“We should be committed to the downtrodden and need not lose hope,” ANI quoted Veerappa Moily as saying.
New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily Friday said although Congress is not in power, the leaders and the workers should not worry. He also likened the BJP to “transit passengers” and said such parties will “come and go”.
“Just because we are not in power, Congress leaders or workers should not panic. BJP and other parties are transit passengers, they will come and go. It’s the Congress that will remain here. We should be committed to the downtrodden and need not lose hope,” ANI quoted Moily as saying.
The senior leader added, “Sonia Gandhi wants reforms within the Congress party but people around her have sabotaged it. G23 leaders are targeting the senior leader and weakening the Congress party. BJP cannot be a perennial party and it will not stand the turmoil of politics after Modi.”
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Moily’s statement comes amid a series of meetings held between senior leaders of the party who are a part of the top committees. In the last couple of days, while the Congress Working Committee has met once, the G-23 leaders met at least twice. Sources said the party is working out changes ahead of the upcoming elections and also said that it was impressed upon the Gandhi family that a change is imminent.
Last Sunday, days after a poor show in the Assembly polls held across five states, in a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), it was decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue to hold the top position of the party. However, sources said Gandhi had offered to quit but it was rejected by the CWC.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ambika Soni, Salman Khurshid, Ajay Maken, Rahul Gandgi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, P Chidambaram, Ashok Gehlot among others were present at the meeting.