Sibal said Rahul Gandhi was already making all the major decisions in the party, despite not being the dejure president as desired by a faction of party leaders.
Senior congressional leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday criticized fellow party member Kapil Sibal – a G-23 member – over his criticism of the congressional leadership after the poll debacle in five states, accusing him of trying to weaken the Grand Old Party.
Kharge attacked Sibal, saying, “Kapil Sibal may be a good lawyer, but he is not a good leader of the Congress party. He never went to a village to work for Congress. He deliberately tries to weaken the party. No one can weaken Sonia Gandhi or the Congress Party.”
Meanwhile, Chowdhury said the senior lawyer felt bad since he was no longer a minister, as the UPA is not in power at the Center. “Kapil Sibal kahan k neta hain mujhe pata nahi (I don’t know what kind of leader Kapil Sibal is). He got a lot of progress thanks to the Congress party. Things were good when he was a minister in the UPA government, now that UPA is not in power he feels bad,” he said.
The sharp remarks came a day after Sibal said in an exclusive interview with The Indian Express that Rahul Gandhi was already making all the major decisions in the party, despite not being the dejure president as desired by a faction of the party. leaders. Sibal claimed the leadership was in “cuckoo land” and also said he wants a “sab ki congress” while some other leaders want a “Ghar ki congress”.
G-23 leaders will meet today at Kapil Sibal’s residence to discuss the situation in the party in the wake of the embarrassing loss in the parliamentary elections in five states and the CWC’s approval of survival of Sonia Gandhi as president.
Sources close to the Group of 23 Leaders said they have also invited congressmen who are not the bloc but believe changes are needed, including at the leadership level, to revive electoral fortunes. The group, which has been critical of the leadership, had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi in 2020 demanding an organizational overhaul.
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