Most problems will be solved if Rahul, Sonia Gandhi become accessible: Anil Shastri
Senior Congress leader Anil Shastri said on Tuesday that the problem within the party has arisen because the top leadership in Delhi is not easily accessible. He said half of the problems within the Congress will be solved if Sonia and Rahul Gandhi start meeting other leaders of the party.
Anil Shastri's remarks on the inaccessibility of the top Congress leadership came a day after the Congress Working Committee (CWC) met to discuss the letter written by 23 top leaders, demanding "an active, full-time and visible" president, surfaced.
Anil Shastri said the inaccessibility of the top Congress leadership is the most significant of the problems. He said no meetings are held between Congress leaders and it's not easy for party leaders from other states to meet the senior leaders in Delhi.
"There are certain things lacking in the leadership of the Congress party. The most significant one is that meetings are not held between party leaders. If a party leader from a different state comes to Delhi, it's not easy for him to meet senior party leaders," Anil Shastri was quoted as saying by ANI.
Anil Shastri said if senior leaders such as Rahul and Sonia Gandhi start meeting other Congress leaders, he thinks, "50 percent of the problem will be solved".
"If the senior leaders of the Congress party, such as Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi start meeting party leaders then I think 50 percent of the problem will be solved," Anil Shastri said.
After a marathon seven-hour-long meeting marked by high drama, the CWC on Monday decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue as the party's interim president and effect necessary organizational changes while an AICC session will be called at the earliest to start the process of electing a new chief.
In her opening remarks at the party's highest decision-making body, Sonia Gandhi, who was made the party's interim chief a year ago following the resignation of Rahul Gandhi from the post, offered to quit in the wake of a letter written by over 23 leaders.
Though a large section of the leaders backed Sonia Gandhi and requested here to stay on to lead the grand old party, there was a high-drama at the meeting -- tweets were posted and deleted, an insinuation of the BJP connection behind the letter were reportedly made and officially denied by the Congress.
The party said the CWC unanimously urged Sonia Gandhi to stay on as the party chief till a new president is appointed and authorized her to bring about organizational changes to take on the challenges within.