Delhi Congress passes resolution to make Rahul Gandhi party president
Congress’ Delhi unit on Sunday passed a resolution asking party leader and Wayanad lawmaker Rahul Gandhi to once again take over as the president with immediate effect, days after the organisation announced that a new chief would be elected in June.
Delhi unit chief Anil Kumar said in the resolution that the Congress party needs a dynamic and powerful leader like Gandhi at the helm considering the disturbed and dangerous political situation in the country.
Congress needs Gandhi to lead the party forcefully, to counter the communal, authoritarian and undemocratic forces, trying to take the country on the path of destruction, the resolution stated.
Gandhi had resigned as the Congress president in 2019 after the party suffered a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and despite several similar calls to return as the chief he has not come back.
"Rahulji has been waging a determined battle to expose the misdeeds of the Modi Government, and his leading from the front as the Congress President was an urgent need to boost the confidence and morale of the Congress workers," Kumar said.
The unit also passed two more resolutions seeking the resignations of Union home minister Amit Shah and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for their failures.
Echoing the views of opposition parties on the Republic Day violence, the Delhi unit said that the furore during the farmers' tractor rally was because of infiltration by some anti-social elements.
The resolution also alleged that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government passed the three contentious farm laws with ulterior motives and without any discussion with stakeholders — the farmers’ unions and the opposition.
Attacking the government at city-state level, the resolution said that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal-led government has ruined Delhi in every possible manner, as time and again.
"It has proved that it was incompetent to steer Delhi clear of the difficult situations, like addressing the Covid crisis, pollution, unemployment and general economic distress among the people," the resolution stated.
The Delhi unit also observed a two-minute silence to pay homage to the Congress workers and leaders, farmers and frontline workers who died because of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last few months. The homage was paid to former president Pranab Mukherjee, Ahmed Patel, Motilal Vohra, Tarun Gogoi and Shaukat Rana.