No tickets for turncoats, says Rahul

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 20:56 hrs

Jaipur: Leaders from other parties who parachute into Congress at election time in the hope of getting tickets may be in for a disappointment.

Rahul Gandhi today disapproved of granting tickets to such leaders who, he said, come to the party only to contest polls and fly out after getting defeated.

"We have to change this," he told the AICC meeting in his first speech after becoming the Vice President.

Amid repeated applause from partymen, Gandhi regretted that when the time of granting ticket in election comes, the grassroot worker is ignored and the ticket is given following instructions from top to someone who has arrived from some other party.

He said that Congress worker should get respect and those partymen who contest as independent after denying tickets or put up independent candidates needed to be proceeded against.

He said no other party has the capability and the depth like the Congress.

He said that despite these shortcomings, Congress comes back to power because it represents "the DNA of India", a fact, which other parties representing a particular religion or caste, fail to understand.

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