Senior Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday rejected any rise up in the grand-old get together at the same time as a number of voices in the previous few days have hinted so. Azad mentioned that he did not have any subject in opposition to the excessive command of the get together. “I am giving a clean chit to Gandhis due to COVID pandemic as they can’t do much right now. There is no change in our demands. They have agreed to most of our demands. Our leadership should hold elections if they want to become a national altenative and revive the party,” Azad informed information company ANI.
The senior chief mentioned that Congress was at its lowest in the last 72 years. “Nobody else can become a national alternative for BJP, BJP is a national party. For a national party, your thinking should be national, national presence is also important, secular thinking is also required. Congress is at its lowest in the last 72 years. Congress does not have even the post of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha during the last two terms. But Congress won 9 seats in Ladakh hill council elections even as we were not expecting such a positive result,” he mentioned.
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“In order to revive Congress party and to make it a national alternative, it is important to conduct election on the block to the national level, there is a need to provide programme to the party and accountability is also must,” Azad mentioned. Further, he mentioned that their get together construction has collapsed and there’s a want to rebuild the construction.
“Our party’s structure has collapsed. We need to rebuild our structure and then if any leader is elected in that structure, it will work. But saying that just by changing the leader, we’ll win Bihar, UP, MP, etc is wrong. That will happen once we change the system,” Azad mentioned.
Rejecting any rise up in the Congress get together, Azad mentioned, “Rebellion means replacing someone. There is no other candidate for the post of party president. This is not a rebellion. This is for reforms. We are the ones who believe in directing what is necessary (for the betterment of the party),” the Congress chief informed ANI.
When requested if Congress was present process an existential disaster because it contested on 70 seats in Bihar meeting polls and managed to win solely 19, Azad mentioned there was a necessity to revitalise and consider a brand new method. “We all are worried about losses, especially about Bihar and bypoll results. I don’t blame the leadership for the loss. Our people have lost the connection on the ground. One should have passion for their party and to do everything for it,” he mentioned.
Further, Azad mentioned grassroot management was required for the betterment of the get together. “Polls are not fought by 5-star culture. The problem with leaders today is if they get a party ticket, they first book a 5-star hotel. They won’t go if there’s a rough road. Till the time 5-star culture is given up, one can’t win elections,” he mentioned.
The Congress leaders mentioned workplace bearers ought to perceive their accountability. “Till the time, office bearers are appointed, they won’t go. But if all office bearers are elected, then they will understand their responsibility. Right now, anyone gets any post in the party,” Azad mentioned.