One of the 23 senior Congress leaders to have sought pressing organisational reforms in Congress, Moily asserted Tuesday that they by no means questioned the interim Congress chief’s management

Bengaluru: “If we have hurt her (Sonia Gandhi’s) feelings, we are sorry for it,” M Veerappa Moily, one of many 23 senior Congress leaders who sought pressing organisational reforms, stated on Tuesday, asserting they by no means questioned her management.

At the identical time, the previous union minister defended being a signatory to the letter addressed to the interim Congress president, as he burdened the necessity for rejuvenating and restructuring the get together.

Moily additionally disapproved of the media leak of the letter and known as for an inner get together enquiry to seek out out these behind it and wished them to be punished.

The former Karnataka chief minister asserted that none of 23 leaders have any intention to go away the Congress.

“We have never questioned the leadership of Soniaji,” Moily advised PTI in an interview, a day after the Congress Working Committee in a gathering prompted by the letter unanimously resolved to strengthen the palms of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in each doable manner.

The partys high choice-making physique additionally made it clear nobody will likely be permitted to undermine or weaken the get together and its management.

“Soniaji is like a mother to the party. We revere her even now. There is no question of any intention to hurt her feelings. If we have hurt her feelings, we are sorry for it,” Moily stated.

In her concluding remarks on the CWC assembly, Sonia had agreed to proceed however stated this association can’t stay “open ended”, as the brand new get together chief must be chosen quickly.

She had additionally stated that she doesn’t maintain something or any form of “ill-will” in opposition to any of her colleagues regardless of how hurtful had been the remarks made by them.

Noting that the get together is passing via troublesome instances, Moily stated “We can’t afford to lose the Congress party which we have nurtured by our perspiration, dedication and sacrifice.”

“We do recognise the sacrifice made by Soniaji, she was reluctant (earlier to take up the post), but she gave life to Congress party. Nobody can be ungrateful to Soniaji. And we still treat her as our own mother and guide the destiny of the party and also destiny of the nation,” he stated.

“That respect will proceed to be there. But on the identical time, the get together must be rejuvenated. Our important theme of the letter itself is rejuvenation of the Congress in any respect ranges.

That doesn’t imply she shouldn’t be President. Her turning into interim President once more is welcome. We all love her.”

He stated wholehearted efforts must be made to rejuvenate the get together, including, the organisation must be correctly restructured.

Moily claimed some mischievous parts leaked the letter written by the leaders.

“I dont know from which end it was released. That was not correct. We dont approve of that, none of us approve of it,” he stated including not one of the signatories leaked it.

Moily stated the leak had occurred “someplace after it’s given to…I dont need to go into that. I feel a correct interior get together enquiry must be accomplished and people who have leaked it must be punished, he added.

On some senior Congress leaders, together with Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, assembly at their senior colleague Ghulam Nabi Azads home in Delhi on Monday night after the CWC assembly, Moily stated he didn’t find out about it as he was not within the nationwide capital.

He added: “There isn’t any query of any certainly one of us pondering to sentence the get together or be away from the get together. No query.

Question of becoming a member of palms with the BJP doesn’t come up in any respect.

We hate BJP, we proceed to hate BJP and insurance policies of (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi.”

Without naming anybody, Moily attacked ‘betrayers’ of the Congress.

“There are many people who betrayed the Congress many a times, they think that they are more loyal than us,” he stated.

Moily stated he joined the Congress in 1968 and had remained loyal to the get together.

“There are some people who really let Indira Gandhi, and the Congress party down… they think they are more loyal than the King whereas many of us stood by Congress party and fought in most difficult times for the Congress party,” he added.

After a marathon seven-hour-lengthy assembly, the CWC on Monday determined that Sonia Gandhi will proceed because the get together’s interim president and impact crucial organisational adjustments whereas an AICC session will likely be known as on the earliest to begin the method of electing a brand new chief.

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