Rahul’s Reluctance Paving Way For Non-Gandhi President For Congress
NEW DELHI, (ANI) – Amid the countdown to the elections of the Congress party’s president, the turbulence over the chief candidate’s name still prevailed on August 24 as sources confirmed that the senior leaders of the party advised Sonia Gandhi who is currently the party supremo, to continue till 2024 if her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi declines running for the post.
The senior leaders also stressed that no one except the Gandhi family can hold the party together, the party will disintegrate, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should be given command after 2024.
“Sonia Gandhi hinted at the name of Ashok Gehlot, saying that if no one from the Gandhi family is made then Gehlot should be made the president,” said sources.
After the refusal of the Gandhi family to be in the race for the post of president, Mukul Wasnik, Venugopal, Kumari Selja, Malikarjun Kharge, Bhupesh Baghel, and many other names are in discussion.
Meanwhile, Congress plans to embark on ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyakumari on September 7 under the leadership of party leader Rahul Gandhi and the 148-day march will culminate in Kashmir. The five-month yatra is scheduled to cover 3,500 kilometers and more than 12 states.
The Congress suffered a debacle in the assembly polls held earlier this year and the yatra is seen as an attempt to rally the party rank and file for the upcoming electoral battles.