Congress at its lowest in final 72 years, says insurgent chief Ghulam Nabi Azad

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Senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday reiterated his demand for overhaul of the social gathering and mentioned there is no such thing as a change in his demand for holding inside elections. He mentioned these elections are needed if Congress desires to turn out to be a nationwide various.

“Congress is at its lowest within the final 72 years. Congress doesn’t have even the publish of Chief of Opposition in Lok Sabha over the past two phrases. However Congress gained 9 seats in Ladakh hill council elections whilst we weren’t anticipating such a constructive end result,” Azad mentioned.

Questioning the social gathering’s management, Azad mentioned, “Until the time, we alter our manner of performing at each stage, issues gained’t change. Management wants to offer a programme to social gathering staff and maintain elections for posts. One ought to be so indispensable that management asks for you in your absence.”

Looking for elections to revive the social gathering, the senior Congress chief mentioned, “I’m giving a clear chit to Gandhis attributable to Covid-19 pandemic as they will’t do a lot proper now. There’s no change in our calls for. They’ve agreed to most of our calls for. Our management ought to maintain elections in the event that they need to turn out to be a nationwide various and revive the social gathering.”

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 “seen”, “efficient” and “full-time” chief; elections in any respect ranges within the social gathering; and establishing an institutional management mannequin to collectively information the social gathering, amongst different steps.

4 of the 23 leaders — Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mukul Wasnik, Anand Sharma and Jitin Prasada — had been then members of the social gathering’s working committee CWC. Different 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 social gathering, 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, slightly than on its substance.

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