The decision to make MLAs sign a Rs 100-stamp paper was unanimously agreed upon at a meeting between legislators, district presidents, state party leaders and West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury.
“I do swear my unqualified allegiance to Indian National Congress led by Hon’ble Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji and Hon’ble Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Ji.”
Roy also said an anti-defection law already existed to deal with such situations.
WB congress leadership is still apprehensive about at least eight MLAs who have won with a margin of less than 5,000 votes and in five cases, less than 3,000.
No one expected Sonia to answer political questions. It was a cryptic “no comment” to political questions.
Replying to questions about Rahul Gandhi’s elevation, he said the Congress vice president was already practically running the party.
Sonia was addressing a Youth Congress function to mark the 25th death anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
It is time the Congress leadership took a hard look at itself, questioned its own skill and efficacy
Among the other major states that are up for polls in the coming two years — Punjab in March 2017, Uttar Pradesh in May next year and Gujarat in January 2018 — the Congress is unlikely to fancy much of a chance.
The district unit has been asked to cover all of 140 Nyay Panchayats in this week by holding dharnas and public meetings.
Karnataka is reeling under the “worst” drought in recent times and the government has already declared 137 taluks as “drought-hit”.
He also made it clear that there was no scope for rapprochement with the rebels who had joined hands with the BJP.
BJP-NDA wants an opportunity to rule the state, he said and claimed that the experiment with the UDF-LDF did not do any good to Kerala.
Twelve years later, the AgustaWestland payoff scandal has once again brought Sonia Gandhi’s Italian background to the political centre stage.
‘Ashes will mingle with those of loved ones…can’t expect PM to understand ’.