The Hush Post|1:38 pm |one-minute-read|
Rahul Gandhi, it is believed, has taken a strict view of the top Congress leaders like Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot and P Chidambaram working towards promoting their sons in Lok Sabha election 2019.
At the Congress Working Committee meet on Saturday, Rahul highlighted how the three senior leaders had pushed for tickets in Lok Sabha election 2019 for their sons. He reportedly told them that they had put the interests of their respective sons before the interests of the party.
Congress faced humiliating defeats in Lok Sabha election 2019, finishing with just 52 seats. The party was swept aside in states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh where it had won assembly elections just months ago. In Rajasthan, Gehlot’s son Vaibhav crumbled to a defeat by around 2.70 lakh votes while Kamal Nath’s son Nakul managed to win from Chhindwara constituency.
Chidambaram’s son Karti won from Sivaganaga constituency. Some though says it is not clear if Rahul took the names of these leaders and their sons, he reportedly did mention that top leaders need to watch out more for the party than their own sons.
Rahul has drawn a flak for leading Congress to yet another debacle in Lok Sabha elections although Congress leaders have once again rushed to his defence.
It is reported that Rahul offered to resign at the as party president at the CWC meet but Congress leaders asked him to reconsider his decision. Rahul himself has been accused of being at the helm of Congress because of his family background rather than his political acumen. PM Narendra Modi has often referred to him as naamdar (dynast), something Congress has not been able to successfully contest.