Senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of many 23 unique dissenters whose letter created a storm within the Congress – in the present day appeared to choose holes in fellow dissenter Kapil Sibal’s remarks on occasion management.
“Our occasion’s construction has collapsed. We have to rebuild our construction after which if any chief is elected in that construction, it can work,” Mr Azad stated in an interview to news company ANI.
Then got here the rejoinder.
“However saying that simply by altering the chief, we’ll win Bihar, UP, Madhya Pradesh and many others is improper. That may occur as soon as we alter the system,” he added.
Talking to The Indian Specific within the aftermath of the Bihar election, the place Congress has been the weakest hyperlink within the opposition alliance, Mr Sibal had been important of the occasion management.
Pointing to a string of reverses in states like Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, the place the occasion’s presence is powerful, Mr Sibal had suggested the Congress to “recognise that we’re in decline” and that it was important to converse with “skilled minds… individuals who perceive the political realities of India”.
In the identical interview, he had additionally talked about that he had been compelled to go public along with his views as “there was no dialogue and there appears to be no effort for a dialogue by the management”.
Collectively, the feedback had been seen as important of the political understanding and the management fashion of the Gandhis and it had irked an enormous part of veterans and Gandhi household loyalists.
Whereas Adhir Ranjan Choudhury had given an open invitation to dissenters to depart the occasion and kind their very own, Salman Khurshid had reiterated that Rahul and Sonia Gandhi had been the occasion leaders, which “even the opposition is aware of”.
“I do not settle for that we have been rejected throughout the nation. We do not have that assist that we clearly aspire to. I do know for certain we’ve leaders,” Mr Khurshid had stated.
“The actual fact is we all know who the chief is, the actual fact is we observe the chief. If we observe the chief and we do not get what you suppose we must always get doesn’t suggest we’re going to hand over the chief? Any person would not imagine we’ve a frontrunner then they do not know what the occasion is about,” he had stated.
Addressing the difficulty of a full-time president for the occasion – one of many key calls for of the 23 dissenters whose letter in August had triggered a storm – Ghulam Nabi Azad stated the Gandhis had been keen to call somebody by October, however it’s being delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.