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Updated Thu, 20 Aug 2020 08:20 AM IST
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In an online media briefing, Gohil said that the Gandhi family has always shown great heart and never aspired for power. Citing previous examples, he said that the Gandhi family had never been lured by positions. Gohil said, “More young party workers from across the country want Rahul Gandhi to lead us.”
The Congress leader said that the Congress Working Committee and AICC would take the final decision in such cases. His statement came at a time when there is a debate on leadership in the Congress and Priyanka Gandhi has said that someone should represent non-Gandhi Party. During the discussion in the book 'India Tomorrow: Conversation with the Next Generation of Political Leaders', Priyanka Gandhi supported her brother Rahul Gandhi's decision to represent the party by non-Gandhi. He said that there are very few people who can lead the party.
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The book has recently been released by Oxford University Press. The Congress says that Priyanka Gandhi was interviewed after Rahul Gandhi resigned as party president, taking responsibility for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The book interviews young leaders of India. In this, Priyanka has told the authors Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah, 'He (Rahul Gandhi) has said that none of us should be the president of the party and I fully agree with him. I think the party should find its way. '
Let me tell you that currently Sonia Gandhi is the interim president of the party and a section in the Congress is continuously demanding the return of Rahul Gandhi as the President. Priyanka Gandhi's remarks on the Congress leadership issue has led to speculation about the role of the Gandhi family in the party.