Congress Basic Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was able to work underneath a non-Gandhi president after Rahul Gandhi’s resignation following the defeat within the Basic Election in 2019. Rahul Gandhi additionally had stated that the celebration ought to elect a president exterior the family, however in August final 12 months Sonia Gandhi was appointed the interim president of the Congress.
The declare has been made in a e book — ‘India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Subsequent Era of Political Leaders’ written by Pradeep Chibber and Harsh Shah.
Priyanka, within the e book, was quoted as saying: “If there have been to be one other celebration President, he can be my boss”. “If he tells me tomorrow that he would not need me in Uttar Pradesh however desires me to be in Andaman and Nicobar (Islands), then I’d jolly properly go to Andaman and Nicobar.”
Whereas the e book claimed that Priyanka Gandhi throughout her interview stated that she totally is in consent with Rahul Gandhi when he says a non-Gandhi ought to be appointed the Congress president. “I believe that the celebration ought to discover its personal path additionally,” Priyanka stated.
After Sonia Gandhi accomplished a 12 months, there’s a demand within the celebration that there ought to be election for the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and a everlasting celebration head be appointed.
Nonetheless, sources within the celebration stated that this interview was given final 12 months simply after Rahul Gandhi had resigned however the state of affairs is totally different now.
Sacked celebration spokesperson Sanjay Jha had claimed: “It’s estimated that round 100 Congress leaders (together with MPs), distressed on the state of affairs throughout the celebration, have written a letter to Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President, asking for a change in political management and clear elections within the CWC.” The celebration, nevertheless, has denied the existence of such a letter or having acquired it.
The Congress on August 11 had hinted that Rahul Gandhi will not be reluctant to take over because the celebration president within the close to future even because it credited him with resolving the Rajasthan disaster.
Responding to a query throughout a digital press convention, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, when reminded that Rahul Gandhi had refused to take the put up previously, replied: “I do not assume both I otherwise you or any of us have just lately spoken to him (Rahul Gandhi) on the problem.” He insisted that the explanation for Rahul’s resignation final 12 months was on “ethical grounds”, taking accountability for the celebration’s defeat within the Basic Election.
“I do not need to touch upon the long run, I’m sure good issues will occur,” added Surjewala, hinting that Rahul is just not reluctant to take over because the celebration president.
The Congress chief stated that each one the Congress staff need Rahul Gandhi as head of the celebration not as a result of he’s Rahul Gandhi, however for the best way he has proven “braveness” to tackle the Modi authorities.
The clamour to deliver again Rahul Gandhi has turn into louder after the problem was raised by the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs in July when Sonia Gandhi as interim celebration chief accomplished one 12 months in workplace.
The Congress additionally gave full credit score to Rahul Gandhi for the decision of the Rajasthan turmoil. The celebration underlined that it was his potential to deliver collectively opposing Congress factions.