On Friday, Rajasthan leader minister Ashok Gehlot introduced that he would record his nomination for the Congress president’s put up. He additionally showed that no member of the Nehru-Gandhi circle of relatives will contest the election.
Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor is prone to be the opposite contender for the highest put up of the Congress birthday celebration.
When Gehlot was once requested who can be appointed Rajasthan CM if he was Congress president in mild of the only man-one put up rule, Gehlot mentioned, “Our general secretary in-charge Mr Ajay Maken and Congress president Sonia ji will decide what and when the process will be adopted there as I am becoming Congress president.”
This observation was once criticised via the BJP. The ruling birthday celebration’s spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla, in a few tweets retorted, “Ashok Gehlot says ‘party president Sonia Gandhi’ will decide further proceedings (for Rajasthan) if I become party president’! What capacity will she have? She will be ex-president! Shouldn’t Congress MLAs decide? So Gandhis will have remote control! Farzi chunav kyu phir (Why then this fake election)?”
Continuing his assault at the Congress, Shehzad mentioned, “Sir, after you become president, how and why will Sonia Gandhi decide? Is she permanent president and will you be a remote-controlled president?”
Ashok Gehlot says “Party president Sonia Gandhi” will make a decision additional complaints (for Rajasthan) if I turn into birthday celebration… https://t.co/fRc6VjhKKO
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) 1663911073000
Later, the BJP spokesperson alleged that it was once evidence that the following president of Congress can be a proxy of the Gandhis and can be “remote-controlled by the Gandhis like former prime minister Manmohan Singh was by party president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi”.
Talking to TOI at the situation of anonymity, a senior BJP chief mentioned the entire election procedure was once a sham. He went to state that no person else however Rahul Gandhi would in the end turn into the Congress president.
The chief mentioned, “This Congress election process is a sham. They will disqualify Shashi Tharoor on technical grounds, Gehlot will cry to Sonia and ask Rahul to become president. He will withdraw his nomination at the last minute listening to his inner conscience. All Congress state units will recommend Rahul, who will become president unopposed.”
Some BJP chief additionally puzzled the inner democracy of the Congress over studies that each Gehlot and Tharoor were given a nod from Congress intervening time president Sonia Gandhi to contest the presidential election.
Mumbai BJP ladies’s wing chief Priti Gandhi mentioned in a tweet, “The fact that Shashi Tharoor needs a ‘go ahead’ from Sonia Gandhi to contest an election defeats the whole purpose of what they’re trying to project as a free and fair, democratic process! Why this farce? Just declare Rahul Gandhi as Congress president!”
Later, Congress spokesperson and normal secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh sought to explain the topic. “Entire party is immersed in making #BharatJodoYatra a success. Even so it’s important to reiterate that any member is welcome to contest for Congress president. This is a democratic and transparent process. Nobody needs anybody’s nod to contest, especially that of party leadership.”
Entire birthday celebration is immersed in making #BharatJodoYatra a good fortune. Even so it’s vital to reiterate that any member… https://t.co/4zMDPHDYhg
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) 1663651587000
BJP chief and co-in-charge of West Bengal Amit Malviya hit out at Rahul Gandhi for now not contesting the election. “Rahul Gandhi’s sense of entitlement is so bloated that he chose not to serve as a minister in MMS’s (Manmohan Singh’s) cabinet because he wouldn’t settle for anything less than PM. Some people now expect that arrogant brat to contest an election for Congress president alongside Tharoor and Gehlot?”
Rahul Gandhi’s sense of entitlement is so bloated that he selected to not function a minister in MMS’s cupboard as a result of… https://t.co/ApafUBQd8r
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) 1663745647000
Meanwhile, after Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh’s make stronger to Gehlot and assault on Tharoor, the birthday celebration management has issued gag orders to all its spokespersons over taking aspects within the presidential election. Ramesh has requested them to stay bipartisan.
Vallabh, in a sequence of tweets, had mentioned, “Like crores of workers, my first wish is that Shri Rahul Gandhi ji should give his leadership to the Congress and the country. But if Rahul Gandhi ji is neutral in his decision and has to choose between the two names that are appearing in public discussion, then there can be no comparison between the two.”
The spokesperson mentioned, “On the one hand, Shri Ashok Gehlot ji, who has the experience of being a Union Minister, 3 times chief minister, 5 times MP, 5 times MLA, who has defeated Modi-Shah in a direct contest, whose 45 years have an impeccable political life. On the other hand there is Mr Shashi Tharoor sahib who has only one major contribution to the party in the last 8 years – sent letters to Congress president Sonia Gandhi ji when she was hospitalised, this act caused pain to crores of party workers like me. The selection is very simple and clear.”
इस थ्रेड के सारे ट्विट कांग्रेस के कार्यकर्ता के रूप में है ना कि प्रवक्ता के रूप में करोड़ों कार्यकर्ताओं की तरह… https://t.co/oBf5ytjBGn
— Prof. Gourav Vallabh (@GouravVallabh) 1663817654000
According to resources, Ramesh, in a message to all spokespersons and workplace bearers of the verbal exchange division, mentioned, “I might strongly urge all spokespersons and workplace bearers of communications division of AICC to chorus from making any remark of any type on any colleague of ours contesting the elections for the put up of Congress president.”
“We all have our individual preferences but our job is to only highlight that the Congress is the only political party to have a democratic and transparent system in place for election to the post of its president,” he mentioned.