Salman Khurshid on Sunday said he 'can't see the heavens falling' for the need of a party chief as Sonia Gandhi was still at the helm. (PTI)

Salman Khurshid on Sunday stated he ‘cannot see the heavens falling’ for the necessity of a celebration chief as Sonia Gandhi was nonetheless on the helm. (PTI)

Khurshid stated nobody had approached him for signing the letter that was despatched to Sonia Gandhi and even when anybody had executed so, he wouldn’t have signed as a result of he doesn’t agree with the letter.

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New Delhi: Asserting that there was no urgency to have an elected Congress president, senior chief Salman Khurshid on Sunday stated he “cannot see the heavens falling” for the necessity of a celebration chief as Sonia Gandhi was nonetheless on the helm and must be the one to resolve on the management problem. Khurshid, a former Union minister and among the many leaders thought of near the Gandhi household, informed PTI in an interview that he wouldn’t have signed the letter even when he was approached by the group that wrote to Gandhi searching for pressing organisational overhaul, together with an lively and full-time management.

On Ghulam Nabi Azad, probably the most vocal among the many 23 letter writers, searching for organisational elections to make sure that the Congress doesn’t stay out of energy for many years, Khurshid stated the senior chief from Jammu and Kashmir had been a part of the highest echelons of the celebration for years when there was no such elections and nonetheless the celebration prospered. He stated in all probability Azad wished a change now in what the celebration has been doing over time and expressed confidence that the management will give a thought to what he’s saying as he’s a senior chief Khurshid stated the leaders who’ve written to Sonia Gandhi all the time had entry to her and will have approached her quite than writing to her.

“It is rather clear that the necessary individuals on this letter do belong to the highest echelons of our celebration and due to this fact Mrs Gandhi has indicated that it was finest that they may have mentioned it inside the confines of the celebration,” he stated. Khurshid’s remarks assume significance as they arrive days after the ‘group of 23’ wrote to Gandhi calling for far-reaching reforms inside the celebration reminiscent of having a “full time, lively and visual” management, devolution of powers to state models and revamping the Congress Working Committee (CWC) in keeping with the celebration structure.

Requested in regards to the recommendations made within the letter, Khurshid stated the dialogue appears to be about electing a pacesetter and the Congress president has indicated that it may be executed at an applicable time when bodily it’s potential. “For individuals like me, we have already got leaders, now we have a pacesetter in Mrs Sonia Gandhi, now we have a pacesetter in Rahul Gandhi. So for me there isn’t any sense of urgency about electing leaders. Electing a president, sure that can occur when it occurs, I can not see the heavens falling down. What’s the sense of urgency that’s being expressed, just isn’t clear to me,” he stated.

“We do not have a part-time president, now we have a full-time president however the full-time president is an interim president and no peculiar individual as an interim president as she is the longest serving president. We should simply belief and depart it to the longest serving president to take steps when she thinks it’s applicable,” the Congress chief stated. On whether or not it might have been higher to go to the president for articulating issues than writing a letter, Khurshid stated the leaders had executed that for the final 20 years and he didn’t know what was totally different now or had modified that they felt the necessity to write a letter.

Requested about the way forward for the celebration with knives out inside the organisation at a time it must be revitalised, he stated, “The pens are out, so what’s the drawback.After all the phrases written with pens can harm and so they did, however they do not draw blood…it is solely ink, it is one thing we will reside with and I’m certain that the ink will fade sooner or later.” Khurshid stated nobody had approached him for signing the letter and even when anybody had executed so, he wouldn’t have signed as a result of he doesn’t agree with the letter. “There may be nothing about that letter that provides a possibility for me to specific and say that I’ll need to say…We’ve all the time spoken immediately with the management, so I do not know what modified due to which persons are not talking immediately. Nothing has modified for me and due to this fact, I do not see the urge for writing the letter,” he stated.

Khurshid stated he nonetheless feels that as an alternative of leaders repeatedly urging Rahul Gandhi to come back again as celebration chief, they have to depart the choice to him. “Absolutely he understands the implications of that letter greater than I do, he’ll do what he thinks is one of the best to do,” he stated, when requested if it was now crucial for Rahul Gandhi to return as celebration chief to set the home so as.

After the seven-hour assembly of the celebration’s high decision-making physique final week, the CWC urged Sonia Gandhi to proceed as its interim chief until an AICC session may very well be convened and authorised her to impact crucial organisational modifications to take care of the challenges dealing with the celebration. It made it clear nobody could be permitted to undermine or weaken the celebration and its management.

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