New Delhi: In last two days, Congress has been going through tough time to defend its vice-president Rahul Gandhi who is facing fire for his untimely sabbatical. Speculation is still rife about where is the Gandhi scion, though it has been revealed that he is vacating in Uttarakhand.
A day after Digvijay Singh who is considered to be close to Gandhi family said that ‘timing’ of Rahul’s decision to take ‘leave’ was erroneous, another Congress leader has whimpered about two power Centres in Congress. Congress leader Kamal Nath said that there won’t be any confusion if there will be single stop solution in the party.
“When I go to Sonia with a problem, she says please go to Rahul. When I go to Rahul, he says the Congress president will resolve the issue”, nine time MP said.
In a candid interview he supported Rahul’s coronation as party’s president.”We need to give Rahul full charge. Let him form his own team. We will soon find out if he can even do the job or not.”
Earlier, Sonia defended her son on sabbatical issue. When she was asked whether Rahul Gandhi will replace her as party president she said, “When it is decided, will let everyone know”.
Earlier, Digvijay Singh defended Rahul Gandhi’s intention to take time out to reflect in the wake of electoral reverses suffered by the party after LS election.
“If Rahul wants to reflect what went wrong why criticize him? Everyone wants some peace to reflect. Only timing could have been better,” Congress general secretary Singh said.
Digvijaya Singh said that the one of the main reason behind Rahul’s untimely sabbatical was his anger for some old guards for stalling his ideas and reforms, specially his attempt at democratization of the party. Digvijaya added that Rahul is unhappy over not being allowed to function independently by “vested interests” in the party.
He also said that Rahul was also unhappy with lobbies around his mother and adding that seniors had managed to influence Sonia against Rahul.
“Sonia is very democratic. She holds consultations with senior leaders of party. And they then have an chance to influence her,” he said.