Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia Top Runners For Congress Chief Post?
6th July 2019
New Delhi: After Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh backed a ‘young
leader’ to hold the reins of the Grand Old Party in view of Rahul
Gandhi’s resignation as the party president, senior Congress leaders are
set to meet today in the national capital- to reportedly discuss ‘party
leadership’. In a telling tweet,
Amarinder Singh on Saturday said:He emphasised that Rahul’s decision to
stand firm on his resignation was a major disappointment and setback for
the party, from which it could recover only under the dynamic
leadership of another young leader.
Reports now suggest that in the running for the Congress’ top post are
young, dynamic leaders like Sachin Pilot, Rajasthan Deputy Chief
Minister; Jyotiraditya Scindia, Congress General Secretary in-charge of
Western Uttar Pradesh and Milind Deora, Mumbai Congress President.
Earlier names like AK Antony and Sushil Kumar Shinde were also doing
the rounds, but a conclusion will only be drawn once the Congress
Working Committee (CWC) convenes next week.
A day after he quit as Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday
vowed to continue fighting “10 times more” than what he did in the past
years. Speaking to media persons
briefly, he had said, “I am with the poor and the farmers.” He had
added, “My fight will continue. I will fight 10 time more than I did in
the past five years,” Rahul Gandhi asserted, indicating an aggressive
stance in the future.