maharashtra. Rahulji has promised to visit the state soon and he plans to further strengthen the party's youth wing in the state," Satav told reporters after meeting Gandhi.
He, however, avoided queries on whether they want the participation of youths in the ministry saying, "It is for the leadership to decide".
Anil Dhantori, a Youth Congress Secretary, who became MLA for the first time from Haryana, said, "I thanked Rahul Gandhi for giving ticket to an ordinary youth like me. Rahul ji has directed me to connect with the common people."