Senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday reiterated his demand for overhaul of the get together and stated there isn’t a change in his demand for holding inner elections. He stated these elections are essential if Congress needs to change into a nationwide various.
“Congress is at its lowest in 72 years. Congress does not have even the post of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha during the last two terms. But Congress won 9 seats in Ladakh hill council elections even as we were not expecting such a positive result,” Azad stated whereas talking to information company ANI.
Speaking concerning the get together’s leadership, Azad stated, “Till the time, we change our way of functioning at every level, things won’t change. Leadership needs to give a programme to party workers and hold elections for posts. One should be so indispensable that leadership asks for you in your absence.”
He added, “I’m giving a clean chit to Gandhis due to Covid-19 pandemic as they can’t do much right now. There’s no change in our demands. They’ve agreed to most of our demands. Our leadership should hold elections if they want to become a national alternative and revive the party.”
Azad, together with 22 different leaders, had rebelled earlier this 12 months on August 7 and despatched a letter to Congress chief, calling for a “visible”, “effective” and “full-time” chief; elections in any respect ranges within the get together; and establishing an institutional leadership mannequin to collectively information the get together, amongst different steps.
Four of the 23 leaders – Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mukul Wasnik, Anand Sharma and Jitin Prasada – had been then members of the get together’s working committee CWC. Other senior leaders who’ve signed the letter included Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tiwari, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and Prithviraj Chavan.
The letter had sparked stormy and marathon session of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the very best decision-making physique within the get together, adopted by heavy criticism of those that signed the letter, and the main focus of the dialogue was largely on its timing, and its leak, somewhat than on its substance.