New Delhi, August 19
Settling the controversy on a non-Gandhi president, the Congress in the present day publicly stated Rahul Gandhi ought to assume the management and that he was the suited greatest for the function having singularly taken on PM Narendra Modi all these years since 2014.
“All party workers want Rahul to lead us,” the Congress stated after AICC common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s one-year outdated interview made information for her remarks that she supported Rahul’s assertions for a non-family chief.
Vadra’s remarks, the Congress stated, had been made in July final 12 months and the scenario has since modified with the celebration rank and file, hoping for Rahul to return as president.
In the interview printed in new guide entitled “India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders”, Priyanka is quoted as saying there have been loads of leaders able to main the Congress. The Grand Old Party, nonetheless, distanced itself from the interview.
“The Nehru-Gandhi family has held together and served the Congress unmindful of the trappings of power. In 2004, Sonia Gandhi set an example by sacrificing power to serve the party. In 2019, Rahul showed the courage of conviction and stepped down as the Congress president. We at Congress appreciate the sudden media interest (egged on by the BJP) in the year-old remark. The context today is to take on the vicious attack on India’s polity by Modi-Shah dispensation and fight it fearlessly on front foot,” stated AICC media chief Randeep Surjewala, hinting at the place the celebration stood on the difficulty. — TNS