CWC meet: Top Cong leaders write to Sonia Gandhi looking for collective management, one other group bats for Rahul

Aditi Tandon
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 23

Daggers are drawn within the Congress forward of the essential working committee assembly on Monday to deliberate on the difficulty of the get together’s management, with dissenting voices demanding a collective management and the pro-Gandhi foyer firmly looking for the set up of Rahul Gandhi within the prime publish.

Days after suspended Congress chief Sanjay Jha let the cat out of the bag by publicly tweeting that hundred Congress leaders had been drafting a letter to get together president Sonia Gandhi looking for restructuring and rethinking on management, get together sources on Sunday admitted {that a} letter had certainly come — not from 100 however round 20 leaders together with ex-ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal, Anand Sharma, Mukul Wasnik and Ex Haryana CM BS Hooda asking for adjustments.

The letter in query principally argues towards a Gandhi on the helm and says “we seek a collective leadership of which Gandhis will be an integral part.”

The letter additionally calls for reconstitution of the parliamentary board which has grow to be dysfunctional within the years after the 1970s with the Congress Pierre centralised within the excessive command, particularly the Gandhi household.

While the dissenters, led by some heavyweights, have finished what some insiders time period “unprecedented”, a parallel slew of letters from the pro-Gandhi foyer has additionally begun.

AICC sources mentioned the pro-Gandhi foyer will stay hyperactive till the CWC assembly tomorrow and in addition afterwards to make sure the household retains management of the affairs.

The first amongst professional Gandhis to demand Rahul’s return as get together president as we speak was sitting MP Manickam Tagore who mentioned the CWC final yr determined to ask Rahul Gandhi to remain president and named Sonia after Rahul declined.

“The CWC resolution represented the desire of 1,100 AICC members, 8,800 PCC members and crores of get together employees and leaders who need Rahul to be chief.

AICC Secretary for Maharashtra Challa Reddy in the meantime has written to CWC demanding Rahul Gandhi’s “promotion as party chief without further delay.”

Insiders in the meantime mentioned that the CWC assembly, though prone to be stormy, will take a pre-decided course.

“Congress Party is structured in a way that dissent won’t hamper the high command and won’t stand. When veterans like Narayan Dutt Tiwari, Arjun Singh, Shiv Charan Mathur could not dislodge then party chief PV Narasimha Rao by forming Congress Tewari with the tacit backing of Sonia Gandhi at the time, how can anyone expect a dozen leaders who have always benefited from her to challenge her?” requested a Congress veteran including no matter occurs tomorrow on the CWC could be what Sonia Gandhi needs.

She could wish to give dissenters time to be heard or majority CWC could bunk the dissenters’ letter.

“One thing I can say with surety — nothing will change under pressure. That’s not how Congress works,” mentioned one other chief watching developments from the margins.

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