Rahul Gandhi should take full charge of the Congress, says Digvijay Singh
NEW DELHI: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh
on Saturday said it is high time that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi took
full charge of the party.
“It is a general feeling within Congress that the
party has always encouraged younger workers. And, therefore, it’s time for
Rahul Gandhi to take charge. However, the timing should be left for him to
decide,” said Singh.
Digvijay’s comment comes at a time when the Congress
is gradually losing its popularity among the masses. The verdict of the
assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra is a testament to this fact as the
Congress failed to live up to its expectations and was trounced by the
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in both states.
Earlier, the Congress vice-president had brainstorming
sessions with party leaders Sushil Kumar Shinde, Amarinder Singh, Janardan
Dwivedi, Mukul Wasnik, Girija Vyas, Shashi Tharoor and Ajay Maken over the
future course for the party.
However, Congress president Sonia Gandhi did not
participate in the meeting, raising speculations over Rahul’s stronger role in
the party in the future.
According to reports,
the Congress vice-president had also called leaders from across the country to
New Delhi to chalk out a strategy to revive the party. (ANI)