‘Visit the State, Not Simply Remain In Hotels’: Azad’s Lesson on Shedding ‘5-star Culture’ for Cong Post Bihar Survey Rout
There is a substantial disconnect in between people and Congress leaders and “five-star culture” has actually sneaked into the celebration, Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Sunday as he required overhaul in the organisational structure. His remarks followed Congress’ debacle in the Bihar assembly elections, in which the party had actually won 19 out of the 70 seats it objected to.
RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav-led ‘Mahagathbandhan’ of which the Congress was the second significant partner wound up with 110 seats while the NDA maintained power in a close contest, bagging 125 seats in the 243- member assembly in the recent surveys. There is an immediate need to revamp the celebration structure by performing elections from block to district and state level, Azad said, adding that Congress leaders at all levels should shed first-class culture a minimum of during elections.
Azad, who was the senior-most amongst the 23 letter authors demanding an organisational overhaul in the Congress, stated they are raising issues as “reformists and not rebels”. “There is a huge detach between the individuals and Congress leaders at the district, block and state levels. The celebration’s link with the general public ought to be a continuous process and not only throughout elections,” he informed PTI.
The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, who has actually held numerous top positions in the Congress, stated the celebration’s leaders should shed “five-star culture” which he stated has crept into the party. “Congress leaders should quit this 5 star culture. At least throughout elections, they need to avoid five-stars and remain in the field,” he stated.
Promoting the very first time after the celebration’s bad performance in the Bihar surveys, Azad likewise said that leaders should explore a state together with state leaders and not just stay in first-class hotels and return. “Each leader needs to know each assembly constituency. Merely going from Delhi and staying in five-star hotels and returning after 2 to 3 days to Delhi is absolutely nothing but a waste of cash,” he said.
Holding this as one of the primary reasons for the celebration’s defeat in Bihar, the previous Union minister required elections for all positions in Congress state, district and block units. “We must have chosen PCCs, DCCs and BCCs, and a program for the celebration in this regard is a must,” he said.
Azad stated that he along with other leaders in the Congress were raising these concerns in the interest of the celebration. “We are reformists not rebels. We are not versus the leadership. Rather, we are strengthening the hands of the management by proposing reforms,” he stated.
Azad did not blame the top management of the party for the poll debacle, but the detach in between leaders and individuals. He did not elaborate further on the Bihar loss. Azad was amongst the 23 leaders who composed to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in August requiring elections to essential posts and extensive party restructuring.
There have been demands for reorganizing from numerous quarters, including from previous Union minister Kapil Sibal, in the wake of the celebration’s electoral decrease. Azad was amongst four letter-writers whom Sonia Gandhi consisted of in 3 internal committees she constituted to articulate the celebration’s stand on economic affairs, foreign affairs and nationwide security.
( With inputs from PTI)
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