Fresh Delhi: Searching for to quell latest dissension within the birthday party, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met a chunk of leaders, including some who wrote to her this August stressful a total organisational overhaul.
The highlight of the five-hour assembly, which ended with a notion to preserve a ‘chintan shivir‘ at the earliest opportunity to chalk the Congress’ future formulation, develop to be once a query by Sonia Gandhi’s loyalists that Rahul Gandhi may maybe presumably well restful favor the birthday party leadership all yet again.
Rahul acknowledged that he develop to be once “in a position to preserve any responsibility given by the birthday party”, however at the identical time mentioned that the resolution on presidentship needs to be left to the electoral activity. His response develop to be once applauded by the attendees, in conserving with sources.
Overall, the assembly stood out as an ice-breaking session with the ‘letter-writers’ whom Sonia Gandhi assured a fidelity of debate and conferences to address their disorders, apart from asserting that the interior election activity develop to be once underway and a brainstorming conclave like the ones held in Shimla and Panchmarhi within the previous may maybe presumably well maybe be held rapidly.
The assembly, which included Sonia Gandhi’s end pals, develop to be once indispensable because it develop to be once the first effort by the Congress leadership for a rapprochement with the ‘letter writers’ who had raised questions over the leadership.
Some leaders like AK Antony, Ashok Gehlot, Ajay Maken and Pawan Bansal wanted Rahul Gandhi to favor the responsibility of Congress president.
The former Congress chief acknowledged he loved working with the senior leaders as they’d additionally labored alongside with his father leisurely Rajiv Gandhi and he knew them since childhood.
Sonia told those present that they had been all a monumental household and can work collectively to pork up the birthday party.
The sources acknowledged she additionally gave a shuffle-forward to preserve a assembly rapidly to solve ideological disorders all around the Congress and the formulation of taking on the BJP as additionally to represent folks about the ruling birthday party’s “big failure” in governance.
The leaders acknowledged they’d faith within the unifying face of birthday party leadership and its ideological commitment, in conserving with the sources.
The ‘letter-writers’ stressed out that their inform develop to be once to pork up the birthday party and asserted that they had been not “rebels” or “dissidents”, as construed by some.
They acknowledged they’d only raised disorders within the birthday party’s curiosity to pork up it, the sources acknowledged. They additionally identified the acrimony at the final CWC meet held when it comes to.
Those attending the assembly from amongst the ‘letter-writers’ had been Chief of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, deputy chief of the birthday party within the Better Dwelling Anand Sharma, former chief ministers Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Prithviraj Chavan, and MPs Manish Tewari, Vivek Tankha and Shashi Tharoor.
The sources acknowledged after everyone raised their concerns, Azad acknowledged they had been grateful that the leadership heard them and hoped the disorders raised by them may maybe presumably well maybe be resolved “with integrity and honesty”.
Declaring that there develop to be once no dissidence within the Congress, birthday party chief Pawan Bansal, a Sonia Gandhi loyalist, acknowledged the assembly develop to be once held on a obvious present and in a congenial ambiance with the total leaders expressing their views and suggesting methods to form the birthday party stronger.
Sonia additionally agreed that extra working committee conferences needs to be held, the sources acknowledged.
This develop to be once additionally the first time that Sonia met Congress leaders in person for the reason that outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The assembly develop to be once held at the lawns of her 10, Janpath space, which develop to be once followed by lunch.
Moreover former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had been amongst those that attended the assembly.
“Discussions had been held on a obvious present at the assembly where leaders talked about how one can pork up the birthday party at all stages. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi acknowledged we all are one monumental household and we all may maybe presumably well restful work to pork up the birthday party. Rahul Gandhi additionally talked about strengthening the birthday party,” Bansal told newshounds after the assembly.
“There shouldn’t be such a thing as a dissidence within the Congress birthday party and all are dedicated to working unitedly to energise the birthday party and fight all those forces which are making an are attempting to set upend the knowing of India, as enshrined within the Constitution and as articulated by the founding fathers of India’s Constitution,” Bansal acknowledged.
Congress chief and former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan acknowledged this develop to be once the first assembly to focus on about methods to pork up the birthday party and extra such conferences may maybe presumably well maybe be held.
He acknowledged ‘Chintan Shivir’ like those held within the previous in Shimla and Panchmarhi may maybe presumably well maybe be organised.
The Congress had organised both the Pachmarhi and Shimla ‘Chintan Shivirs’ when the birthday party develop to be once within the Opposition. Whereas the Pachmarhi Shivir develop to be once organised in September 1998 when Sonia had valid taken over the birthday party’s reins, the Shimla Shivir develop to be once held later in July 2003.
But any other Congress chief Harish Rawat acknowledged that every chief spoke about unitedly training strengthening the birthday party.
Feeble Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath and senior chief P Chidambaram had been additionally piece of the assembly, the sources acknowledged.
Among Sonia loyalists had been AK Antony, Ambika Soni, Ashok Gehlot, Harish Rawat, Ajay Maken, Pawan Bansal and Bhakt Charan Das.
Incidentally, AICC general secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal and the birthday party’s media in-fee Randeep Surjewala had been not piece of the assembly. Among the many effectively-known ‘letter-writers’ who had been absent develop to be once Kapil Sibal.
The sources added that Chidambaram called for strengthening the PCCs as any other of fixing into a “general secretary-dispute birthday party”. He additionally suggested that general secretaries may maybe presumably well restful utilize beyond regular time in birthday party areas of work, while Anand Sharma acknowledged that they needs to be on the bottom within the states.
The Congress has already decided to preserve elections for the post of Congress president and that activity is underway. This followed a stormy Congress Working Committee assembly in August after the letter’s contents became public.