Do you think Rahul Gandhi as president will change Congress fortunes?

21 November, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Regina Lloyd
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"India's strides in ease of doing business, the upgrade (in ratings) by Moody's, the impressive FDI figures do not matter to the Congress, which is busy devoting time and energy to more fruitful matters such as a coronation ceremony", he said in remarks laced with sarcasm, aimed at the likely elevation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president. "The government is mistaken if it thinks that by locking the temple of democracy it will escape constitutional accountability ahead of the assembly elections", the Congress president said.

Mr Gandhi's immediate challenge is the polls in Mr Modi's home state of Gujarat, which takes place in two phases on Dec 9 and 14.

Gandhi was speaking at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee.

Calling the proposed elevation of Gandhi as Congress president a step in the right direction, he said it would help revive the party ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Gandhi-Nehru family has also given the country three prime ministers.

In 2008, there was a break during the parliamentary session due to the state elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, he said. As per this, Rahul Gandhi will be the new face of Indian National Congress. After the meeting, the CWC also condoled the death of its veteran leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. "The government will soon take a decision on parliament dates", the minister had said.




"Sonia Gandhi is our leader and mentor". But when Congress was in federal power, he refused any role in government and preferred to stay on the fringes until 2013, when he took over as party vice-president. She has always guided the Congress.

Some state units had already passed the resolution to appoint him as party chief. In her opening remarks, Sonia Gandhi launched a stinging attack on the government on a range of issues, including demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax and unemployment.

The Congress had earlier set a deadline to complete the organisational elections by October-end.

The schedule for election was approved by the Congress Working Committee on Monday. Here, the meeting was chaired by the party chief Sonia Gandhi to discuss over the name of the new party president.

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