New Delhi: "If India is computer, Congress is its default programme," Rahul Gandhi told a Congress workshop on social media on Thursday.
Addressing the 300 odd participants from various states, and National Students Union Of India (NSUI) and Youth Congress members, the Congress Vice President said the party captures the essence of the nation.
At a time when the BJP's key face Narendra Modi is aggressively attacking the Congress and the UPA, Mr Gandhi advised partymen for restraint saying the country does not appreciate anger and aggression.
He asked the party's media managers to stick to facts and decency of language while countering the Opposition propaganda.
"If India is computer, its default programme is Congress. Congress comes natural to India's ethos. Here anger and aggression are not appreciated," a party source quoted Mr Gandhi as saying.
During his 20-minute-long interaction with media chiefs of the states, he asked them "not to remain silent" and counter "with content" the Opposition propaganda and ensure that the party's response on an issue is uniform from district level to the AICC.
AICC Communication Department chief Ajay Maken exhorted party leaders to connect to "Khidkee", the social media platform of the Congress.
Citing a recent post, he put out at Khidkee regarding the hoarding of onions in the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, he said that the state leaders of Congress could have also done that and then the issue could have caught up national attention much earlier.