Leaders, including Kapil Sibal, have been sharply critical of the Congress leadership in the Jammu constituency, claiming that the move is to strengthen the party.
New Delhi: The AICC has said it will not take any action against leaders who have publicly opposed the Congress leadership. According to AICC sources, there is no other leader in the party who has held positions like Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Leaders, including Kapil Sibal, have been sharply critical of the Congress leadership in the Jammu constituency, claiming it was a move to strengthen the party. Leaders like Kapil Sibal, Anand Sharma, Raj Babbar, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and others gathered in Jammu on behalf of a voluntary organization headed by Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Kapil Sibal and Anand Sharma questioned why Ghulam Nabi Azad was not given a Rajya Sabha seat again. Kapil Sibal told Yogat that the party was weak and would not back down from its move to strengthen it. Anand Sharma’s public challenge was that others should not decide whether they are Congressmen or not
Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the Congress was trying to organize elections. Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said that a similar meeting will be held in Haryana. Although Shashi Tharoor has left the Kerala Assembly elections, there are indications that Tharoor also supports the move by these leaders. Ghulam Nabi Azad told the media that there was no speculation that he would go to the BJP.
It is clear who the senior leaders are going to help with this move. Top sources told Asianet News. The move will be a major headache for the Congress during the Assembly elections. The move is likely to lead to a contest for the Congress presidency.