Congress Meet Today; Bihar Not On Agenda, Say Sources Amid Fresh Sparring

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Congress Meet Today; Bihar Not On Agenda, Say Sources Amid Fresh Sparring

At this time’s agenda is the signature marketing campaign and there’s no different agenda, Congress sources mentioned. (File)

New Delhi:

A particular committee of the Congress, fashioned to help celebration chief Sonia Gandhi, will meet at this time, because the celebration reels underneath its abysmal efficiency in Bihar in addition to by-elections throughout the nation, celebration sources mentioned. That is, nonetheless, a routine assembly for native administrative points, Congress sources mentioned.

The assembly will probably be held at 5 pm by way of video conferencing.

At this time’s agenda is the signature marketing campaign and there’s no different agenda, and that with the Congress president not current, no actual, significant dialogue can happen on Bihar, in line with members of the panel who didn’t need to come on document.

The election debacle has additionally introduced up a public blow-out amongst its prime leaders after Kapil Sibal’s open criticism of the celebration management. Mr Sibal had known as for “skilled minds, skilled palms and those that perceive political realities” to revive the organisation. He additionally mentioned the “time for introspection is over”.

“… we have to do a number of issues at a number of ranges – organisationally, articulation within the media in no matter kind, placing up individuals who the individuals need to hearken to, offering an energetic, considerate management who can articulate with plenty of circumspection,” Mr Sibal instructed the Indian Categorical newspaper. Congress males, he mentioned, “should acknowledge that we’re in decline”.


Rebutting Mr Sibal, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday mentioned that there was “no want” for his colleague to say “inside points” within the media. In a sequence of tweets. Mr Gehlot additionally mentioned that after each electoral loss, the celebration had proven “undivided and agency perception within the celebration management” and had emerged stronger from every crises.

Mr Sibal was one of many 23 Congress leaders behind the “dissent letter” that precipitated an all-out conflict throughout the celebration in August however modified little apart from key letter-writers being shunted out. The letter had prompt sweeping modifications after the Congress misplaced energy in Madhya Pradesh after a revolt by Jyotiraditya Scindia and barely saved its Rajasthan authorities after a rise up.

The particular panel of the Congress which is assembly at this time was fashioned in August to help Mrs Gandhi on organisational and operational issues. Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal, AK Antony, Ambika Soni, Mukul Wasnik, Randeep Surjewala are its members. Mr Patel, who examined optimistic for coronavirus, is at present hospitalised in Gurgaon.

In final week’s Bihar election outcomes, the opposition gained 110 seats, a dozen in need of the bulk mark within the 243-member meeting. Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) emerged as the most important celebration however the Congress, which contested 70 seats however gained solely 19, proved to be a lifeless weight.


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