January 18, 2021

Priyanka Backs Rahul’s Name for Non-Gandhi Congress Chief Amid Management Disaster in Social gathering



File photo of Rahul Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (PTI)

File picture of Rahul Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (PTI)

Rahul Gandhi stepped down as Congress president after the get together confronted an electoral drubbing within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Sonia Gandhi had taken over as interim chief on August 10 final 12 months.

Amid hypothesis over who would choose up the reins of the Congress get together, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stated she totally helps her brother Rahul Gandhi’s opinion {that a} non-Gandhi ought to be appointed the Congress president.

“Maybe not within the (resignation) letter however elsewhere, he has stated that none of us ought to be the president of the get together and I’m in full settlement with him,” Priyanka has stated. “I believe that the get together ought to discover its personal path additionally,” she stated.

She made this assertion in an interview within the e book India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Subsequent Era of Political Leaders, which has been authored by Pradeep Chibber and Harsh Shah.

Vadra additionally stated that she would settle for a non-Gandhi as her ‘boss’. “If he (get together president) tells me tomorrow that he doesn’t need me in Uttar Pradesh however needs me to be in Andaman and Nicobar, then I might jolly nicely go to Andaman and Nicobar,” she was quoted as saying.

Rahul Gandhi stepped down as Congress president after the get together confronted an electoral drubbing within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Sonia Gandhi had taken over as interim chief on August 10 final 12 months. Not too long ago, the Congress get together stated Sonia Gandhi will proceed as interim president until such time a “correct process” is applied within the “not too distant future” to elect a celebration chief.

Many, together with get together leaders, have expressed concern over the slide within the Congress because of a purported lack of get together management. Final month, after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused the BJP of attempting to topple his authorities, senior Congress chief Kapil Sibal had stated he was fearful for the get together.”Apprehensive for our get together. Will we get up solely after the horses have bolted from our stables,” he had written on Twitter.

In the meantime, senior get together chief and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor, in an interview with Information18, stated that if Rahul Gandhi just isn’t able to resume the management of the Congress, the get together ought to maintain elections for the publish of president and likewise to the elected seats on the Congress Working Committee, to arrest the notion that it’s rudderless and adrift.

Vadra’s assertion additionally assumes significance because it comes shut on the heels of suspended Congress chief Sanjay Jha’s declare that about 100 leaders of the get together, together with MPs, had written to Sonia Gandhi in search of a change within the political management of the get together. The get together had, nevertheless, refuted Jha’s declare and Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala described it as BJP’s ploy to divert consideration from the problem of the latter’s hyperlinks with Fb.


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