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By: PTI | New Delhi |

December 18, 2020 9:10:17 pm

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. (File photograph)Ahead of an important assembly of Sonia Gandhi with a piece of senior leaders who had written to her in August demanding an overhaul of the organisation, the Congress on Friday downplayed any inside dissensions and mentioned Rahul Gandhi was the “right person” to steer the occasion.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala mentioned the occasion stood united and collectively as a household and there aren’t any dissensions pending after the announcement of elections to the occasion chief’s publish.
The assertion comes forward of Saturday’s assembly between Sonia Gandhi and most of the 23 leaders who wrote to her in August. They had additionally demanded an lively management and maintained that Gandhis will all the time be a “guiding force”.
Sources mentioned amongst these slated to fulfill Gandhi are Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, the occasion’s deputy chief within the higher home Anand Sharma, former chief ministers Bhupinder Hooda and Prithviraj Chavan, Manish Tewari, Vivek Tankha and Shashi Tharoor.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath and senior chief P Chidambaram will even be a part of the assembly, the sources added. Rahul Gandhi can be set to attend the assembly, the sources confirmed.

Even because the occasion downplayed any inside frictions, the “letter writers” preserve that the problems they raised stay related and are “far from over”.
Azad had just lately slammed “five-star culture” within the occasion and mentioned elections have to be held in any respect organisational ranges ranging from the block.
Surjewala, nevertheless, mentioned all points raised by the “letter writers” stood resolved after Sonia Gandhi introduced elections for the Congress president.
“This is not a meet of any special group of leaders. This is not a meet of any dissenters or rebels. Because we consider each leader and each worker as part of the family,” he mentioned whereas searching for to downplay the meet. “Congress staff and the electoral school together with the AICC members of the occasion will select an individual finest fitted to the publish.
“It is my belief and the belief of overwhelming majority of 99.9 per cent leaders and workers that Rahul Gandhi is the right person to lead the party and to take on the Modi government,” Surjewala mentioned.
He mentioned Rahul Gandhi is maybe that “rare breed” of leaders who has fearlessly questioned the anti-people insurance policies of Modi authorities and endearing himself not solely to congress staff but in addition to extraordinary Indians. “We feel Rahul Gandhi should lead the party from the front,” he mentioned.
Asked about Saturday’s assembly, he mentioned the Congress president was unable to fulfill individuals on many points for a substantial period of time on account of COVID protocol.
Starting Saturday and over a interval of the subsequent fortnight, Sonia Gandhi goes to fulfill and resolve on varied organisational points apart from these like winter session of Parliament not held, the farmers agitation and finalising alliances in key states, he mentioned.
Surjewala mentioned addressing points raised by a few of the senior leaders, Sonia Gandhi has already determined to carry elections to the publish of president of Congress and that the method is at the moment underway.
“All matters stand resolved with the announcement of the election of the next Congress president so there are no internal issues of dissensions of any nature that are pending in the party. “BJP continues to sometimes propagate such insinuations which our leaders do not believe including those who had written letters. We are one family. We will stay united and work together,” he mentioned.
The president of Congress can be chosen by the electoral school of the occasion, he mentioned.
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