Having a “full time” management that’s energetic within the discipline and “visible” in get together workplaces, dissolution of powers to state items and revamping the CWC according to the get together structure are a number of the far-reaching options made by 23 senior Congress leaders within the letter to Sonia Gandhi, sources mentioned.
As the information of the letter unfold, a number of leaders, together with many MPs, wrote to Sonia Gandhi, both calling for her to proceed or urging Rahul Gandhi to take cost.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, Congress chief in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and former ministers Ashwani Kumar, Salman Khurshid and KK Tewary, amongst others, backed the Gandhis.
Opposing the bid to problem the Gandhi family management, Amarinder Singh mentioned this was not the time to lift such a problem.
“The move by these Congress leaders to demand a rehaul of the party at this critical juncture would be detrimental to its interests, and the interests of the nation,” he mentioned in a press release.
Gehlot mentioned Sonia Gandhi ought to proceed to guide the get together and if she has made up her thoughts, then Rahul Gandhi ought to come forward and be the Congress president because the “country faces the biggest challenge to save its democracy”.
Congress chief Sachin Pilot, who not too long ago rebelled towards Gehlot and later referred to as off his rise up towards the state authorities after the intervention of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, mentioned, “Mrs Gandhi and Rahul ji have shown what it means to sacrifice for the greater good of the people and the party.”
“It’s now time to build consensus and consolidate. Our future is stronger when we’re united. Most Congress workers would like to see Rahul ji take over and lead the party,” he mentioned.
Baghel wrote a letter to Rahul Gandhi, urging him to return because the president of the get together.
“Hon’ble Sonia ji and Rahul ji are the ray of hope for us in every challenge. We are all with you. Millions of party workers and people of Chhattisgarh and the entire nation are with you..,” he tweeted.
Delhi Congress additionally handed a decision calling for Rahul Gandhi to be made the get together chief.
The Indian Youth Congress additionally handed a decision that Rahul Gandhi should be made get together’s president. In their tweet carrying the decision, the IYC used the hashtag ‘My Leader Rahul Gandhi’ which was utilized by a number of Congress leaders.
Senior get together chief Digvijaya Singh mentioned it’s a time for the Congress to be united and asserted that he can’t think about a Congress with out the Nehru- Gandhi family.
Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Satav additionally wrote to Sonia Gandhi, saying the Congress is “safe only in your hands or that of Rahul Gandhi”.
Karnataka Congress chief D Okay Shivakumar, in a letter to Sonia Gandhi, expressed help for the management of the Gandhis.
“Entire Congress Party in Karnataka stands by the leadership of Smt. Sonia Gandhi and the Gandhi family. Mrs. Gandhi has led the Congress during times of crisis and saved our party,” he mentioned in a tweet.
“Anything that has to be discussed must be done so in the party forum and not in the media,” Shivakumar tweeted.
Lok Sabha MP Manickam Tagore too demanded Rahul Gandhi’s return as Congress president.
Shashi Tharoor, who was among the many 23 leaders who wrote the letter expressing considerations over the get together’s scenario, put out a cryptic tweet quoting Jawaharlal Nehru that mentioned “we have become prisoners of the past”.
“Without passion and urge, there is a gradual oozing out of hope and vitality, a settling down on lower levels of existence, a slow merging into non-existence. We have become prisoners of the past and some part of its immobility sticks to us,” he tweeted, quoting Nehru.
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah tweeted, “It is unfortunate that the leadership of Gandhi family is being questioned by few. In these difficult times of undeclared emergency and attack on democracy by BJP, we should collectively strive to strengthen Congress and not weaken it.”
Ashwani Kumar and Khurshid each argued that elections can be divisive and consensus ought to be given an opportunity.