Even because the G23 rebels are mounting strain and providing strategies, the Congress management is quietly however repeatedly exploring choices and at the least in one occasion in the latest previous mentioned attainable names who can play pivotal roles in reviving the social gathering that has lost elections in addition to expertise in the previous few years.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, whose functioning fashion is a significant reason behind the G23’s concern, has highlighted three key issues in his latest interactions with confidantes and colleagues. According to Gandhi, the three areas are “ideology, organisation and technology”.
In the final Congress working committee meeting on March 13, he talked about, “You can buy technology from the market, which anyway political parties use these days. But where can you buy ideology?”
Gandhi had even sought strategies in his shut circles about leaders who can play a larger tole in the longer term. In one such dialogue in January, the names of Mukul Wasnik, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, Mallikarjun Kharge and Sachin Pilot got here up.
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Even as some G23 leaders have fired salvoes on the Gandhi household, asking for “inclusive and collective leadership”, a Congress chief claimed Gandhi had requested considered one of outstanding G23 chief to take cost of his house state. “Similarly, Sonia Gandhi had sought names and suggestions from Ghulam Nabi Azad for the party’s revival,” a celebration chief mentioned, requesting anonymity.
Azad met Sonia Gandhi on Friday and reiterated his suggestion to rejig the Madhusudan Mistry-led central election committee, the highest physique to resolve social gathering tickets, and revive the parliamentary board that after oversaw the Congress’ parliamentary actions.
Sonia Gandhi has repeatedly been in contact with some insurgent leaders however is miffed with at the least one MP of the G23, who’s unusually vocal in the criticism, two Congress leaders mentioned.
Sonia Gandhi, in accordance to some leaders, had instructed her confidantes after the working committee meeting that whereas the G23 is focusing on the Gandhi household, nobody accepted her proposal in the meeting when she mentioned all three of them had been able to step down.
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On Friday, Ghulam Nabi Azad tried to put aside the talk and mentioned there was no question on Sonia Gandhi’s management and reiterated she had provided to resign however the complete working committee unanimously rejected her proposal and requested her to proceed.
At least one G23 Rajya Sabha lawmaker, who is ready to retire this year, wouldn’t get a renomination, however different leaders equivalent to Azad and Manish Tewari are anticipated to get vital tasks in the reshuffle, a celebration chief mentioned.
Even as Tewari is extensively seen as an vital G23 chief, communication hyperlink between the excessive command and Tewari stays open. Three days after the working committee meeting, Sonia Gandhi requested Tewari to talk on the social gathering’s ballot debacle in Punjab. In January, she had enquired how Tewari was feeling in an internet meeting to debate parliamentary technique.
The excessive command has additionally acquired a suggestion to nominate at the least 4 working presidents to handle northern, southern, jap and western India, one other social gathering chief mentioned. This can see some G23 leaders equivalent to Azad into top-ranking positions of the social gathering, the chief mentioned.