Cong irked over Sheila Dikshit’s remarks about Rahul’s leadership

Chacko said that there is "absolutely no question" about the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: April 14, 2015 10:14 pm
Sheila Dikshit, Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Sheila Dikshit at her residence in Nizamuddin East. (Source: Express Photo by Oinam Anand)

Congress on Tuesday voiced displeasure over former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s remarks that there was “skepticism” over Rahul Gandhi’s leadership qualities saying senior leaders should “refrain” from making such comments.

“Senior leaders expressing such opinions publicly is not correct. In the last two-three days, three-four senior leaders have made remarks, which give an impression that there is some difference of opinion between Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. There is absolutely no such thing in Congress,” party spokesperson P C Chacko said.

His remarks came after Dikshit voiced reservations over Rahul Gandhi’s likely elevation as party president saying there was “skepticism” over his leadership qualities and pitched for continuance of Sonia Gandhi at the helm.

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“Sheilaji is a very senior leader of Congress party. I feel, it is my personal opinion, that all senior leaders should refrain from making such comments. There is no clash between Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

“Both of them—the President and the Vice President–are respected leaders. They are working together very well…Every decision of the party is being taken only by both the leaders and there is no clash between them,” Chacko said.

The 77-year-old veteran said that under the incumbent president there was a “comfort feeling” and that the party could rely on her “overpowering and very successful” leadership for its revival.

Chacko said that there is “absolutely no question” about the leadership of Rahul Gandhi.

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  1. D
    Apr 14, 2015 at 11:22 pm
    I doubt if Rahul is up for the job
    1. D
      Apr 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm
      Citizens of India- please throw out all the party members of vacillating Congress party from the Parliament next time. They are all good for nothing. They have not elevated the standard of livinf of all Indians for the past 125 years. So ask yourself what good are they for ? For looting and scams , that's all.
      1. Kuriakose Pariarath
        Apr 15, 2015 at 1:47 am
        ongress has become the party whose keyword is corruption and BJP has become the party whose keyword is deception. Congress indulged in corruption for itself and allowed partner parties to loot. BJP has been deceiving Hindu fanatics by offering to build temple, make muslims and other minorities second cl citizens etc, deceiving dalits telling them that they are Hindus and instigating them to fight for Hindu fanatics' goals of re enacting the caste system, and deceiving common people promising development/ fighting corruption/ bringing back black money etc . Ms Dixit. No one has a comfort feeling now. Get away from corrupt conduct and open the leadership to that unknown person who is committed to the true principles of Congress party, if anyone can re discover it . He may not be from any royal family but he will surely be from the true enlarged Indian family "Depersonalize" politics and shed corruption and deception
        1. Shankar Shankar
          Apr 14, 2015 at 8:57 pm
          All politicians above 60 to be retired compulsorily, if at all any party want to survive the test of common man.Junks, spams etc occupy space in a PC without any use still in news. Pay and perks of politicians should be lowest in the country.
          1. V
            Apr 15, 2015 at 12:31 am
            Robert Vadra has multiplied his wealth many times in 10 years... Priyanka married to him is just a coincidence. And there are many more people like that...again a mere coincidence that they happen to be chamchas of Sonia
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