After the continuous defeat of the Congress in the states, the stir in the party has intensified. Once again, the group of angry leaders of the party G-23 has become active, as well as efforts are being made to increase its scope. If anyone has any grievance against the party leadership, then G-23 is working as a platform for that. After defeat in five states, now this group has called a meeting once again. In which questions were raised on the Congress leadership.
Advice to the Gandhi family
After the meeting, a collective statement was issued, without naming the Gandhi family, advising that the future of the Congress rested only on adopting the model of collective and inclusive leadership. It is discussed that Ghulam Nabi Azad can also meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. In a joint statement issued by disgruntled Congress leaders, it was said that this meeting was called to discuss the shameful results in the recent assembly elections and the frequent abandonment of leaders and workers from the Congress. The forward direction for the Congress rests only on adopting the model of collective and inclusive leadership.
The disgruntled leaders said that to oppose the BJP, it is necessary to strengthen the Congress. The statement demanded that the Congress hold talks with like-minded parties to work out a credible alternative for 2024. At the end of the statement, it was also said that the next step would be announced soon. This is the first time that an official joint statement has been issued by disgruntled Congress leaders. It is clear that the Congress fight is going to escalate further. The question that has arisen is whether the Congress is moving towards break-up.
These big leaders of Congress joined
Former Haryana Chief Minister and current Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan, former Punjab Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari, Shashi Tharoor, Parineet Kaur, Rajya Sabha MP at the meeting held at the residence of Ghulam Nabi Azad. Anand Sharma, Kapil Sibal, Vivek Tankha, Akhilesh Prasad Singh were present. Apart from these leaders like Mani Shankar Aiyar, Raj Babbar, Sandeep Dixit, PJ Kurien from Kerala, Kuldeep Sharma from Haryana, MA Khan from Andhra Pradesh, Shankar Singh Vaghela from Gujarat also participated. While 14 of the old leaders of the G-23 were present, Mani Shankar Aiyar was the most important of the new four leaders. Overall, although the number of G-23s is still less than before, but their scope is wide.
Earlier this meeting was to be held at Kapil Sibal’s residence. But the place was changed after Sibal’s open rhetoric against the Gandhi family. According to sources, some of the disgruntled leaders are of the opinion that Sibal should not talk to the media at the moment. After the defeat in the assembly elections, Sibal had demanded that the Gandhi family be replaced by another leader from the top leadership. Since then, Sibal has been the target of many Congress leaders. On the other hand, Chandni Chowk District Congress Committee has sent a resolution to expel Kapil Sibal from the party and sent it to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
To decide the future direction in the meeting of the Congress Working Committee held to discuss the assembly election results, where the Congress has announced to organize a contemplation camp in the month of April. But the discontent of the disgruntled party leaders has increased the concerns of the Gandhi family even before contemplation. On the other hand, after accepting the resignations of Congress state presidents of Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, Sonia Gandhi directed Ajay Maken, Jitendra Singh, Avinash Pandey, Rajni Patil, Jairam Ramesh to collect suggestions for organizational change in these states respectively. have been given.
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