Rahul takeover: Congress distances itself from Digvijaya Singh’s views

The party termed his views as “personal”.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2014 12:17 pm
Digvijaya Singh Digvijaya Singh

The Congress on Saturday distanced itself from senior general secretary Digvijaya Singh’s demand that vice-president Rahul Gandhi take over as the president of the party from mother Sonia Gandhi. The party termed his views as “personal” while many senior leaders in private ascribed motives behind Singh’s public demand.

“All such statements must be seen as positioning by those who are making it. The party is in a flux after the defeat and many leaders are trying to exploit the situation,” a senior Congress general secretary said. AICC spokesperson Anand Sharma said, “Whatever Digvijaya Singh has said is his personal view. The Congress party has always taken collective view when it comes to strengthening of the organisation or in the interest of the country.”

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. A
    Anonymous
    Nov 2, 2014 at 8:58 am
    Genetic dynasty mentality. The congress should create a name like Kim Il-sung in line with their new fervour this dynasty.
    Reply
  2. C
    callingspadeaspade
    Nov 2, 2014 at 4:41 am
    any talk against dynasty is personal. maybe it is a way of testing ground and opinion of demoralised cadres of congees whether they want to get wiped out completely from the political landscape of india.
    Reply
  3. A
    AkbMs
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:23 am
    Now there seem to be 4 sheep-groups in Kon-gr. One for the daughter,One for the son;One for the mom,And one for none.
    Reply
  4. A
    AkbMs
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:23 am
    Now there seem to be 4 sheep-groups in Kon-gr. One for the daughter,One for the son;One for the mom,And one for none.
    Reply
  5. S
    Samar
    Nov 2, 2014 at 4:09 am
    Please make RaGa president of CONgress as soon as possible. We can't wait to see CONgress Mukt Bharat!
    Reply
  6. N
    N.S.Rajan
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:21 am
    Of course. When he abuses the BJP or Modi, it will be the party's view even if the party never briefed him or authorised him to make such comments. But when it is anything about the "Dynasty", every word has to be filtered and distilled three times before being spoken, even by the great Digvijay Singh.
    Reply
  7. P
    periyar Pundai
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:18 am
    This is called playing good cop and bad copDog Vijay always make stupid statements to test the waters. If the goons in congress accept Dog Vijay's statements, well the matter will be sealedelse, some commie like Mani iyer will say, it is Dog's personal viewthis game has been going on for decadesone welcome change in Indian politics - we now have a Lion of a PM whose voice can be heard miles away - unlike mumble jumble Maunmohan the puppet for Pappu
    Reply
  8. P
    periyar Pundai
    Nov 2, 2014 at 3:18 am
    This is called playing good cop and bad copDog Vijay always make stupid statements to test the waters. If the goons in congress accept Dog Vijay's statements, well the matter will be sealedelse, some commie like Mani iyer will say, it is Dog's personal viewthis game has been going on for decadesone welcome change in Indian politics - we now have a Lion of a PM whose voice can be heard miles away - unlike mumble jumble Maunmohan the puppet for Pappu
    Reply
  9. Load More Comments