There is a visual presence of younger leaders within the celebration, proper from the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to celebration in-charge and different organisational positions. “Young people have got sufficient importance within the party. But the nature of politics is such that within the party you will have to fight for your positions,” mentioned Sushmita Dev, president, Mahila Congress.
“But no one can be impatient to become chief minister. At the same time, if you are an experienced and tall leader, you should lead the party in such a way that when you leave there shouldn’t be a vacuum behind you.”
Former Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam mentioned: “The youthful era is by default formidable and impatient and there’s nothing incorrect in it. It is for the celebration to see how you can channelise this power so that there’s
a right combination of younger power and skilled management.”
“Ever since Rahul Gandhi has resigned as party president, there has been disorientation within the party. The party needs him back as president,” he mentioned.
Former Congress MP Meenakshi Natarajan mentioned: “People like me have got enough opportunities within the party. Not only me, a number of people who had no political exposure and background have contested Lok Sabha and assembly elections and some are elected members too.”
Haryana Congress chief Kuldeep Bishnoi defended the excessive command saying: “There is absolutely no problem with Sonia ji, Rahul ji or Priyanka ji. They always encourage leadership. It is because of them people like us are in the party. But there are leaders in Delhi who think they are bigger than even Soniaji. They don’t want to see a leader becoming popular because of their insecurity.”
Other leaders equivalent to Jitin Prasada and Priya Dutt had publicly expressed concern over the flip of occasions however when contacted refused to touch upon the matter. Former Tripura Congress president Pradyot Manikya mentioned the most important drawback inside Congress is getting heard by the senior management.
“There are people who are fighting the BJP and they don’t see the Congress putting up enough fight. They get frustrated and decide to carve out their own career,” mentioned Manikya, who has left the Congress.