Rahul Gandhi appealed in an old video released by the Congress after Ghulam Nabi Azad's resignation to embrace "nidar," or bold people, into the party.
New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi appealed in an old video released by the Congress after Ghulam Nabi Azad’s resignation to embrace “nidar,” or bold people, into the party while rejecting those who are “afraid.”
“Jo hamare yaha dar rahe unko bahar nikalo. Hame nidar log chaiye. Ye hai hamari ideology [People within Congress who are afraid, get them out]. We need brave people. “That is our ideology,” Rahul Gandhi was heard saying in the video.
“There are several people who are brave but are not part of Congress. “Bring them inside the party,” he added.
Azad, a member of the G-23 group seeking change in the party, claimed that the Congress has lost both the ability and the will power under the guidance of the elite that controls the AICC to fight for what is right for India.
The senior Congress leader wrote in his letter that the leadership should have started a “Congress jodo yatra” before beginning a “Bharat jodo yatra”.
According to Azad, the 23 leaders who wrote to identify weaknesses in the party were abused, insulted, humiliated, and vilified.
During the announcement of his departure from the Congress, he stressed that elections had never been held anywhere at any level of organisation.
He claimed that the situation in Congress has reached a point of no return and now “proxies” are being propped up to take over the leadership of the party, he said.
Holding the leadership squarely responsible for perpetrating a “giant fraud” on the party, Azad said handpicked lieutenants of the AICC were forced to sign on lists created by the sycophants that run the organisation.