Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 24
At the Congress Working Committee assembly on Monday, Rahul Gandhi accused “some leaders” of being in cahoots with the BJP in writing the letter on their grievances, after which Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal hit again at him.
Rahul Gandhi addressed the CWC and criticised the letter by some leaders saying it’s the CWC platform the place leaders focus on grievances not within the media. Rahul additionally questioned the timing of the letter which was despatched when Sonia was within the hospital recuperating from a latest sickness.
While Azad learn out the letter of pro-reform leaders on the CWC assembly saying he would stop if discovered colluding with the BJP, Sibal, who shouldn’t be within the CWC, tweeted, “Rahul Gandhi says we are colluding with BJP. Succeeded in Rajasthan High Court defending the Congress Party, succeeded only defending party in Manipur to bring down BJP Government. In the last 30 years I’ve have never made a statement in favour of BJP on any issue. Yet we are colluding with the BJP!”
Was knowledgeable by Rahul Gandhi personally that he by no means mentioned what was attributed to him .
I due to this fact withdraw my tweet .
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) August 24, 2020
Earlier, interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi made a proposal to be relieved as interim social gathering president in her opening remarks on the working committee assembly which began within the backdrop of a piece of leaders asking for full overhaul of the organisation and a visual and full-time president.
“I have told KC Venugopal in my letter that I want to be relieved and the process to find a new party president be started,” Sonia advised the CWC with former prime minister Manmohan Singh being the primary chief on the CWC to ask her to remain.
Former defence minister AK Antony additionally urged Sonia to rethink and proceed. Both Singh and Antony are learnt to have made vital remarks in regards to the letter signed by some 20 social gathering leaders, together with ex-ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Mukul Wasnik and former Haryana CM BS Hooda, in search of collective choice making with Gandhis integral to it.
Sonia is learnt to have named Azad thrice in her intervention whereas providing to stop the submit of interim chief she accepted final yr on August 10 when the CWC urged her to simply accept the position after her son and former chief Rahul Gandhi resigned taking accountability for the social gathering’s Lok Sabha debacle.
In making the supply of resignation, Sonia repeated her 1999 act when confronted with questions on her overseas origin she resigned, however the CWC unanimously rejected the transfer prevailing on her to remain.
At that point Sharad Pawar, then chief of opposition in Lok Sabha, with CWC colleagues PA Sangma and Tariq Anwar raised questions on Sonia’s origin to make sure she couldn’t grow to be social gathering PM face within the 1999 common election.
Pawar needed to stop the Congress to kind the NCP whereas Sonia went on to contest her first LS ballot from Amethi and gained.
Even at present after Sonia’s resignation supply your entire CWC with round 50 members is anticipated to reject the supply.
Meanwhile, all 4 Congress chief ministers—Punjab’s Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel and Puducherry’s V Narayanasamy—have backed Sonia as chief or Rahul as her substitute as and when she needs to step down.
Majority Congress state items have additionally handed resolutions asking Sonia to proceed and slamming dissidents for going public with their letter.
CWC sources mentioned there was outrage throughout the members over the letter by dissident leaders.
Sonia even mentioned on the assembly that Azad despatched her two reminders after writing the letter for management change.
“I’ve given my reply to KC Venugopal,” mentioned Sonia who first grew to become social gathering chief after dislodging Sitaram Kesri in 1998.
Surjewala says Rahul didn’t allude to BJP; Sibal deletes tweet
The Congress did some harm management after Rahul Gandhi insinuated BJP hyperlink to the letter by some pro-reform leaders triggering public rebuttal by Kapil Sibal and Azad’s assertion to the CWC that he would resign if any BJP hyperlink to the letter was discovered.
AICC media head Randeep Surjewala later mentioned Rahul hadn’t mentioned a phrase of this nature nor alluded to it. “Please don’t be misled by false media discourse or misinformation being spread. But yes, we all need to work together in fighting the draconian Modi rule rather than fighting and hurting each other and the Congress,” he mentioned.
Later, Sibal deleted his tweet rebutting Rahul Gandhi who, in accordance with CWC sources, did earlier insinuate a BJP hyperlink to the letter by the leaders. In a brand new tweet, Sibal mentioned Rahul had knowledgeable him personally that he by no means mentioned what was attributed to him.