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Public rebuke? Rahul Gandhi drops ‘one man, one put up’ trace for Gehlot

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Public rebuke? Rahul Gandhi drops 'one man, one post' hint for Gehlot

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KOCHI: As the Congress prepares for a probable contest to the social gathering’s prime put up after many years, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday batted for the “one-man, one-post” idea in traces with the Chintan Shivir reforms and indicated he could not run for the social gathering president’s put up.

Gandhi’s assertion comes amid speculations that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor may throw their hats into the ring and on a day the social gathering issued notification for the AICC presidential polls.

Gandhi, additionally the MP from Wayanad in Kerala, declined to reply queries on whether or not he would contest within the presidential polls by saying “I have made my position clear (on that) in the last press conference.I have repeated it several times.” Earlier this month, Gandhi had mentioned he has made his choice on whether or not he’ll take up social gathering presidency however didn’t expose his plans, asserting he’ll give his causes if he doesn’t contest the elections for the put up.

Gandhi’s remarks have been seen by many within the social gathering as a sign that he could persist with his earlier stance of not taking on the social gathering chief’s put up.

On Thursday, Gandhi mentioned that questions on whether or not he would contest within the social gathering’s presidential ballot was “aimed at distracting me from the yatra”.

He has launched into the three,500 km Kanyakumari-Kashmir ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.

On the problem of 1 man one put up idea, Gandhi mentioned, “what we have decided, jo humne Udaipur mein decide kiya, woh Congress party ka ek commitment hai. Toh, I expect that commitment to be maintained (What we decided in Udaipur that was Congress party’s commitment. I expect that commitment will be maintained).”

Following the three-day Udaipur brainstorming session in May, the5 ‘Chintan Shivir,’ the social gathering proposed a variety of reforms, together with limiting one put up to at least one individual.

Gandhi’s comment assumes significance as Gehlot, seen as a entrance runner within the social gathering presidential ballot, would reportedly search to retain his chief ministerial put up if he turn out to be the Congress president.

Gehlot arrived in Kerala amidst hypothesis as to who all could be contesting the social gathering’s presidential polls.

He is prone to press Gandhi to take up the social gathering reins.

ALSO READ | Flowing with the river: Reflections from the Yatra

Responding to queries throughout a press convention held between the primary and second leg of the day’s Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday, Gandhi mentioned the Congress president was not simply an organisational place however that it was an ideological put up and a perception system.

On being requested what could be his recommendation to the presidential put up candidates, Gandhi mentioned, “My advice would be that you are taking on a position which is a historic position and it is a position that defines and has defined a particular view of India.”

“Congress president is not just an organisational post, it is also an ideological position and a belief system. Therefore, my advice would be that whosoever becomes the Congress president should remember that he represents a set of ideas, a belief system and a vision of India.”

On the nationwide raids on the workplaces and different premises of the Popular Front of India (PFI), Gandhi mentioned all types of communalism must be combated.

“All forms of communalism, all forms of violence, regardless of where they come from, are the same and should be combated. There should be zero tolerance towards communalism regardless of where it is coming from,” he mentioned.

When requested as to what could be his response to these criticising the yatra for spending only a few days in Uttar Pradesh, Gandhi responded, “don’t worry about that. We have a clear view on what needs to be done in UP.”

He additionally mentioned that the yatra was from one finish of the nation to a different and “frankly we cannot walk 10,000 km”.

Regarding queries on what occurred in Goa whereas the yatra was happening, on social gathering MLAs becoming a member of the ruling BJP en masse, Gandhi said, “As I have said many times before, we are fighting a machine that has captured the institutional framework of this country.”

“We are fighting a machine that has unlimited money, unlimited ability to pressurise people, unlimited ability to buy people, threaten people and the outcome of that is what you have seen in Goa.”

On whether or not the yatra can keep the identical momentum in different states as it’s doing in Kerala, he mentioned that it doesn’t matter which state you go to, impact of the yatra could be the identical no matter who’s working the state.

When requested about his place concerning the Left authorities in Kerala, Gandhi mentioned the analysis of the LDF dispensation within the southern state could be higher achieved by the Congress leaders right here.

However, he additionally mentioned, “As far as the Left front goes, I have an ideological disagreement with them. I have issues with how they view politics and Kerala.” He additional mentioned that folks strolling with the yatra are telling what they give thought to the Left authorities.

“A lot of Left workers are coming and shaking hands with me. They appreciate the idea of what we are doing,” he added.

At the identical time he additionally mentioned that whereas it’s tough for senior leaders of the Left entrance to assist what the Congress was doing as a result of “political combat” between them, “they know in their hearts that the point I am raising is correct”.

On queries concerning a unified opposition in opposition to the BJP, Gandhi mentioned it was crucial for all opposition events to return collectively because it “was required to fight the ideology and financial power and the institutional power” of the saffron social gathering and the RSS.

