Congress President Rahul Gandhi has accused venerable Union minister P Chidambaram, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of inserting their sons above the celebration all the diagram by the Lok Sabha polls, PTI reported on Sunday. Gandhi reportedly made the instruct all the diagram by theCongress Working Committee assemblyin Unique Delhi on Saturday.
P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidamabaram and Kamal Nath’s son Nakul Nath were elected from constituencies in Tamil Nadu and Bhopal. On the opposite hand, Ashok Gehlot’s son Vaibhav Gehlot lost the polls. The Congress ended up winning honest 52 seats nationwide, a mere eight seats extra than its tally in 2014.
“Chidambaram threatened to resign if a mark became once denied to his son,” Gandhi reportedly stated at the assembly. “Nath stated how can also he be CM if his son became once no longer fielded.” The Congress chief furthermore accused Ashok Gehlot of spending a week campaigning in Jodhpur for his son, neglecting the remainder of the suppose.
TheCongress drew a easyin Rajasthan’s 25 seats and gained honest one seat out of 29 in Madhya Pradesh despite being in energy in both states.
At the assembly, the Congress Working Committee rejected Gandhi’s offer to resign as celebration chief. Congress Common Secretary Priyanka Gandhi furthermore entreated her brother no longer to step down, asserting it’d be admire “falling into BJP’s lure”, unidentified celebration leaders told PTI. On the opposite hand, Rahul Gandhi clarified that he does no longer need any diversified member of his household to prevail him because the Congress chief.
Gandhi furthermore blamed Congress leaders for no longer supporting him in his advertising campaign to point to that Prime Minister Narendra Modi became once guilty of corruption within the Rafale deal. Priyanka Gandhi reportedly backed her brother. “All these responsible for the celebration’s defeat are sitting on this room,” she stated. “The put were you when my brother became once battling all by himself and by myself? No one supported Congress president in taking ahead the epic of Rafale and ‘chowkidar chor hai’.”
When Rahul Gandhi asked what number of leaders most modern at the assembly had backed his corruption epic in opposition to Modi, only some raised their hands, Congress Working Committee sources told PTI.
Common Union ministerSri Prakash JaiswaltoldThe Indian Bidthat there would be “no self-discipline left within the celebration” if Rahul Gandhi stop. But every other venerable minister, Salman Khurshid, furthermore stated Rahul Gandhi can also unruffled “absolutely continue” because the celebration chief.
In step with a Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi stated the Bharatiya Janata Celebration has the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to originate its cadre while he has to originate a celebration on his maintain to do away with on the saffron celebration. The Congress chief left the assembly all straight away, stated unidentified leaders.
Dissent within the Rajasthan Congress
In the interim, two ministers within theRajasthan Congressbacked Rahul Gandhi on Sunday and lashed out at Gehlot,The Indian Bidreported. Cooperatives Minister Udaylal Anjana told the newspaper that the executive minister would were in a plan to advertising campaign extra in diversified constituencies had he been free. Meals and Civil Supplies and Client Affairs Minister Ramesh Chand Meena stated the celebration’s defeat “can also unruffled no longer be taken lightly”.
“What the Congress president has stated in utterly honest,” Meena stated. “There wants to be an introspection on what Rahul ji has stated. There can also unruffled deliberation and diagnosis. The celebration can also unruffled introspect on the causes for this form of huge defeat.” He added that “accountability wants to be mounted” for the defeat.
There would possibly be furthermore hypothesis that suppose Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria can also stop the submit following the Congress’s debacle, PTI reported. The minister has reportedly issued a press open announcing his resignation. On the opposite hand, the executive minister’s put of job refused to substantiate the suggestions.
The Congress advertising campaign chiefs ofKarnataka and of Amethi constituencyand the celebration presidents inOdisha and Uttar Pradeshdangle already stop their posts following the heavy election defeat. The Congress gained one seat in Karnataka, while in Amethi in Uttar Pradesh Rahul Gandhi lost to the BJP’s Smriti Irani.