Senior Congress chief M Veerappa Moily, one of many senior-most members of the “group of 23” who’ve referred to as for far-reaching reforms inside the Congress, mentioned in the present day that it’s an “admitted truth” that the organisation is just not able to take ahead “the Congress philosophy and defend the democracy”. He additionally asserted that Sonia Gandhi’s management is at all times required.
The previous Union Minister additional mentioned the intention of the letter was to maintain the get together prepared for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls as additionally for meeting and native our bodies elections within the nation.
“It’s an admitted incontrovertible fact that organisation of the Congress get together is just not able to take ahead the Congress philosophy and defend the democracy within the current turbulent situation prevailing within the nation,” Mr Moily mentioned in an announcement.
Stating that the Gandhi household is at all times recognized for patriotism and sacrifice, Mr Moily mentioned Sonia Gandhi’s management is at all times required and her consent to proceed as get together president is the “most welcome step”.
The assertion got here a day after excessive drama on the Congress Working Committee assembly the place many leaders, together with former get together chief Rahul Gandhi, lashed out at those that despatched the letter.
“At any time of disaster, each on the nationwide and state stage, I at all times stood by the nationwide management of the Congress get together to protect the unity and integrity of the get together,” Mr Moily mentioned, underlining that he has been within the Congress because the final 50 years having joined beneath the management of Indira Gandhi.
“Even throughout my tenure as Chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance, I used to be vital of the efficiency of the NDA authorities. My loyalty to the Congress get together is at all times steadfast and can proceed to be current until my life,” the previous Karnataka Chief Minister mentioned.
Noting that the Congress is without doubt one of the two massive nationwide events within the nation, Mr Moily alleged that the NDA authorities on the Centre has change into a risk to the fundamental rules of democracy – secularism, equality and inclusiveness.
The Congress ought to at all times be battle-ready to battle the divisive politics of the BJP, he mentioned.
“Since I’ve been one of many signatories to the letter addressed to the Congress President, the intention is totally to maintain the get together prepared for the 2024 Lok Sabha, meeting and the native our bodies elections being held within the nation,” Mr Moily mentioned.
The CWC urged Sonia Gandhi to proceed as its interim chief until an AICC session could be convened and authorised her to impact vital organisational modifications to cope with the challenges dealing with the get together.
After the seven-hour assembly of the get together’s prime decision-making physique, the CWC made it clear that nobody might be permitted to undermine or weaken the get together and its management.
The CWC additionally resolved that inner-party points can’t be deliberated by way of the media or in public fora and all such points have to be raised inside the get together “within the curiosity of propriety and self-discipline”.
Individually, another members of the “group of 23” additionally mentioned in the present day that they had been “not dissenters” however “proponents of revival” of the get together.
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