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Congress leadership will then have a real political test that no other leader can stand up to Rahul Gandhi versus Jeetendra Prasad’s history in the presidential election. Giving information about the politics behind the scenes in this entire incident, a prominent Congress leader said that the political cleverness by which Priyanka has put herself forward and held the discontent of angry party leaders has proved that the coming Rahul Gandhi may become president in days, but Priyanka Gandhi will now play a very important role in the political management of Congress. In a way, she will no longer hold the political role of Sonia Gandhi’s highly trusted warlord, Marhum Ahmed Patel. Whereas, the responsibility of raising economic resources for the party will be with former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Prior to the meeting of senior party leaders with Sonia Gandhi on Saturday, there was great opposition to whether the angry faction-23 leader would agree to re-appoint Rahul Gandhi as president or not. For this, the Congress leadership had done a complete political blockade. That is why, as part of the strategy to take the pressure of the group 23 leaders under pressure, senior leaders like Sonia loyalist AK Antony, Ambika Soni, Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath along with team Rahul leaders like Ajay Maken, Bhaktacharan Das were also called . According to sources close to 10 Janpath, in the morning Kamal Nath and Ashok Gehlot first arrived at 10 Janpath and there they held deep consultations with Priyanka Gandhi.
Ajay Maken proposed to make Rahul president
Rahul said, the party will have to strengthen
Then Rahul Gandhi said that there is no question of me becoming the president. The big question is how to strengthen the Congress so that it can once again garner public support. We all should consider it. I accept whatever role the rest of the party assigns me. It is clear from Rahul’s statement that he is no longer in denial as the party president. After this, discussion started on how to strengthen the Congress. After listening to everyone, Sonia Gandhi assured that she will take necessary steps on all these issues soon.
According to sources, about ninety percent of the issues have been agreed between the two camps and the remaining ten percent will also be cleared. It has been decided that Rahul Gandhi be made the president by calling a meeting of the Congress Working Committee in January. After this, by holding elections for the organization, it should be stamped in the party session in April. Also, instead of nominating all the members of the Congress Working Committee, the members of the main working committee should be elected and nominate the permanent invitees and special invitees as before.
Priyanka appeared in an important role
Sources associated with 10 Janpath say that Priyanka Gandhi was seen in the most important role in this whole incident. He did more or less the same thing that Ahmad Patel used to do till now. Priyanka has in a way replaced Ahmed Patel in political management in the party. Priyanka, through her information system, had groped the faction-23 leaders about Rahul Gandhi. He then prepared Sonia Gandhi to meet these leaders. Then he gave Kamal Nath the responsibility of preparing Sonia to talk to these leaders and bring them to the meeting.
Sonia and Priyanka devised a strategy to first get a consensus among all the leaders for Rahul and if there is any difficulty, then Priyanka’s name should be carried forward as an alternative. Rahul was also prepared for this. After this, taking very political precautions, the leaders of Group-23, along with AK Antony, Ambika Soni, Ashok Gehlot, Ajay Maken, Vivek Bansal, Bhaktacharan Das, Harish Rawat, loyal leaders of 10 Janpath were also called for the meeting. . But surprisingly, KC Venugopal, who is believed to be highly loyal to Rahul Gandhi and media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala, was not called to the meeting. Sources say that because of the working style of these two leaders, 23 leaders of the group Most objected. Therefore, they were not called to the meeting so that the dissident camp could speak openly.