1. Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sonia, Rahul Gandhi: Only 2 people can be Congress President, mother or son

Mani Shankar Aiyar on Sonia, Rahul Gandhi: Only 2 people can be Congress President, mother or son

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar reacted today to a question by media about Rahul Gandhi taking over from Sonia Gandhi as the president of the Congress party. He said that only two people could become the next President of the Congress party.

By: | Updated: October 8, 2017 11:08 PM
Mani Shankar Aiyar, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Congress President He further said that for conducting an election 2 people are required and if there is no other candidate, then on what basis can the election take place. (ANI)

Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar reacted today to a question by media about Rahul Gandhi taking over from Sonia Gandhi as the president of the Congress party. He said that only two people could become the next President of the Congress party. ANI quoted Aiyar saying, ”I think only two people can be Congress President, mother or son. Rahul already said he is ready to contest election.” However, he further said that for conducting an election 2 people are required and if there is no other candidate, then on what basis can the election take place. ” To contest election people are required, if there’s no one and there’s only one candidate how will you conduct election in first place?”

On October 4, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was the top choice of all workers and leaders for the post of party president, spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala had said. The Congress is currently conducting organisational polls, including for the post of president, according to PTI. “Rahul Gandhi continues to remain the unquestioned choice of every Congress leader and worker for being the president of the party,” Surjewala had said.

Surjewala had made the remarks while replying to a question on whether the party will welcome a situation in which a worker or a leader chooses to contest the top organisational post. Previous examples were also cited which suggests the party has been a witness to such contest in the past. The party also said that the question on Gandhi’s elevation as party President would be laid to rest in a month’s time, with the culmination of organisational polls, according to IANS.

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    Girish
    Oct 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm
    Mr.Iyer till yesterday Where were U ? Do U have capabilities ? come forward
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      AK
      Oct 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm
      Sir, Congress is the National Party. If they conduct election at district level in free and fair way and upscale to Divisions and to States and then total two hundred to two fifty at National level to vote freely for election for the top post and to be repeated every year, this will enthuse confidence in youth that they also can be at the top on merit. At present it is not visible. National Politics is moving gradually to two Party Rule and the Regional Parties are either splinters of old Congress Party and of old Janta Party that is against Congress. An open and free and fair election in the organization by the National parties would be very good for the Country.
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        Nikhil
        Oct 9, 2017 at 9:03 am
        one joker endorsing another Joker !!! :)
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          sandeep
          Oct 9, 2017 at 6:35 am
          money aiyar should seek the help of pakistan if he has any grudges, just as he went to seek their help to remove the democratically elected government of PM Modi. As far as "organisational elections" of the con-gress is concerned the people of India are not s as the con-gress has been taking them to be, neither are the students, at Berkley or the Indian diaspora in USA to see that these so called internal election is just an eye wash. In con-gress sycophancy wins by voice vote.
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