Kapil Sibal says leadership not taking up issues, polls show Congress is not choice of people

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    Kapil Sibal states leadership not using up issues, surveys show Congress is not option of individuals

    Composed by Manoj C G
    | New Delhi |

    Updated: November 16, 2020 7: 30: 55 am





    Kapil Sibal says leadership not taking up issues, polls show Congress is not choice of people Kapil Sibal said the unwillingness to deal with problems was due to the fact that the CWC (the highest policy making body of the celebration) was “a nominated body”. (File image)

    AMONG the 23 senior Congress leaders who wrote the unmatched letter to Sonia Gandhi requiring sweeping modifications in the party, Kapil Sibal on Sunday spoke out again in the wake of the Congress’s poor showing in the current Bihar Assembly elections and bypolls, saying individuals no longer saw the celebration as an “effective option”, which the management was not addressing the problems facing the celebration.

    The Congress understands the issues beleaguering it and the answers but is not willing to recognise them, which was can be found in the way of discovering a service, Sibal told The Indian Express “Some of us put our pen to paper and stated what ought to be carried out in the Congress on the road ahead. Rather of listening to us, they turned their back on us. The outcomes are for all to see … People of the nation, not just in Bihar but any place by-elections were held, obviously do not think about the Congress to be an effective option.”

    The time for “introspection” was over, Sibal said. “An associate of mine who is a part of the CWC (Congress Working Committee) said the other day that ‘I hope the Congress introspects’. If for six years the Congress has not introspected, what hope do we have for introspection now? We understand what is wrong with the Congress.

    Organisationally, we understand what is incorrect. We have all the answers. The Congress itself understands all the responses. But they are not going to recognise those responses … then the graph will continue to decline … The Congress should be brave and ready to acknowledge them.”

    Sibal stated the hesitation to address problems was due to the fact that the CWC (the greatest policy making body of the celebration) was “a chosen body”. “Democratic processes need to be adopted and accepted, even in the constitution of the CWC, which is reflected in the provisions of the Congress constitution. You don’t anticipate chosen members to start questioning,” he stated.

    Sibal pointed out that the Congress had lost “all the (8) by-elections in Gujarat”, with 3 of its prospects losing their deposits, while “in a few of the (7) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh Congress prospects notched up less than 2% of the votes cast”. Even in Madhya Pradesh, where the Congress held power till just recently, the party had underperformed in the bypolls for 28 seats, he said.

    Asked if the Congress leadership was taking it as company as typical, Sibal said, “I don’t know. I am just speaking about myself. I have not heard the leadership tell me anything … I just hear voices which surround the management … We are yet to speak with the Congress celebration their views on our recent efficiency in Bihar and the by-elections. Perhaps they think all is well and that it needs to be organization as usual.”

    In August, Sibal was among the signatories on the letter to Sonia Gandhi, the acting Congress president, looking for modifications and visit of a “full time and efficient management” which is both “noticeable” and “active” in the field.

    Asked about the letter, he stated: “Given that there has been no discussion and there seems to be no effort for a dialogue by the leadership and because there is no online forum to express my views, I am constrained to reveal them publicly. I am a Congressman and will remain a Congressman and hope and hope that Congress provides the option to a class structure which has subverted all the worths that the nation represents.”

    Asked whether democratic elections within the celebration were the answer to Congress revival, he stated, “Because the interaction transformation occurred, elections have become a presidential contest … If we are not able to identify our drawbacks, then even the electoral process will not result in the desired outcomes … Elections through elections will not lead to the preferred results … Results will just come with time, come with credibility, included modification in discourse, and feature a specific acceptance of our ideological positions. So even if they had listened to us, we would not have had fantastic outcomes. But we a minimum of would be on the roadway to renewing the Congress for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.”

    Every organisation, Sibal said, needs a discussion, “with skilled minds, experienced hands, with individuals who comprehend the political truths of India, people who know what and how to articulate in the media, individuals who understand how to get people to listen to them”.

    He likewise called for alliances. “We can not any longer expect people to come to us. We are not the sort of force we used to be.”

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