New Delhi: Interim chief Sonia Gandhi’s assembly with senior Congress leaders on Saturday morning ended after virtually 5 hours and sources mentioned no one within the assembly objected to Rahul Gandhi’s identify from being proposed for the occasion chief’s place once more, though there will probably be “Chintan shivir” or brainstorming camps quickly.
“No one has a problem with Rahul Gandhi, and this is not just for today. Everybody said that we need Rahul Gandhi’s leadership. We must not fall into the trap of other people who are trying to distract the party’s agenda,” senior occasion chief Pawan Bansal mentioned rising out of probably the most awaited assembly ever for the reason that group of 23 had shot a letter to Sonia Gandhi in August this yr.
The assembly which lasted for hours after beginning off a little bit after 10.30 a.m. and went off on a cordial word regardless of the participation from the disgruntled group, noticed Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka converse on the assembly.
A number of different senior leaders additionally introduced in suggestion with recent measures for strengthening the occasion.
Prithiviraj Chavan, one of many signatories of the G23 letter, mentioned after the assembly: “Nineteen leaders of Congress met and mentioned means to strengthen the occasion. A transparent future course is on the anvil.
“It is the first of such meetings. More meetings will take place. ‘Chintan shivirs’ in line with Shimla and Pachmarhi will be organised.”
He mentioned recommendations of the occasion leaders will probably be recorded.
The assembly on the residence of the Congress interim chief included a number of of the “dissident” leaders who had written to her urging for “an active president” within the occasion.
Bansal termed the assembly “very constructive” with everybody pitching in with recommendations “that were all taken note of”. He mentioned the assembly “energised the party to fight the forces” which are “fighting the idea of India and Congress”. He mentioned the Congress is decided to combat all such forces.
The sources mentioned it was a “freewheeling discussion and whatever anyone had to say they said”.
The leaders mentioned there will probably be a due course of for inside elections that’s already in movement.
Senior Congress leaders like Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, former Madhya Pradesh chief Minister Kamal Nath, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Vivek Tankha, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Prithviraj Chavan, Ambika Soni, Manish Tewari, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Pawan Bansal, Harish Rawat, Anand Sharma, Shashi Tharoor, A.Ok. Antony and several other others met the Gandhis for the primary time since dissidence inside the occasion grew to become public.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Ajay Maken have been additionally current at 10 Janpath right here.
On Friday, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala mentioned that Sonia Gandhi had been unable to bodily meet the occasion leaders on account of Covid-19 protocol for a substantial period of time.
“Now she has decided that from tomorrow she is going to meet and decide various organisational issues. So this is not a meet of any specific group of leaders. This is not a meet of dissenters or rebels because we consider each leader and worker as part of our family,” Surjewala had mentioned.
He mentioned that the occasion has addressed the problems raised by a number of the senior members of the occasion and it has already been determined to carry the election to the put up of president.
“That process is underway, all the issues should be resolved with the announcement of the next election. There are no internal issues of dissent that are pending in the party of any nature,” he mentioned.
Surjewala mentioned the BJP generally continues to propagate such insinuations which Congress leaders don’t imagine in, together with those that have written the letter.
“We are one family and we will work together and we will work to strengthen the party,” he added.
(With IANS Inputs)