October 17, 2019 | 4:05 PM IST
fight for president

Cong veteran Karan Singh tells party to pick leader before workers get disoriented

Former Union Minister Karan Singh on Monday summoned Congress leaders asking them to meet urgently to end the ongoing leadership crisis in the party prevalent for the past one month. He said the Congress Working Committee (CWC) must meet under the chairmanship of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and it would be wrong to pressurise Rahul Gandhi to take back his decision.  

“I joined Congress in 1967 over half a century ago and I am aghast to see the confusion and disorientation into which the party has fallen since Rahul Gandhi resigned on May 25 and things need to be taken in control before it is too late. We have wasted a month trying to please and plead Rahul to take back his decision,” said the 88-year-old veteran.
Delaying the matter and with no one to guide the congress workers and voters around the country will get demoralised and this has to be checked. Hence, I strongly urge the CWC to meet without delay and take necessary action,” said the leader.

He suggested that an interim president and four working presidents or vice-presidents, one each for North, South, East and West zones must be picked from among partymen who can shoulder the responsibility till fresh party elections are held. It may be noted that the CWC has not accepted Gandhi’s resignation. Meanwhile, the CWC is likely to meet later this week in Delhi to pick Rahul’s successor.

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