After the party’s rout in the Delhi Assembly polls, senior Congress leaders have continued to offer advice to the leadership. The latest to join the bandwagon is former UPA minister Kishore Chandra Deo. On Sunday, he said the credibility of the party leadership should be restored and wanted that “credible people” should be made AICC general secretaries and PCC presidents.
The Delhi verdict, he said, showed that what the country needed was a party like the Congress which is a left-of-the-centre democratic party. “The key word is credible leadership.”
“Credibility of the party leadership should be restored in the Congress. Otherwise, people will find another alternative which the country badly needs today, because vacuum cannot exist in politics, vacuum cannot exist anywhere,” he said. “Obviously there is something radically wrong somewhere which needs to be corrected. I don’t think leadership is getting to the root of the problem. Delhi is not an isolated example. State after state is witnessing continuation of process of decimation of the Congress,” Deo said.
But despite the string of defeats, the accountability has not been fixed. Referring to the rout in his home state Andhra Pradesh, where the Congress drew a blank in the Assembly polls, he said “no one is made accountable. No accountability is fixed within the party”.
Referring to discussions for revival in the party, he said “the issue can easily be answered by those who destroyed the prospects of the party in the state”. “People who have been at the helm here and there — the state and the Centre — for long are still enjoying. Rahul should do whatever he said in Jaipur… decisions which he has not taken or which the party has not implemented.”