Kapil Sibal has raised questions about the position of Congress.
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has questioned the party leadership regarding the turmoil in the party’s Punjab unit and the current situation of the Congress. Kapil Sibal said that this situation should be discussed by convening a meeting of Congress Working Committee (CWC) and organizational elections should be held. He said, “At present we do not have a permanent president. We also know and do not know who is taking the decisions.” Referring to many leaders leaving the party, he took a dig at the Gandhi family in gestures that “the people who were special to him left, left, But those whom they do not consider to be special, they still stand with them.Also Read – Punjab: Congress is looking for an alternative to Navjot Sidhu, this name is included in the list for the state president
Regarding the situation arising after the resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Sibal said that there should be no such situation in this border state which can be exploited by Pakistani intelligence agency ISI and other elements from across the border. Also Read – Former Goa CM Luizinho Faleiro, who left the ‘hand’ of Congress, joined TMC
Former Union minister Kapil Sibal told reporters, “I am speaking personally and speaking on behalf of the colleagues who wrote the letter in August last year. We are waiting for our leadership to take steps related to the election of the President, the election of the CWC and the Central Election Committee.” He said, “I am talking to you guys with a heavy heart. I belong to a party which has a historical legacy and got freedom for the country. I cannot see my party in the condition it is in today. Also Read – Will Navjot Sidhu withdraw his resignation? Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi said- ‘Let us sit and talk, we will solve all the issues’
According to him, “The country is facing a big crisis. China is infiltrating. The arrival of Taliban in Afghanistan has created a threat to the security in Jammu and Kashmir. Millions of people are surrounded by poverty. In such a situation the Congress is in this situation, it is sad. This is the time that we should fight together against this government.
Sibal said, “Our people are leaving us. Sushmita (Dev) ji left and former Goa Chief Minister (Louizinho) Faleryo also left. Jitin Prasada is gone, (Jyotiraditya) Scindia has gone, Lalitesh Tripathi has gone, Abhijit Mukherjee has also gone. Many other leaders left. The question arises, why are these people leaving? We have to think for ourselves that maybe we too must have made some mistake.
Sibal called upon the Congress leadership, “The Congress Working Committee meeting should be convened immediately to discuss what is happening in the party.” Those who were special to him, they left him and left. Those whom they do not consider special, they stand with them. This is an irony.” Sibal said, “Congressmen who have gone, they should come together. Only Congress can save the republic of this country because the present government is weakening the republic.
Regarding the developments in Punjab, he said, “It is a border state. There ISI can take advantage. We know that elements from across the border can create instability there…Congress has to ensure that everyone remains united. There should be an organization structure. CWC elections should be held.” Sibal is among 23 prominent leaders who wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi last year demanding organization elections in the Congress. Senior party leader Ghulamnabi Azad was also included in these leaders.