Only Rahul Gandhi Can Take Over As Congress President: Bhupesh Bhagel


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Only Rahul Gandhi Can Take Over As Congress President: Bhupesh Bhagel

Bhupesh Baghel mentioned the primary points within the polls can be the BJP authorities’s failure in Assam.

New Delhi:

Rahul Gandhi is the one chief who can tackle the mantle of the Congress presidentship as he’s the one who has been taking a powerful stand on essential points with out bowing to authorities’s strain, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has mentioned, amid a rising refrain throughout the social gathering looking for Rahul Gandhi’s return to the helm.

Inside a span of 1 week, two state items of the Congress have handed resolutions backing Rahul Gandhi’s return as social gathering chief. Whereas Delhi Congress had handed a decision requesting Rahul Gandhi to take over as chief final Sunday, the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) on Saturday unanimously handed a decision moved by Bhupesh Baghel to re-appoint the Wayanad MP because the social gathering president.

“All Congress individuals are standing resolutely with Rahul Gandhi and consider that underneath his management, the Congress organisation will likely be always strengthened. Below Rahul Gandhi’s management, confidence has been kindled amongst Congress employees that underneath his management and steerage, they’ll strengthen the social gathering’s basis,” the decision handed by the CPCC mentioned.

In an interview with PTI, Bhupesh Baghel mentioned Rahul Gandhi enjoys the arrogance of every person within the social gathering and holds the social gathering collectively.

Requested if Rahul Gandhi was greatest suited to tackle social gathering presidentship, he mentioned, “Who else is there. Other than Rahul Gandhi, is there any chief who’s touring the nation, who’s acknowledged by the Congress employees throughout the nation?”

Rahul Gandhi is talking out on all points, be it demonetisation, GST, or COVID-19, he made his stand clear, the Chhattisgarh chief minister mentioned.

“He additionally took a transparent lower stand in favour of farmers. So, he’s the one chief who’s taking a transparent lower stand (on essential points), is placing forth his views forcefully, not bowing earlier than the federal government’s strain,” Bhupesh Baghel mentioned.

Requested if Rahul Gandhi ought to turn into president by elections or ought to he be appointed chief with out the electoral course of as a unanimous alternative, he mentioned regardless of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and the Congress Working Committee (CWC) determine can be adopted.

All the pieces ought to be accomplished based on the Structure of the social gathering, he added.

“Undoubtedly, Rahul Gandhi is the one chief who can tackle the mantle of nationwide presidentship of the social gathering,” Bhupesh Baghel asserted.

On whether or not elections to the CWC must also be held together with the polls of social gathering president, Bhupesh Baghel mentioned the matter had been mentioned and there was no controversy as no matter is within the Structure of the social gathering will likely be adopted.

“The social gathering traditions will likely be adopted. We’ve got a structure and traditions are additionally there which will likely be adopted,” he mentioned.

Congress final month introduced that the social gathering may have an elected president by June 2021 “at any value”.

After a three-and-a-half-hour assembly, which was stormy at occasions, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the social gathering’s highest policy-making physique, had authorised incumbent chief Sonia Gandhi to schedule the inner elections after the conclusion of meeting polls in 5 states as a result of be held in April-Could.


Congress leaders KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala had mentioned that the CWC elections may also be held but it surely stays to be seen whether or not they are often scheduled earlier than or after the election to the submit of Congress president.

Sonia Gandhi took over as interim Congress president after Rahul Gandhi resigned within the wake of the social gathering’s Lok Sabha debacle in Could 2019.

Bhupesh Baghel, who was not too long ago made a senior observer for the upcoming Assam meeting polls by the social gathering for overseeing the election marketing campaign administration and coordination, slammed the BJP for concentrating on the Congress’ alliance with All India United Democratic Entrance (AIUDF) within the state.

Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah had kickstarted BJP’s marketing campaign for the state election in Assam final month, alleging that the Congress-AIUDF mix will open “all gates” to welcome infiltrators if it involves energy in Assam.

Hitting out on the BJP, Bhupesh Baghel mentioned, “It’s unlucky that the BJP indulges in politics of worry. They by no means discuss their achievements. There’s an alliance of six events, however they’re speaking about one social gathering (AIUDF).”

“For those who (BJP) are speaking about Assam. You had been in energy for 5 years, what number of guarantees you fulfilled. What occurred in regards to the main guarantees,” he requested.

The BJP all the time spreads worry, generally of Pakistan, generally of China, and at different occasions of Hindu-Muslim, Bhupesh Baghel alleged.

“They (BJP) scare individuals and threaten them. They’re getting individuals to crossover to their social gathering by scaring and threatening them. After going into the social gathering, what’s the state of the leaders, be it (Jyotiraditya) Scindia or Himanta Biswa Sarma,” Bhupesh Baghel mentioned.

Asserting that the Congress’ electoral prospects in Assam are superb, Bhupesh Baghel mentioned the primary points within the polls can be the BJP authorities’s failure in Assam and the achievements of the Congress authorities which was in energy for 15 years within the state.

He mentioned the Congress alliance will quickly give you a standard minimal programme and a coordination committee will likely be arrange, he mentioned.

The election to the 126-member Assam Meeting is probably going in March-April.

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has introduced that it’ll contest the forthcoming state polls in alliance with 5 events — AIUDF, the CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML), and the Anchalik Gana Morcha — to oust the ruling BJP from energy.