New Delhi, August 29
Congress chief Jitin Prasada, one of many 23 leaders who wrote to celebration chief Sonia Gandhi searching for organisational modifications, stated on Saturday that the letter was being “misconstrued” and he had full religion within the high management.
In an unique interview to PTI, he stated the letter was not written with the intention of management change.
Asked why he selected to signal the letter, Prasada stated: “The letter was written with the sole purpose of suggesting how to reinvigorate and revitalise the party and introspect for galvanising the organisation. It was not to undermine the top leadership. I had stated this at the Congress Working Committee meeting as well.”
“The letter is being misconstrued,” the previous union minister asserted.
On allegations by some celebration leaders that the intention was to focus on the highest management, Prasada stated: “I have full faith in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and they have full faith in me.”
His remarks assume significance as they arrive days after the District Congress Committee of Lakhimpur Kheri hit out on the letter from the ‘group of 23’ and referred to as for motion towards Prasada.
Prasada stated the decision handed by the DCC searching for motion towards him may have been the “result of local instigation of rival factions”.
“These are small matters which happen in every democratic party and could be the result of local instigation of rival factions. I bear no grudge against anyone as everyone is part of the Congress family,” the 46-year-old chief stated.
“The Congress president has said that the matter stands closed and we have to concentrate on fighting the ruling dispensation,” he stated.
Asked about an audio clip that went viral on social media platforms during which Lakhimpur Kheri DCC chief purportedly recommended that the decision was handed following directives of AICC, Prasada stated: “I don’t comment on unverified media reports.”
On the best way ahead after the controversy surrounding the letter, he stated vital elections had been coming in Bihar, Bengal, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, and “we will put our energy in fighting the communal forces”.
Prasada, together with 22 different signatories that included the likes of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, had written to Sonia Gandhi, searching for an lively and full-time celebration management amongst different organisational modifications.
After the stormy Congress Working Committee assembly over their letter searching for pressing organisational reforms, a number of members of the ‘group of 23’ have said that they had been “not dissenters” however “proponents of revival”. PTI