Guwahati: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said there is a need to change the Congress party and the first step in this direction was to make the selection of candidates seeking party ticket from among the people.
“There is a need to change the party and we will do it fast. The first step in this direction is to make the selection of candidates from among the people. The process has begun,” Gandhi said at a rally at the Assam Veterinary Field here.
“We have initiated selection of candidates through primaries in some constituencies of the country with Guwahati being one of them. Soon the process will be extended to more and more constituencies,” he said.
“In future, I want all candidates of the party to be elected through elections. Anybody can aspire to contest the elections within the party and so people from all sections can be part of the selection process,” Gandhi said.