He says G-23 has no role. It has become irrelevant, because the Congress has started to reform under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi.
Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily demanded the inclusion of election strategist Prashant Kishor in the party, saying those opposing it are anti-reforms. He says G-23 has no role. It has become irrelevant, because the Congress has started to reform under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi.
Moily told PTI that some leaders have misused the G-23. If someone persists on making it a platform then it will be for vested interests. Moily said that Congress is the main issue of the country’s politics. It is the pivot of the forces that are fighting the BJP. Under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, the party is going to realize its strength again. He believes that only the Congress can give competition to the Modi-led BJP.
Significantly, Moily was among 23 leaders who wrote to Sonia Gandhi last year demanding organizational change. Moily’s remarks assume significance as many G-23 leaders have either distanced themselves from it or have gone silent after the letter written by him last year. Jitin Prasada has joined the BJP from the group of 23 leaders who wrote letters to Sonia Gandhi.
Moily opposed the continuation of the G-23 group. He said that some of us had signed this letter only for reforms within the party. Our aim was to rebuild the party, not ruin it. Without naming anyone, he said that some people misused the G-23. As soon as Sonia ji thought of reforming the party, we rejected the concept of G-23. He said that with the introduction of reforms under the leadership of party president Sonia Gandhi, the G-23 has lost its role and has become irrelevant.
Moily said that if some leaders stick to G-23, it means that some of them have vested interests to work against the Congress party. He opposes it. He said that if anyone re-uses the G-23, he is doing a great deal of damage to the Congress and its legacy. Such actions will help the enemies of Congress.