Urging Rahul Gandhi to return because the Congress president has been a routine demand of the get together’s leaders and staff at its conferences since his resignation from the submit in 2019 within the wake of the Lok Sabha ballot debacle. But the get together MP from Kerala, T N Prathapan’s demand on the ongoing Congress Chintan Shivir in Rajasthan’s Udaipur was exceptional. Participating within the discussions held by one of many get together teams, he stated Rahul ought to take over because the Congress president however added that “the AICC president shall be a full-time and consistent leader who will be available whenever the party and the country looks for it”.
Moreover, Prathapan stated, Rahul ought to undertake a Bharat yatra for establishing a “better connection” with the plenty. He feels that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi ought to proceed because the UPA chairperson however the alliance have to be expanded earlier than the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. “We (Congress) need to take a liberal stand for expansion of the UPA,” he stated. “For that we need to have open-minded discussions with all non-NDA parties. Congress shall drop dead-end demands for power. Instead it shall be very liberal with power, and we need to set the agenda for reclaiming of this country from communal fascism.”
Keeping media at a pleasant distance
While the media was evaded the Chintan Shivir venue, a number of the senior Congress leaders visited the media enclave — a make-shift construction arrange a ways away from the venue — to investigate concerning the amenities and have interaction in chit-chat with journalists. Playing the position of a very good host, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, accompanied by AICC normal secretary in control of communication Randeep Surjewala, walked into the media enclave within the afternoon. Senior Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot was nevertheless the primary one to reach there. Then got here former Uttarakhand CM and CWC member, Harish Rawat, adopted by Subodh Kant Sahay and Acharya Pramod.
Pitch for ‘most popular face’ Priyanka as Cong president
Making a pitch for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra because the Congress chief if Rahul Gandhi is just not prepared to take up the submit, Acharya Pramod stated Priyanka is the get together’s “most popular” face and may take over its management in case Rahul is just not prepared to just accept it. The UP Congress chief’s demand got here within the midst of deliberations over organisational revamp and reforms on the get together’s brainstorming conclave. He stated Sonia Gandhi has referred to as for “Chintan, Manthan and Parivartan (discussion, debate and change)” and that the youth ought to get an opportunity to steer the get together from the entrance and convey it again to energy. He stated crores of individuals within the nation and lakhs of Congress staff need that Rahul ought to take over the get together reins once more and that since he had resigned on ethical floor some individuals had additionally criticised his choice. But if “for some reason” Rahul is just not prepared to take it, then crores of individuals and Congress staff additionally need that Priyanka ought to substitute him for the job, he added.