Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday that he is in favor of internal elections within the party and it is the workers who will decide who should lead the party. Gandhi also emphasized that the party will do whatever he says to them.
Rahul Gandhi said in an exclusive interview with PTI-Bhasha that organizational elections within the party will be held in time, but the need now is to save lives and control the epidemic. The party’s organizational elections were held early by a group of 23 senior Congress leaders and a full-time Congress president was demanded in the past.
The group, led by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, wrote a letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in August last year about their demands. Gandhi told PTI-language, I have always supported internal organizational elections within the Congress and these will be done in time.
He said, party workers have to decide who should lead the party. I will do what the party tells me. Gandhi left the post of Congress president in May last year, taking responsibility for the party’s humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, after presiding over the meeting of the Congress Working Committee earlier this year, said that the Congress would get a new Congress president by June 2021.
Gandhi said, however, the focus is now on controlling the epidemic, saving lives and alleviating the widespread misery and pain of India. There will be time ahead for everything else. He has blamed the central government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the current crisis in the country due to the second wave of Corona virus. In India, more than four lakh new cases of Kovid-19 are being reported in a single day.