Congress Leader Adhir Chowdhury Comes In Defence Of Rahul Gandhi, Says Salman Khurshid Should’ve Discussed Issues Within Party

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the former Congress President has set a rare example in the present political scenario by resigning from his post and urged Salman Khurshid to discuss all issues at the party level.

Congress Leader Adhir Chowdhury Comes In Defence Of Rahul Gandhi, Says Salman Khurshid Should’ve Discussed Issues Within Party
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the former Congress President has set a rare example in the present political scenario by resigning from his post and urged Salman Khurshid to discuss all issues at party level. (ANI)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 10 Oct 2019 08:54 AM
New Delhi: Speaking in defence of Rahul Gandhi, Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said that the former Congress President has set a rare example in the present political scenario by resigning from his post and urged Salman Khurshid to discuss all issues at the party level. This came in the wake of disappointment expressed by the senior party leader, Khurshid, on Wednesday who had said Gandhi "walked away" after party's Lok Sabha polls defeat.

Chowdhury was quoted as saying, "When the party has been going into election mood in states, these kinds of comments or utterances shouldn't work well for the party. Instead of uttering outside, Khurshid should have consulted and expressed himself inside the party." "Congress had suffered a poll debacle and the analysis has been continuing on. In each and every state, Congress leaders are examining and analyzing the reason for the party's defeat," he added.


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He said that he cannot subscribe to the view spelt out by Salman Khurshid. "On many occasions, Rahul Gandhi had categorically stated that he felt that it was moral accountability of the Congress President to own up the defeat of the Congress. Accordingly, he thought it prudent to relinquish the chair of Congress president," Chowdhury said.

When asked about Jyotiraditya Scindia's comments that party needs to self-introspect, Chowdhury said, "We are all undergoing the introspection, which is why after churning the entire situation, the All Indian Congress Committee (AICC) requested Sonia Gandhi to take charge of the party."

The Congress leader also slammed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for conducting 'Shastra puja' of Rafale fighter jet in France and termed it 'politics of antics'.

"We are witnessing the politics of antics. They are trying to portray that they have done this. But, this is the culmination of a process, which set out in the year 2007," Chowdhury added.

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On Wednesday, senior Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Jyotiraditya Scindia had expressed concern over the current situation and future of the party.

(with inputs from ANI)

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