Jaipur: Congress workers want Rahul Gandhi to play a "pre-dominant" role in the party but the young leader should not be pressurised, Digvijay Singh said today.
"The sentiment of Congress worker is that he plays a larger and predominant role in the Congress party," the senior leader told PTI, virtually setting the tone for the three-day conclave.
His remarks come ahead of the Chintan Shivir beginning this afternoon and the AICC meet that will follow on Sunday to determine the future course of action for Congress as it prepares for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Singh, who has worked closely with Gandhi as AICC general secretary of Uttar Pradesh, however, caveated his response by saying "Please allow Rahul to do his own thing. Let him define his role.Why to pressurise him.Instead of anyone pushing him, let he himself decide his own role and how he wants to do it.
Singh said Rahul has already accepted the responsibility of organising 2014 general elections, which he is doing along with looking after the Youth Congress and the NSUI.