G23 resistance all but over? Enhance for Mallikarjun Kharge in Congress poll sparks buzz | India News
In a demonstration that G23’s resistance is all but over, both candidates in the Congress presidential election claimed that the group no longer exists. G23’s unbiased came under the scanner after its members like Manish Tewari, Anand Sharma, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Prithviraj Chavan grew to alter into proposers for Mallikarjun Kharge, believed to be the Congress excessive reveal’s different for the tip post. While Shashi Tharoor used to be furthermore a member of the dissident group, he did no longer receive the toughen of any G23 chief barring Sandeep Dikshit.
A day earlier, Mallikarjun Kharge asserted, “There is no longer any such thing as a G23 camp now. All leaders (of G23) deserve to work collectively to care for united and fight in opposition to BJP-RSS. Right here is the reason they are supporting me.”
Addressing the media in Hyderabad on Friday, Shashi Tharoor talked about, “To begin with, there is not any longer one of these thing as a G23 group. There by no manner used to be. It used to be a media opinion. As a ways as I can impart you, just a few senior leaders wrote a letter. They invited a mammoth different of of us to toughen them. They told me that they contacted over a hundred of us on the phone who expressed toughen. It so took assert that COVID lockdown used to be on in 2020 and in the imply time, 23 of us were accessible in Delhi to signal it. That’s why 23 signed. It may maybe most likely presumably had been 100, it’d had been less., it’d had been more.”
There is no longer any such thing as a G23 camp now. All leaders (of G23) deserve to work collectively to care for united and fight in opposition to BJP-RSS. Right here is the reason they are supporting me: Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge pic.twitter.com/Wger3mwEy3
— ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2022
G23 leaders flag concerns
In a letter addressed to Sonia Gandhi on August 23, 2020, 23 senior birthday celebration leaders noticed that the uncertainty over the management and the drift in the birthday celebration savor weakened Congress and demoralized the staff. The letter reportedly talked about many ideas a lot like the need for elephantine-time management accessible on the national and assert headquarters, conducting elections at all phases including the Congress Working Committee and assert level, the formation of an Self sustaining Election Authority, and institutional management mechanism to manual the birthday celebration’s revival. This group grew to alter into identified as ‘G23’.
The inner rift in the birthday celebration widened after Congress retained Sonia Gandhi as the intervening time president and delayed elections till this 365 days despite a spate of electoral defeats. While some leaders of the dissident group including Jitin Prasada, Yoganand Shastri, Kapil Sibal and Ghulam Nabi Azad stop Congress, others a lot like Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Mukul Wasnik, Milind Deora and Veerappa Moily were mollified by the birthday celebration high brass. With the election of the brand new Congress president, the long run of the group is in anguish.