Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 24
The Congress Working Committee on Monday cornered a piece of leaders for going public over celebration affairs, overwhelmingly backing incumbent chief Sonia Gandhi who mentioned she wished to be relieved and the celebration may begin in search of a brand new chief.
Manmohan Singh and AK Antony set the stage for isolation of letter-writers, 4 of whom are a part of the CWC, together with Ghulam
Nabi Azad, who discovered himself on the receiving finish all by way of the frenzied dialogue.
Both Singh and Antony urged Sonia to proceed and referred to as the letter by some leaders and its publicity “extremely unfortunate”.
Was knowledgeable by Rahul Gandhi personally that he by no means mentioned what was attributed to him .
I subsequently withdraw my tweet .
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) August 24, 2020
Rahul Gandhi was unsparing in his assault in opposition to letter writers, questioning the timing of the missive when Sonia was hospitalised and the celebration entangled in factionalism in Rajasthan.
Sources mentioned Rahul insinuated that the letter would profit the BJP with Azad providing to give up the Congress if the BJP hyperlink was discovered to the letter.
Kapil Sibal, former minister and one of many signatories to the controversial letter, tweeted rebutting Rahul’s “BJP collusion” cost however later deleted the tweet saying “Was informed by Rahul Gandhi personally that he never said what was attributed to him. I therefore withdraw my tweet.”
Congress media head Randeep Surjewala blamed the “media for alluding to the BJP link” because the Congress began the harm management.
Meanwhile, CWC sources mentioned Rahul did insinuate to the hyperlinks between the BJP and the letter after which Azad provided to resign.
Rahul additionally questioned Azad and others for going public saying points should be mentioned within the CWC and never within the media.
Earlier, Sonia Gandhi gave a reply to Azad’s letter to AICC basic secretary organisation KC Venugopal saying Azad had despatched her three reminders concerning the letter.
Rahul mentioned Sonia by no means wished to be chief and accepted the function final yr on the CWC’s insistence.
CWC sources mentioned each member of the committee threw their weight behind Sonia with everybody asking her to proceed till Rahul Gandhi took management.
Congress CMs Amarinder Singh and Ashok Gehlot backed Sonia to proceed and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel batted for Rahul as celebration president.
Sonia’s political adviser Ahmed Patel additionally proposed that Rahul take over as Sonia was interim president solely as a result of Rahul final yr declined to just accept CWC’s unanimous enchantment to him to proceed after the Lok Sabha ballot defeat.
The assembly referred to as within the wake of the letter by some leaders demanding full-time seen chief and sweeping reforms within the celebration construction noticed the dialogue centring on Gandhis and the way there might be no Congress with out them.
Leader after chief apart from Azad, Mukul Wasnik and Anand Sharma, who signed the letter for change, batted for both Sonia’s continuance or Rahul’s return.
Senior celebration chief Ambika Soni is claimed to have been important of Azad with most leaders saying the problems may’ve been mentioned internally.
The CWC, in the meantime, is predicted to cross a decision backing Sonia and demanding Rahul’s return to the helm and maybe additionally condemning those that went public with the grievances.