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           Congress versus the gandhis?

         India’s goP faces big crisis after poll debacle

             The G-23 group has been a critic of Congress leadership, demanding an organizational

                         overhaul after its members wrote a joint letter to Sonia Gandhi in 2020

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             ollowing the Congress’s poor
             performance in the Assembly
        Felections  in  five  states,  Con-
        gress interim president Sonia Gandhi
        sought the resignations of state party
        chiefs of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand,
        Punjab, Goa and Manipur.

        according to Congress  gen-
        eral  secretary  randeep  singh

        surjewala, the move has been
        taken  to facilitate the reorga-
        nization of the  party’s  state
        units. “Congress President so-

        nia gandhi has asked the PCC
        Presidents of  uttar Pradesh,
        uttarakhand, Punjab, goa and
        manipur to put in their resig-     Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi interacts with party leader Rahul Gandhi during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, at
                                                                             the Party Headquarters, in New Delhi (ANI)
        nations to facilitate the reor-
        ganization of PCCs,” tweeted                                                                          could not be held responsible for the
        surjewala.                                                                                            loss in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand,
                                                                                                              Punjab,  Manipur  and  Goa.  Rajya
                                                                                                              Sabha Leader of Opposition Kharge
            Congress high command’s move
        comes after Congress Working Com-                                                                     said, “We all told Sonia Gandhi that
                                                                                                              she alone is not responsible for the
        mittee’s  meeting  on  Sunday.  The                                                                   defeat in 5 states, every state leader
        meeting was held after the party’s                                                                    and MP is responsible, not Gandhi
        crushing defeat in the recently con-                                                                  family.”
        cluded  Assembly  elections  in  five                                                                     “We reposed our faith in her,
        states.                                                                                               there’s no question of offering res-
            The results of five assembly polls
        came as a shock to the Congress                                                                       ignation. We all are responsible for
                                                                                                              defeat  in  these  five  states,  not  just
        which was hoping to do well to revive                                                                 Gandhi family or Sonia Gandhi,” he
        its prospects for the 2024 Lok Sabha                                                                  added.
        polls  and  to  fend  off  the  emerging                                                                  Stating that Congress is a pe-
        challenge from the Aam Aadmi Par-                                                                     rennial party and is deeply rooted
        ty (AAP) and Trinamool Congress to                                                                    in the minds of people, senior Con-
        replace it as the fulcrum of anti-BJP                                                                 gress leader M Veerappa Moily on
        politics in the country.           Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks to the media after meeting party Interim President   Friday said that that the Congress-
            But senior Congress leader Mal-          Sonia Gandhi, outside 10, Janpath, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
        likarjun Kharge on Monday said that                                                                   men should change their attitude in
                                                                                                              order  to  bring it  back to power  in
        the Gandhi family alone is not re-  and there was no need for Sonia   meeting  of  the  Congress  Working   the country.
        sponsible for the recent drubbing of   Gandhi to resign as party president.  Committee, the members told Sonia   The statement from Moily came
        the party in the five Assembly states
                                              Kharge said that during the   Gandhi that the Gandhi family alone      Continued at next page... >>

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