New Delhi, Feb 14 (PTI) Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today interacted with party leaders and workers from across the country at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters here, while carrying on the party’s old tradition.

According to sources, Gandhi met a number of leaders as part of delegations from various states and spent around 1.5 hours at the party’s Akbar Road headquarters. He came to the party office a little before 10 am.

He met party leaders and workers from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Bihar, Maharashtra and Gujarat among others.

While Gandhi spent most of the time in the lawns of the Congress office, he later met senior party leaders in his refurbished office.

Easy accessibility of the Congress president has been an issue of debate in the past and Gandhi is trying to make himself more accessible to party workers.

The Congress chief’s office at the AICC headquarters had remained closed for several years. It would be opened once in a while when former party chief Sonia Gandhi came to attend a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) or for an important event like the party’s foundation day.

In the past, former Congress presidents like Indira Gandhi used to meet the party workers at a ‘janata durbar’ there and Gandhi is trying to revive that old tradition.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.