Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Home Politics 'Congress should introspect': UP leader who once worked closely with Rahul Gandhi refuses to...

‘Congress should introspect’: UP leader who once worked closely with Rahul Gandhi refuses to be Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s adviser

Rajesh Mishra said he had no issues with the party, but said that many within the party feel that there should have been a "balance of the old and young in the committee made for the revival of the party".

The dissidence in the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party seems to be out in public just days after Ajay Kumar Lallu was made party’s state unit chief. Senior Congress leader and former MP from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajesh Mishra has now turned down the post of member of the advisory council to party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

According to the reports, the AICC after appointing Lallu as Uttar Pradesh Congress chief had constituted the state Congress Committee to accommodate other senior leaders. Eighteen senior party leaders, including former Union ministers and former MPs, have been inducted in the newly formed advisory council.

However, the signs of dissent is now visible after Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Rajesh Mishra, who once worked very closely with former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, declined to be an adviser to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and said he was “just a worker” and that he did not “have the stature to advise someone”.

Read: As Priyanka Gandhi Vadra becomes the UP East in-charge, here is all you need to know about her colourful history

Reportedly, Rajesh Misra also said that the party needs to “introspect” in the current political situation. Asked if he was unhappy with the new Uttar Pradesh party-state executive, Mishra, a former MP from Varanasi said that the decision was the internal matter of the party. “If Priyanka ji or Rahul Gandhi ask me, I will tell them about my views,” said Mishra

“In the present political scenario, Congress should introspect. The party should promote ground-level workers and hardworking and devoted Congressmen,” he said.

Rajesh Mishra also added that he had no issues with the party, but said that many within the party feel that there should have been a “balance of the old and young in the committee made for the revival of the party”.

“There is a lot of work which is required on the ground. In the new committee, a majority of members are below 40-45 years of age. It has been a tradition of Congress that it takes everyone along; be it junior or senior, be it of any caste or creed. But if a committee is formed with one criterion and then there is Youth Congress also, what would be the criteria for the main party,” Mishra said.

Read: Rahul Gandhi to become ‘ideologue’ and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for PM: Congress ‘masterplan’ for 2024?

Expressing his unhappiness over the selection of Ajay Kumar Lallu as Uttar Pradesh state Congress chief, Mishra said that many in the party feel he was unable to handle even seven members in the legislature who are leaving, but added that it is the decision of the party, which would be accepted by everyone.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Mayor Sadiq Khan vows to bring the Indian Premier League to London to boost his reelection chances: Details

London mayor Sadiq Khan promises to bring the Indian Premier League to the British capital as part of his reelection campaign.

BBC Urdu documentary reveals how state-sanctioned Pakistani textbooks demonize Hindus

BBC Urdu published a video on YouTube highlighting the prejudice against Hindus that textbooks in Pakistan advocate.

Constant ‘beheading’ threats by Islamists: Hindus come out in large numbers to support Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, demand security for him

Enraged by the Muslim politicians and religious groups openly issuing death threats, Hindus come together to support Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati.

Here’s why lockdown is no longer an option and imposing another at this point makes no sense at all

Not imposing a lockdown may be a bad choice but imposing it to combat Covid-19 will prove to be infinitely worse.

Japan to release treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean: USA, IAEA support, China condemns

Japan has long delayed the decision to dispose of the wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant over criticisms and safety concerns.

The direct fall-out of not implementing farm laws: Punjab Farmers say Arhtiyas asking for signed blank cheques for helping in crop procurement

Farmers across Punjab are being told by their arhtiyas to furnish "signed blank cheques" if they want to get their produce auctioned in the mandis

Recently Popular

Pfizer wanted Brazil, Argentina to put military bases, Federal reserve as collateral: Why India kept Pfizer away and how the usual suspects are wrong

Pfizer has been accused of countries in Latin America of pledging their sovereign assets, military bases and financial reserves to protect itself from any adverse fallout of the vaccine

OpIndia Exclusive: Tata Communications suffers data leak, hackers claim to have sold access to company’s servers, over 50GB data still up for sale

As per two posts by hackers on a hackers' forum, they have gained access to Tata Communications servers and sold them.

India has to become a ‘Hindu Rashtra’, or it will be turned into an Islamic nation by 2030: Kerala MLA

"Can we let this nation (go) to any particular community? This needs to be discussed. Somebody has to speak up," PC George emphasised.

What happened in Chhabra after Hindu man was stabbed by Muslim men: Call for peace, attack on a Hindu the next day and more

On April 12, the administration extended curfew for one more day at Chhabra, Baran district in Rajasthan after the communal riot

Attempts to draw false equivalence between the Kumbh Mela and Tablighi Jamaat congregation do not make sense: Here’s why

Attempts are being made to draw false equivalences between the Kumbh Mela and the Tablighi Jamaat congregation last year.

It’s a lung… it’s a burnt toast… it’s a duck pic… No! It’s a painting by Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee did not appear in any election rallies or gave any statement regarding the ongoing Assembly elections in West Bengal after Election Commission banned her from campaigning for 24 hours
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,077FansLike
528,917FollowersFollow
24,200SubscribersSubscribe