“5-Star Culture”: Ghulam Nabi Azad On Why Congress Loses Surveys
Ghulam Nabi Azad stated if Congress leaders get a party ticket, “they first reserve a 5-star hotel”.
Congress’s Ghulam Nabi Azad, among the key dissenters in the celebration, today offered another explanation of the celebration’s recent downturn when it pertains to elections. Speaking in the middle of the most current controversy to strike the celebration – sharp criticism by party colleague Kapil Sibal after the Bihar election – Mr Azad stated leaders who get a ticket now turn their backs on the heat and dust of campaign, choosing instead to stay ensconced in first-class convenience.
” The issue with our leaders is that if they get a celebration ticket, they initially schedule a five-star hotel. Even there they desire a deluxe location. Then they will stagnate without an air-conditioned vehicle. They will not go to places where there is an untarred road,” he informed news agency ANI.
” Elections are not battled from luxury hotels … We can’t win until we alter this culture,” he added.
From parachuting outside in-charges to poor management from the top, lots of claims have been made about the reason for the celebration’s depressing efficiency.
” Numerous blame the leaders. The Congress president or Rahul Gandhi,” Mr Azad said, pointing instead to regional leaders of the celebration who are selected to top posts.
” They have lost the connection with people. The block leaders or district leaders. The moment someone gets a rank, they print their letter pads and visiting cards and believe the task is done. However that is where the work begins,” he added.
Showing that the top leadership was not failing either, he said under Sonia Gandhi, the Congress won five states in four to 5 years, “when I was in-charge of election affairs”.
” We won in Karnataka, Kerala and we formed an alliance in Tamil Nadu. In Andhra Pradesh, we won in2004 The celebration management did not interfere in the celebration working,” he stated.
” In Andhra Pradesh, we had 5 parliamentary seats which increased to 37 in2004 The UPA-I government was formed primarily due to the fact that of Congress’s performance in Andhra Pradesh. In the assembly elections, our seats increased to around180 In one-and-a-half years, I checked out Delhi only thrice. I went to Hyderabad city only twice as most of the programs were conducted in the backwoods. I had stayed union minister but still, I worked in the rural locations. Elections are not won through a five-star culture,” he included.
He stated that as long as office-bearers are not chosen however appointed, they would not get in touch with the grassroots. There should be people who are elected, Mr Azad included.
In the interview with The Indian Express, Mr Sibal had actually pointed to the celebration’s reverses in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, and said he had actually been forced to go public with his deem “there has been no dialogue and there appears to be no effort for a discussion by the management”.
3 key leaders in the Congress had been vocal with their criticism about his remarks. Amongst them Salman Khurshid, a Gandhi family follower, had actually said, “I have actually stated extremely plainly that the Gandhis are leaders of the Congress. Nobody can reject this. I do not fret about whether we have a president”.
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