Rashtriya Janata Dal's ties with the Congress seem to have gone cold in the aftermath of the Mahagathbandhan's defeat in the Bihar elections.

An indication of this came from RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari who lashed out at Rahul Gandhi on Saturday.

"Rahul Gandhi has never shown any inclination to possess traits of a full-time political worker. He's unable to inspire confidence in the public. A section of Congress party has vested interests and supports Rahul Gandhi for party's national president" Shivanand Tiwari told news agency ANI.

The RJD leader's remarks came in response to Randeep Singh Surjewala's comment that 99.9% Congress party leaders want Rahul Gandhi as the Congress party's President.

The remarks also did not go down well with Congress leaders seeking sweeping changes in the grand old party.

Once such leader told the Hindustan Times, "If there are no issues, then why have they called us for the meeting. Also, if you want to discuss every other issue under the sun and not deliberate on our key demands for the revival of the party, then what is the purpose of this meeting?"

Congress President Sonia is scheduled to meet some of the 'dissenting' leaders her residence later today.