Congress leaders on Tuesday jostled to provide credit score to Rahul Gandhi in ending the riot in its Rajasthan unit that threatened the survival of its authorities, and urged him to as soon as once more assume the reins of the organisation.
The renewed bid to steer Rahul Gandhi to just accept the duty got here a day after Sonia Gandhi accomplished one 12 months as an interim Congress president on Monday.
“Your entire nation witnessed as to how after 30 days now the political occasions in Rajasthan have come to a detailed. This was made doable on account of the imaginative and prescient and the idea of Rahul Gandhi in carrying all Congress leaders collectively bereft of any variations of opinion,” celebration’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala mentioned, addressing a digital information convention.
“It was as a consequence of his farsightedness and nature of carrying alongside everyone that we had been in a position to resolve the variations. He was additionally helped by the cooperation and help given by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra,” he mentioned, praising each Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot.
The disaster ended quickly after Pilot met Rahul Gandhi on Monday afternoon. As a method out and to assuage the emotions of all sides, the celebration then determined to kind a three-member committee to handle the grievances of the insurgent legislators, together with Pilot.
Within the night, Pilot and 17 different legislators supporting him met Ahmed Patel, Priyanka Gandhi and KC Venugopal to hunt an assurance that the problems raised by them could be resolved amicably.
Requested if Rahul Gandhi will take up the Congress president’s put up now, Surjewala mentioned not 99% however 100% of Congress leaders and staff need him to imagine the duty as soon as once more.
“Not as a result of he’s Rahul Gandhi however as a result of he’s the one who has at all times proven the braveness and the mettle to tackle the Modi authorities by declaring and criticising its anti-people insurance policies,” he added.
Referring to claims that Rahul Gandhi has refused to return because the celebration chief, Surjewala mentioned, “I don’t suppose that anybody of us has just lately spoken to him on the difficulty. When he resigned, he resigned on ethical grounds and took ethical duty (for the 2019 Lok Sabha election loss). What’s going to occur sooner or later will not be for me to remark upon. I’m sure that good issues will occur in future.”
He added the choice might be taken by Rahul Gandhi, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and the celebration at an acceptable time.
Senior Congress chief from Kerala, Ramesh Chennithala, additionally appealed to Rahul Gandhi to as soon as once more assume the celebration chief’s position to tackle the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).
“We’re passing by an unprecedented disaster and Madam Sonia Gandhi has been struggling regardless of her well being points to rudder these tempestuous instances,” Chennithala mentioned in a letter to Rahul Gandhi.
He alleged that the mix of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and residential minister Amit Shah had “subverted” the fundamental rules of democracy, ensuing within the fall of Congress governments in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.
An identical try made in Rajasthan was, nonetheless, thwarted by Rahul Gandhi’s swift motion, Chennithala mentioned.
To match the BJP’s “crooked and robustness”, he mentioned a younger and dynamic management is required on the helm of affairs.
He added the nation had “appreciated” the best democratic rules proven by him and it was time that he reconsidered the choice because the essential meeting polls to Bihar and 5 different states had been due in 9 months.
“The grassroots stage staff are eagerly ready for Rahulji to take over the reins of the celebration. It will infuse unmatched enthusiasm amongst our cadres and can catapult our celebration in direction of recapturing the previous glory,” Chennithala mentioned.
“Be it the pseudo-nationalism or the ‘mismanagement’ of the Covid-19 pandemic, the excessive handedness of enacting the CAA (citizenship legislation), or the entire failure of diplomacy on dealing with the India-China border disaster, the nation heard just one dissent and that was from you,” he added.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi additionally lauded Rahul Gandhi and his group for ending the stalemate in Rajasthan.
“As we speak due to the management of Rahul Gandhi and the efforts of Priyanka Gandhi we’ve got managed to maintain certainly one of our personal Sachin Pilot with us. That is the democratic spirit of our celebration the place there may be room for dissent and debate,” tweeted former union minister Jitin Prasada.
In a associated growth, the celebration has knowledgeable the Election Fee (EC) that Sonia Gandhi will proceed to carry the put up until a brand new president is elected. As per guidelines, a political celebration has to tell the ballot physique about its inner elections.
In its letter, the celebration instructed the EC the method of electing a brand new president couldn’t be initiated as a result of coronavirus and the nationwide lockdown enforced since March 25 to comprise the pandemic.
Quickly after Sonia Gandhi’s appointment because the celebration’s interim chief on August 10 final 12 months, there have been meeting elections in Maharashtra and Haryana in October-November adopted by polls in Jharkhand and Delhi after which the Covid-19 struck.