Congress downplays Priyanka Gandhi’s remark supporting ‘non-Gandhi’ president, says it was made in different context – India News , Firstpost

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Although the guide was launched lately, Priyanka’s interview was performed after Rahul Gandhi stepped down as president, taking duty for the 2019 Lok Sabha ballot drubbing, the celebration stated

The Congress on Wednesday stated Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s remarks on celebration management difficulty that have been carried in a brand new guide, have been made in July final 12 months in a distinct context and now employees all through the nation need Rahul Gandhi to return as celebration chief.

Within the guide, Priyanka supported Rahul’s stand on a non-Gandhi president for the Congress, saying there are many folks able to main the celebration.

Within the guide India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Subsequent Era of Political Leaders, she added that Rahul is her chief and can all the time be.

Although the guide was launched lately, the Congress stated Priyanka’s interview was performed after Rahul stepped down as celebration president taking duty for the 2019 Lok Sabha ballot drubbing.

Within the guide, which options interviews with younger leaders in India, Priyanka informed authors Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah, “He (Rahul Gandhi) has stated that none of us needs to be the president of the celebration and I’m in full settlement with him. I believe that the celebration ought to discover its personal path additionally.”

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated the remarks have been made by Priyanka on 1 July, 2019.

“Nehru-Gandhi household has held collectively and served Congress unmindful of the trimmings of energy. In 2004, Sonia Ji set an instance by sacrificing energy to serve the celebration,” he stated. In 2019, Rahul confirmed the braveness of conviction and stepped down as Congress president, Surjewala added.

“We at @INCIndia respect the sudden media curiosity (egged on by BJP) in a 12 months previous comment,” he stated in a sequence of tweets.

“The context at the moment is to tackle the vicious assault on India’s polity by Modi-Shah dispensation & combat it fearlessly on entrance foot,” Surjewala stated.

Tens of millions of Congress employees and leaders have seen that Rahul has led the combat tirelessly, undaunted by the setbacks and “vile assaults by Modi authorities” each day, he stated.

It’s this fearlessness and uncompromising braveness that the Congress requires, employees respect and nation wants, he stated.

At a media briefing, celebration spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil, when requested about Priyanka’s remarks, stated the Gandhi household has all the time proven massive heartedness and has by no means aspired for energy.

“All employees of the Congress throughout the nation need that Rahul Gandhi ought to lead us,” he stated, including that it’s the Congress Working Comitteee and AICC has the ultimate say in such issues.

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