- Salman Khurshid will head staff that can draw up manifesto for UP polls
- Those that denounced the “dissenters” have discovered locations within the panels
- Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has already began establishing groups, mentioned sources
Senior Congress chief Salman Khurshid will head a staff that can draw up the Congress manifesto forward of the meeting elections in Uttar Pradesh — due two years later. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, put in control of the social gathering in japanese Uttar Pradesh, has already began establishing groups, sources within the social gathering mentioned.
Congress leaders resembling Jitin Prasad and Raj Babbar, who have been signatories to a letter to social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi for a re-haul of the organisation, have didn’t discover a place within the new committees. Those that denounced the letter writers within the “Group of 23” like Nirmal Khatri and Naseeb Pathan have discovered locations within the panels introduced on Sunday night.
Final 12 months, forward of the Lok Sabha elections, Ms Gandhi Vadra was given cost of delivering Uttar Pradesh to the Congress within the subsequent state elections. Her brother Rahul Gandhi, who was the chief of the social gathering on the time, had additionally given cost of western Uttar Pradesh to his closest aide, Jyyotiraditya Scindia, who has since joined the BJP.
Ms Gandhi Vadra has her job lower out. The joy over her appointment had not translated to votes within the Lok Sabha election. The Congress has logged its worst efficiency ever within the state, the place its house had shrunk to 2 seats. Although Sonia Gandhi retained Rae Bareli, Rahul Gandhi had misplaced the household turf Amethi to the BJP’s Smriti Irani.
It has now fallen on Mr Khurshid — a Gandhi household loyalist — to assist enhance the social gathering’s fortunes within the state in framing a imaginative and prescient for the longer term .The previous minister, who was born in Aligarh, represented Farrukhabad in central Uttar Pradesh in parliament.
A Gandhi household loyalist, Mr Khurshid has been upset after the current dissent by a ginger group of 23 leaders that had stirred up the Congress. Days later, he firmly backed the Gandhis, saying it was time for a consensus, not elections.
“I’ve mentioned very clearly that the Gandhis are leaders of the Congress. No one can deny this. Even the opposition can’t deny this… I do not fear about whether or not or not we have now a president. We’ve got a frontrunner (in Rahul Gandhi) and that’s comforting for me,” the previous Union minister had instructed PTI in an interview.
Amongst these within the new groups for Uttar Pradesh are, former state unit chief Nirmal Khatri within the Coaching and Cadre Improvement Committee, whereas Naseeb Pathan is a part of the Programme Implementation Committee. Each had denounced the letter-writers and demanded motion in opposition to them.
Whereas Salman Khurshid, PL Punia, Aradhana Misra, Supriya Shrinate, Vivek Bansal and Amitabh Dubey are within the Manifesto Committee, these within the Outreach Committee embrace Pramod Tiwari, Pradip Jain, Gajraj Singh, Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Imran Masood and Bal Kumar Patel.
After the Congress letter — the place senior leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor and Anand Sharma had pushed for change in management — all of them acquired neglected from an inventory of massive promotions handed out by the social gathering’s interim chief Sonia Gandhi.
Gaurav Gogoi and Ravneet Singh Bittu have been appointed deputy chief and whip within the Lok Sabha. Senior chief and former Union minister Jairam Ramesh, who was not among the many dissenters both, was appointed Chief Whip of the Congress.