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Congress infighting: Azad writes to Sonia, BJP terms it colossal failure of Rahul

Congress sources believe that the party is in dire need of a clear direction ahead of the forthcoming elections in many states next year.

Congress infighting Ghulam Nabi Azad writes to Sonia, BJP blames Rahul VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 29, 2021, 5:41 PM IST
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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has reportedly written a letter to Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, asking her to convene an urgent meeting of Congress Working Committee. 

Sources said that the demand from the top Congress leader, who was among the 23 partymen calling for sweeping internal reforms in the Congress, came amid multiple rifts coming to the fore in state units, especially Punjab.

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The letter reminds the party leadership of the assurances given to the G23 leaders after they had shot off a letter in August last year.

One of the major issues raised by the G23 leaders was the holding of election for the post of party president and the Congress Working Committee. At the moment, Sonia Gandhi holds the post of interim president.

Earlier in the evening, another member of the G23, Kapil Sibal had said that there was no clarity on who was taking decisions within the party as there was no president.

Congress sources believe that the party is in dire need of a clear direction ahead of the forthcoming elections in many states next year.

Colossal failure of Rahul Gandhi: BJP

BJP, meanwhile, targeted Congress over the situation in Punjab.

Addressing media persons, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said that instability had now become synonymous with the Congress party.

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Patra said that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had thought they had made a strategic move in Punjab when they replaced the chief minister in the state. However, the current fight between Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Navjot Singh Sidhu speaks otherwise.

"The Punjab episode showcases the colossal failure of Rahul Gandhi and the Congress has tried to target the media to shield the Congress MP," he said, adding that "What is happening in Punjab is a clash of ambitions -- not the ambitions of Punjab, but personal ambitions."

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