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Rahul Gandhi Questions Timing Of Letter,Says Dissenting Letter Writer Colluding With BJP
Ghulam Nabi Azad, a Rajya Sabha member who has always been a Gandhi loyalist, is also a part of the CWC.
Rahul Gandhi Questions Timing Of Letter, Says Dissenting Letter Writer Colluding With BJP
New Delhi: An infuriated Rahul Gandhi today intervened at the Congress Working Committe meeting after his mother Sonia Gandhi announced that she wanted to "be relieved of the post of the party president" and has questioned the timing of the letter written by over top party leaders targeting the Gandhi leadership.
Reportedly he accused the signatories of the letter of the working in cahoots with the ruling BJP.
In a strident intervention Rahul Gandhi shortly after the former PM Manmohan Singh, dropped the bombshell accusation that the "dissenters" were colluding with the BJP.
Mr. Gandhi asked why the letter attacked the Congress when it was at ist weakest, when it was battling crises in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and when the Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) was unwell.
"For who was this done," he questioned, adding that the letter had "hurt" his mother.
Sonia Gandhi's decision to quit follows the letter written by the top Congress leaders including MPs and former Union Ministers, demanding a "full-time, visible leadership" and complaining about a drift in the party.
The signatories include Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Prithviraj Chavan, Vivek Tankha, and Anand Sharma.
"The letter is unfortunate," the former PM reportedly said. He remarked that "weakening the high command is weakening the Congress".Manmohan Singh was among those who came out in support of Sonia Gandhi and hit out at the signatories of the letter.
Senior leader AK Anthony speaking after Manmohan Singh said: "More than the letter, contents of the letter were cruel." He also spoke about "the sacrifices of Sonia Gandhi,"as per to sources and urged Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president.
For returns as Congress chief Rahul Gandhi did not address the class