(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday made it plain and simple to leaders and ministers that they will have to work in cohesion if the party has to retain power in the next general elections scheduled in 2014 but not ruled out next year.
"With 18 months left for the next general election, both the government and the party will have to work cohesively together to secure a renewed mandate," Gandhi said in her concluding remarks at the party's review-cum-strategy meeting held in this Haryana town bordering the national capital.
Billed as an informal Samvad Baithak (brainstorming session), the meeting discussed ways to create better synergy between the Congress and the United Progressive Alliance government, particularly in the months ahead of the 2014 general elections.
The meeting was attended by 66 people, including ministers and Congress Working Committee members.
To facilitate better coordination in the party for various activities, a coordination panel with three specific groups have been formed and will be announced shortly, Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi. said