Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who had resigned to the party president post on May 24 holding responsibility for the party’s debacle in the 2019 general election had nailed some of his party colleagues for their selfish politics. In his four-page letter to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), Rahul Gandhi reiterated his decision to quit the post of the party president, but reassured to work for the party with the same commitment and dedication.
He said he was alone in fighting against the ruling Bhratiya Janata Party and its allies, while the Congress senior leaders did not take the responsibility. He blamed them for not playing key role in the party’s electoral battle against the BJP and its allies. He said some of the leaders were more interested in promoting their own leadership or their successors, including the family members, but have done nothing to the party and have not contributed anything to the party’s victory.
Rahul Gandhi said that some of the leaders have blackmailed him on party tickets and mounted high pressure on him giving him no chance to think and work. It is true that the Congress leaders have been loyal to the Gandhi family. But, Rahul Gandhi’s simplicity and his friendly approach to the colleagues seems to have given an opportunity for some leaders to mount pressure on him or blackmail him. His age was also proved to be a disadvantage for him with several senior leaders taking him for a ride.
The leaders who claim big in the Congress have not worked for the party in the last election and have not taken the responsibility at any point of time. They did not even take the responsibility of the party’s debacle and shifted it to the party chief, Rahul Gandhi. The leaders have enjoyed power for decades and when it comes to the election, they look forward to the top leadership to help them, even for election fund.
It was good that Rahul Gandhi had opened up his mind and expose the so called senior leaders who ran away from responsibility but had always claimed themselves so important. It is time that these leaders are shown the door for the Congress to survive. It is to be seen what the top leadership will do with Rahul refusing to continue as party president.