A five-hour-long assembly at 10 Janpath, however a query that many had been anticipating can be answered within the assembly nonetheless remained unanswered. The query was if Rahul Gandhi will turn out to be the president of the Congress occasion once more.
The assembly was attended by interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UP GS Incharge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Bhupender Singh Hooda, Manish Tiwari, Shahsi Tharoor, Vivek Tankha and Prithvi Raj Chavan amongst those that wrote the letter. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Kamal Nath, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gahlot, Ambika Soni ,Pawan Kumar Bansal, Harish Rawat, Ajay Maken, Bhakt Charan Das and AK Antony had been amongst others current within the assembly.
The primary in-person assembly of the Congress occasion throughout COVID-19 went on for five hours with dissenters and a number of the Sonia Gandhi loyalists having discussions on the best way ahead for the grand previous occasion. Nevertheless, leaders from Rahul’s camp had been conspicuous by their absence.
Leaders like Randeep Singh Surjewala, KC Venugopal and Rajeev Sattav who’re thought-about to be shut confidantes of former Congress president weren’t part of the assembly.
Sources recommend they had been intentionally avoided the assembly, as many dissenters felt free-wheeling dialogue wouldn’t have been attainable with their presence within the assembly.
A complete of 19 leaders attended the assembly, together with the Gandhis. Everybody spoke and gave their solutions.
As per the sources, the letter group of leaders reiterated their stand that there must be an elected Congress president together with an elected Parliamentary board and elected Congress working committee. These leaders additionally emphasised that those that have appointed individuals who fail to carry out ought to be held accountable.
One of many leaders, who was a part of the assembly, stated there was an enormous shift on how conferences used to happen earlier and the one which came about on Saturday – the Gandhis got here to obtain everybody at 10 Janpath, they listened to everybody and all leaders put forth their standpoint.
Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi assured everybody that there will likely be extra such discussions within the days to return.
“Congress is an enormous household” and everybody must combat collectively,” Sonia Gandhi stated.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi additionally stated that the occasion must combat Narender Modi and his authorities unitedly and he’s with everybody on this combat. The truth is, at one level, he advised Mr. Kamalnath, the previous MP chief minister that when he was the CM of Madhya Pradesh, the RSS bureaucrats had been operating the federal government, and never him.
Gandhi’s assertion got here within the context of challenges that the Congress occasion is going through.
At one level, former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamalnath made a reference of younger v/s previous to which Rahul Gandhi stated that the majority of them are his father’s colleagues and he respects all of them and can work together with them to strengthen the occasion.
Leaders like Antony, Ambika Soni and Ajay Maken instructed Rahul Gandhi ought to turn out to be the President of the occasion, nonetheless, as per sources current within the assembly not one of the dissenters stated something, whereas Gandhis did not reply to any such proposal made by some Sonia Gandhi loyalists.
The occasion mentioned every thing, nonetheless, the query about Rahul Gandhi main the occasion once more remained unanswered.
Rahul Gandhi, nonetheless, did say that he’s with the occasion in combating Narender Modi.