Rahul Gandhi, the next head of Congress, says he "is not involved in this process"


Rahul Gandhi stressed that there should be "accountability in the system." (Archive)

New Delhi:

Congressman Rahul Gandhi, who has stepped down from the party leader's position after a poor performance in the election of Lok Sabha, made it clear today that he is adhering to his determination and would not be involved in the party selection process. new head of the party.

Noting that there should be "accountability in the system," he told NDTV, "I will not get involved in this process, otherwise it will complicate things and the party has to decide."

Dynastic control combined with a lack of accountability has been the great perdition of critics against Congress, which became noisy after the party's defeat in national elections. For the second time in a row, the party was wiped out, getting only 52 seats – a marginal increase over its 44th score in the 2014 election. What accentuated the defeat was the loss of Gandhi from Amethi, his family territory, to Smriti Irani BJP.

Days after the results were declared, Rahul Gandhi took "100 percent" responsibility for the party's failure and told the 52 members of the Congressional Working Committee that he wanted to step down as his chief.

But Congress has refused to accept Gandhi's decision and, in recent weeks, has retained the model.

Party leaders have indicated that only members of the Gandhi family can hold the congress together. But Mr Gandhi denied this option too, stating that his mother or sister Priyanka Gandhi can not be given responsibility.

Since independence, Congress has always had the Gandhis in command, except for several years after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991. But the party did not do well under Sitaram Kesri and several leaders persuaded Sonia Gandhi to enter active politics and take the reins of the party.

In recent weeks, there has been an attempt to persuade Mr. Gandhi to accept the role of party leader in Lok Sabha. But after he refused, the party appointed its senior Bengal leader, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury to the post.

Gandhi, however, assured him that he would remain in Congress and work for the party.


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