“So I think it is very important that opposition has a discussion and comes out with a strategy,” he mentioned.

KOCHI: As the Congress prepares for a probable contest to the social gathering’s prime put up after many years, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday batted for the “one-man, one-post” idea in traces with the Chintan Shivir reforms and indicated he could not run for the social gathering president’s put up.

Gandhi’s assertion comes amid speculations that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor may throw their hats into the ring and on a day the social gathering issued notification for the AICC presidential polls.

Gandhi, additionally the MP from Wayanad in Kerala, declined to reply queries on whether or not he would contest within the presidential polls by saying “I have made my position clear (on that) in the last press conference.I have repeated it several times.” Earlier this month, Gandhi had mentioned he has made his choice on whether or not he’ll take up social gathering presidency however didn’t expose his plans, asserting he’ll give his causes if he doesn’t contest the elections for the put up.

Gandhi’s remarks have been seen by many within the social gathering as a sign that he could persist with his earlier stance of not taking on the social gathering chief’s put up.

On Thursday, Gandhi mentioned that questions on whether or not he would contest within the social gathering’s presidential ballot was “aimed at distracting me from the yatra”.

He has launched into the three,500 km Kanyakumari-Kashmir ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.

On the problem of 1 man one put up idea, Gandhi mentioned, “what we have decided, jo humne Udaipur mein decide kiya, woh Congress party ka ek commitment hai. Toh, I expect that commitment to be maintained (What we decided in Udaipur that was Congress party’s commitment. I expect that commitment will be maintained).”

Following the three-day Udaipur brainstorming session in May, the5 ‘Chintan Shivir,’ the social gathering proposed a variety of reforms, together with limiting one put up to at least one individual.

Gandhi’s comment assumes significance as Gehlot, seen as a entrance runner within the social gathering presidential ballot, would reportedly search to retain his chief ministerial put up if he turn out to be the Congress president.

Gehlot arrived in Kerala amidst hypothesis as to who all could be contesting the social gathering’s presidential polls.

He is prone to press Gandhi to take up the social gathering reins.

ALSO READ | Flowing with the river: Reflections from the Yatra

Responding to queries throughout a press convention held between the primary and second leg of the day’s Bharat Jodo Yatra on Thursday, Gandhi mentioned the Congress president was not simply an organisational place however that it was an ideological put up and a perception system.

On being requested what could be his recommendation to the presidential put up candidates, Gandhi mentioned, “My advice would be that you are taking on a position which is a historic position and it is a position that defines and has defined a particular view of India.”

“Congress president is not just an organisational post, it is also an ideological position and a belief system. Therefore, my advice would be that whosoever becomes the Congress president should remember that he represents a set of ideas, a belief system and a vision of India.”

On the nationwide raids on the workplaces and different premises of the Popular Front of India (PFI), Gandhi mentioned all types of communalism must be combated.

“All forms of communalism, all forms of violence, regardless of where they come from, are the same and should be combated. There should be zero tolerance towards communalism regardless of where it is coming from,” he mentioned.

When requested as to what could be his response to these criticising the yatra for spending only a few days in Uttar Pradesh, Gandhi responded, “don’t worry about that. We have a clear view on what needs to be done in UP.”

He additionally mentioned that the yatra was from one finish of the nation to a different and “frankly we cannot walk 10,000 km”.

Regarding queries on what occurred in Goa whereas the yatra was happening, on social gathering MLAs becoming a member of the ruling BJP en masse, Gandhi said, “As I have said many times before, we are fighting a machine that has captured the institutional framework of this country.”

“We are fighting a machine that has unlimited money, unlimited ability to pressurise people, unlimited ability to buy people, threaten people and the outcome of that is what you have seen in Goa.”

On whether or not the yatra can keep the identical momentum in different states as it’s doing in Kerala, he mentioned that it doesn’t matter which state you go to, impact of the yatra could be the identical no matter who’s working the state.

When requested about his place concerning the Left authorities in Kerala, Gandhi mentioned the analysis of the LDF dispensation within the southern state could be higher achieved by the Congress leaders right here.

However, he additionally mentioned, “As far as the Left front goes, I have an ideological disagreement with them. I have issues with how they view politics and Kerala.” He additional mentioned that folks strolling with the yatra are telling what they give thought to the Left authorities.

“A lot of Left workers are coming and shaking hands with me. They appreciate the idea of what we are doing,” he added.

At the identical time he additionally mentioned that whereas it’s tough for senior leaders of the Left entrance to assist what the Congress was doing as a result of “political combat” between them, “they know in their hearts that the point I am raising is correct”.

On queries concerning a unified opposition in opposition to the BJP, Gandhi mentioned it was crucial for all opposition events to return collectively because it “was required to fight the ideology and financial power and the institutional power” of the saffron social gathering and the RSS.

“So I think it is very important that opposition has a discussion and comes out with a strategy,” he mentioned.