Congress deadlock on president continues
Sheila Dikshit, an entrenched player of the Congress establishment, on Wednesday urged Gandhi to reconsider his resignation.
In another development, names of some senior leaders were ‘floated’ by certain Congress quarters as probable candidates for the Congress working president’s post, should such an arrangement end the stalemate. How far these proposals would progress will, however, depend a lot on Rahul Gandhi, and his advisors who have been pitching for a ‘generational overhaul’ after Congress’ consecutive rout in the Lok Sabha elections.
Sheila Dikshit, an entrenched player of the Congress establishment, on Wednesday urged Gandhi to reconsider his resignation. It is, however, not clear whether she personally met Gandhi or conveyed her message to the Congress chief at a time when some younger leaders want him to stick to his decision.
“I have given him the message that he should not resign. We want him to continue in his post. Otherwise, it will cause us pain. We have conveyed that to him,” said Sheila Dikshit, who paraded Congress workers outside Gandhi’s residence.