A day after the party’s working committee brainstormed over the Congress’s rout in the five-state assembly elections, former Union minister Veerappa Moily on Monday said Sonia Gandhi should take full command of the party. He also said that mere “culture of tweets” and social media promotion will not take the organization forward. Moily said party loyalists have become a victim of tragedy as “opportunists” have infiltrated the organisation.
According to him, it is necessary to brainstorm on the reasons for the defeat, but no Congress worker should be discouraged because unity among Congress workers is the need of the country at this time. Moily was part of the ‘G23’ of the Congress, which had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi in the year 2020, demanding a radical change in the organisation. He has distanced himself from this group. He says that he never intended to target the leadership of the party.
“When I was asked to sign the memorandum (G23K), it was never intended to target the party leadership,” Moily said. That’s why I am distancing myself from this group. According to him, Sonia Gandhi did not become the Prime Minister despite the wishes of party MPs and secular parties and later Manmohan Singh asked Rahul Gandhi to become a minister, he did not. The reason for this was that both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi wanted to take forward the work of Congress. Moily said that Sonia Gandhi should take complete control of the party.