The demand for the return of Rahul Gandhi because the Congress chief was taken up on social media by Congress leaders at present with a video on his household background. A number of leaders of the Congress additionally got here up with their very own wishlist concerning the strategy the 49-year-old ought to take to endear himself to the individuals. Amongst them was senior Congress chief from Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh, a recognized Gandhi household loyalist who has greater than as soon as pitched Mr Gandhi for the put up of the get together chief earlier than he took over in 2018.
Mr Gandhi, Mr Singh mentioned, ought to be extra “lively” in parliament. He also needs to be “extra accessible to individuals, Mr Singh, tacitly underscoring the criticism of Mr Gandhi’s lack of mass join. He additionally underscored veteran chief Sharad Pawar’s recommendation to Mr Gandhi.
“I agree. He’s completely different and needs to do politics in a different way. We should always permit him to take action however then we additionally would love him to be extra lively in Parliament and extra accessible to individuals. As suggested by Sharad Pawar he ought to go round India. “Yatras” are essential to attach,” his tweet learn.
I agree. He’s completely different and needs to do politics in a different way. We should always permit him to take action however then we additionally would love him to be extra lively in Parliament and extra accessible to individuals. As suggested by Sharad Pawar he ought to go round India. “Yatras” are essential to attach. https://t.co/6fJQbD47ZB
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) August 2, 2020
Manickam Tagore, one of many youthful leaders from Tamil Nadu and the Congress’s whip within the Lok Sabha, responded with a jibe that echoed the conflict on the get together’s inner assembly on Thursday.
Insisting that Mr Gandhi has already held round 100 foot-marches, Mr Tagore tweeted, “I feel if who occupies excessive positions in get together actually stand with him and never criticise behind his again we can’t be in opposition for lengthy”.
“Those that leaks off the document conversion to few media associates put management on their habits we are going to win!” learn one other tweet. He, nonetheless, seems to have deleted the tweets later.
Mr Singh — together with Kamal Nath — is broadly seen to be behind Jyotiraditya Scindia’s exit from the get together in March, resulting in the collapse of the get together’s authorities in Madhya Pradesh. The exit of Mr Scindia and the present revolt of Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan are seen to replicate the present quandary of younger leaders within the Congress.
On Thursday, calling for Rahul Gandhi’s return because the get together chief, youthful leaders reportedly argued that those that have been a part of the final UPA authorities ought to take the blame for the get together’s fast decline.
After a decade of UPA rule, the Congress misplaced energy in 2014 to the BJP in what counts amongst its worst performances. In final yr’s normal election, it misplaced extra floor, with Mr Gandhi being crushed by Smriti Irani in household turf Amethi and Mr Scindia dropping bastion Guna.
The rift between the young and old leaders within the get together cracked open throughout Thursday’s meet after the veterans urged that the get together wants extra introspection, given its failure to capitalise on big points just like the coronavirus outbreak, the financial slowdown and the difficulty with China. Leaders like Kapil Sibal had greater than as soon as criticised the get together management.
With Rahul Gandhi main the get together assault in opposition to the BJP with tweets and movies on social media, the youthful leaders had objected, accusing the veterans of putting the get together in dire straits.
Insisting that an introspection was wanted into the get together’s defeat of 2014, Rajiv Satav, the 45-year-old leaders Rajya Sabha MP, mentioned, “We have to analyse the position of how the Congress carried out within the UPA interval, why did not ministers meet staff and why did they lose contact with actuality. Why has the get together failed in Maharashtra and Delhi”.