Senior chief Ghulam Nabi Azad is learnt to have written to Gandhi in his private capability, as a CWC member and as a consultant of change seekers, demanding a CWC assembly. Azad is learnt to have made three particular calls for to Gandhi, apart from a reminder that points, issues and calls for raised in final 12 months’s joint letter remained unaddressed.
Gandhi ought to name a gathering of solely common or full-fledged CWC members (about 25), not an prolonged CWC meet, the letter mentioned. This is seen as a transfer to stop Rahul Gandhi from initiating his customary ploy of getting all CWC invitees and ex-officio members to attend the assembly, making them his cheerleaders, typically working to muffle divergent views.
Azad is learnt to have sought a dialogue within the CWC in regards to the present state of the Congress, notably in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and with particular tips that could the disaster in Punjab and Goa, social gathering insiders mentioned. The senior J&Ok chief additionally needed the CWC to debate the problem of unprecedented exodus of senior Congress leaders throughout India.
Azad’s letter adopted a dialogue amongst many change seekers at Kapil Sibal’s residence in New Delhi. Later Sibal held a press convention on behalf of all change seekers and raised many pertinent points, even whereas asserting he and his colleagues had been dedicated Congress individuals acutely aware of the necessity to strengthen the social gathering to combat the Modi regime and BJP’s insurance policies.
“I’m speaking on behalf of those Congressmen who wrote the letter in August last year and are still waiting for actions to be taken by our leadership in respect of the election to the office of the president, to CWC and central election committee. In our party, there is no president. So, we don’t know who is taking these decisions. We know and yet we don’t know,” Sibal mentioned.
It is not any secret Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra have been taking key selections which have boomeranged, with the indulgence of Sonia Gandhi and endorsement of a gaggle of nominated AICC functionaries. Sibal additionally mentioned it was time to cease nominating social gathering functionaries, together with PCC and DCC leaders and reintroduce organisational elections, CWC downwards.
Raising a warning on Punjab, Sibal mentioned: “A border state where this is happening to the Congress party means what? It is an advantage to ISI and Pakistan. We know the history of Punjab and the rise of extremism there… Congress should ensure that they remain united.” He mentioned the management ought to realise that the change seekers weren’t sycophants. “It is very clear. We are G-23, not Ji Huzoor 23.”
Later, a gaggle of individuals claiming to be Youth Congress supporters staged an indication exterior Sibal’s residence and raised slogans towards him.