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Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India]September 1 (ANI): Congress common secretary Sajjan Singh Verma has criticized occasion chief Manish Tewari after the latter raised issues over the election course of within the occasion and stated he’s a “disloyal individual” who’s “destroying his personal occasion”.
He additionally hit out at Tewari for “asking questions” about Sonia Gandhi at a time when she misplaced her mom, “as an alternative of expressing his condolences”.
Verma’s feedback got here after Tewari raised points associated to the Congress election course of in a sequence of tweets on Wednesday, days after the occasion introduced the schedule for occasion president election.
“How can there be honest and free elections with out a publicly accessible voter listing? The essence of a good and free course of is that names and addresses of voters must be revealed on the @INCIndia web site in a clear method,” Tewari had tweeted.
Talking to ANI on Wednesday, Verma responded to his tweet and stated, “Manish Tiwari has benefited from Congress all his life. It is no drawback to ask questions. the time Sonia Gandhi misplaced her mom. As an alternative of expressing his condolences, he questions her.”
The Congress secretary stated that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, who’re presently overseas, will determine on the election course of as soon as they return to India.
“The Congress, not like the BJP, is just not a celebration product of missed calls. Manish Tiwari has been in Congress for a number of years, each employee is working laborious to make a candidate win. Manish Tiwari is a disloyal one who is destroying his personal occasion.” he added.
Stressing that Congress employees need Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi to grow to be occasion presidents, the Congress chief stated they’re “tied to the Nehru-Gandhi household”.
“The election of the president will happen and a smart individual will grow to be occasion chief once more. We would like Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi to be the president. We’re tied to the Nehru Gandhi household. We would like them to be the leaders who contributed to the liberty battle. Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed their lives, so we solely desire a chief from that household,” he stated.
Earlier on Wednesday, Tewari’s feedback got here after Karti Chidambaram’s tweet that stated: “Each election wants a well-defined and clear electoral school. The method of forming the electoral school should even be clear, well-defined and clear. An advert hoc electoral school is just not an electoral school.”
Tewari tweeted: “Why ought to anybody should go to each PCC workplace within the nation to seek out out who the voters are? This isn’t additionally accomplished with nice respect in membership elections. Within the curiosity of equity and transparency, I urge your good self to publish the entire listing of electors on the Congress web site. How can anybody think about working for workplace if he/she doesn’t know who the electors are? If somebody has to submit his/her nomination and it’s vetted by ten members of Congress proposed, as required, the CEA might reject it stating that they aren’t legitimate voters.”
Ghulam Nabi Azad, who resigned from Congress final week, has additionally expressed concern over the election course of within the occasion.
In a hard-hitting five-page observe to the Congress, interim president Sonia Gandhi Azad wrote: “Your entire administrative election course of is a farce and a sham. No election has been held wherever within the nation at any degree of the group.” Handpicked lieutenants of the AICC have been compelled to signal lists ready by the coterie working the AICC, situated at 24, Akbar Highway.”
Azad, in his assault on Rahul Gandhi, wrote, “Because the 2019 elections, the scenario within the occasion has solely deteriorated. After Rahul Gandhi resigned in a ‘sniff’ and never earlier than insulting all senior occasion functionaries who had given their lives to the occasion. you took over as interim president throughout a gathering of the expanded working committee. A place you proceed to carry for the previous three years even right this moment.”
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Sunday determined that elections for the put up of Congress president will happen on October 17, sources stated. The counting of votes will happen on October 19. (ANI)