Even contenders for the party chief’s post and compulsive dissenters chose to maintain a discreet silence, perhaps keeping in mind that Choudhary’s appointment on Sunday had Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s approval, sources said.
“Had it not been for the AICC vice-president’s backing, a section of Congressmen would have started mudslinging campaign,” said a party leader.
But Choudhary was unfazed. “Anybody’s name can be included in an FIR. But as things stand on date, my name does not appear in the charge sheet (in the Rajo Singh murder case),” he said.