Top Cong leaders write to Sonia Gandhi searching for collective management, one other group bats for Rahul


New Delhi, August 23 

Ahead of the Congress Working Committee assembly on Monday, totally different voices have emerged inside the celebration with one part comprising sitting MPs and former ministers demanding collective management, whereas one other group has sought the return of Rahul Gandhi to the helm.

While two dozen Congress leaders together with some ex-ministers have written to celebration president Sonia Gandhi for an overhaul of the organizational construction and adjustments to the management, some leaders near Rahul have additionally written to the CWC urgent for the Gandhi scion’s return as chief.

The letter by former ministers and a few MPs was believed to have been written a number of weeks in the past and units the stage for a stormy CWC assembly the place points flagged by dissenters are anticipated to be mentioned and debated.These leaders have referred to as for bringing adjustments within the group by effecting reforms by way of decentralisation of energy and empowerment of state items apart from organising of the Central Parliamentary Board, a physique that existed within the celebration within the 1970s however was later wound up. 

The letter in query has additionally harassed collective decision-making with the Gandhi household as its “integral part.” They have additionally referred to as for the appointment of a full-time management which is lively and which may be simply contacted by staff and leaders. The pro-reform leaders are additional learnt to have referred to as free of charge and honest organizational polls from the block as much as the working committee degree.

A counter to the pro-reform foyer arguing for collective management within the Congress has additionally begun with sitting MP Manickam Tagore calling for Rahul Gandhi’s return as celebration president.

“Gandhis are the symbol of sacrifice. Decision by Congress CWC was a majority decision reflecting the will of 1100 AICC, 8800 PCC members, five crore workers and 12  crore supporters who want Rahul Gandhi as their leader,” Tagore mentioned, referring to the 2019 determination of the CWC to call Sonia Gandhi as celebration president after Rahul declined to just accept a unanimous CWC attraction to remain within the publish.

Apart from Tagore, Challa Vamshi Chand Reddy, ex Telangana lawmaker and AICC secretary in command of Maharashtra has additionally requested for the promotion of Rahul Gandhi as Congress President  “without any further delay.” In a letter to the CWC on Sunday, Challa Reddy mentioned any delay in Rahul’s reinstatement could be at the price of the Congress.

“In view of existing conditions any further delay in promoting Rahul Gandhi as AICC president can cause incalculable harm to the progress of Congress Party and can be dispiriting to the Congress family,” Reddy mentioned within the letter.

He mentioned, “On behalf of thousands and thousands of Congress staff and sympathizers I want to take this chance to confer with an necessary urgent matter to the committee. We have been eagerly ready for this CWC assembly to occur and for a optimistic determination to be taken to advertise Rahul Gandhi as AICC president”. 

“This main determination, taken on the earliest attainable, can create a launching pad for additional inventive motion and get us all ready for any eventuality. Rahul Gandhi is the one chief who can animate each seniors and children, unite their energies, direct their vigour and inventiveness to convey the previous glory to Congress,” he mentioned.

While the youthful leaders within the Congress are anticipated to chalk out a technique to push for Rahul’s return to the helm, the leaders who earlier petitioned to Sonia Gandhi have referred to as for contacting and successful again all these Congressmen who’ve give up the celebration and joined the BJP and expressed issues over rank and file getting demoralised because of the “drift in the party.” They are additionally learnt to have identified that the CWC will not be “guiding” the celebration successfully in mobilizing public opinion towards the BJP. 

Among leaders learnt to have signed the letter are Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, deputy chief of Congress in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma, former chief ministers Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Prithviraj Chavan and Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, apart from ex-ministers Mukul Wasnik, Kapil Sibal, M Veerappa Moily, Shashi Tharoor, MP Manish Tewari, and former MPs Milind Deora, Jitin Prasada and Sandeep Dixit.

The signatories are additionally mentioned to incorporate former celebration unit chiefs together with Raj Babbar, Arvinder Singh Lovely, Kaul Singh Thakur apart from leaders Akhilesh Prasad Singh and Kuldeep Sharma.

These leaders argued that within the absence of a direct dialogue with the Congress chief over the strengthening of the celebration, the revival of the celebration has grow to be crucial within the curiosity of democracy within the nation.

While a lot of the leaders who’ve written the letter didn’t reply calls on Sunday, some who answered remained tight-lipped on the difficulty having set the stage for a CWC debate on the necessity for a Gandhi vis-à-vis a non-Gandhi Congress President. PTI 



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