MALOT: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that the Congress of 2019 is different from that of 2014 and it has also become more aggressive in the last five years.
It is to be noted that Singh helped the Congress won 2017 Assembly elections in Punjab after the party was badly defeated in 2014 Lok Sabha poll. "Regional leaders of the party have been given more say in the affairs of the Congress and its policies for states," Singh said.
Singh said that regional leaders have a better understanding of their states and by giving importance to regional leaders Congress has a better insight into the aspirations of millions of people in India. Singh also praised Congress president Rahul Gandhi and said that he is a dynamic leader. He added that under Rahul's leadership, the confidence of Congress has grown and "the defensiveness of the past has given way to new aggression."
He told PTI, "Within the organisation, there is a palpable shift in the way we function. There is more transparency and democracy. Rahul Gandhi, in the past five years, has evolved his style of functioning to connect with the workers at the grassroots.”