At the high-profile CWC meeting on Saturday, 25 May, following the Congress party’s dismal performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reportedly said that the entire top brass left her brother and party president Rahul Gandhi alone to fight it out against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
News agency PTI reported quoting sources that AICC in-charge of Uttar Pradesh lost her cool more than once during the four-hour-long deliberations.
According to PTI, when some party leaders tried to convince Rahul to take back his resignation, which he had offered taking moral responsibility for the Congress debacle, Priyanka intervened saying:
“Where were you when my brother was fighting all by himself and alone?”
‘No One Supported Rafale Narrative’
Priyanka sat through the meeting looking visibly anguished, reported PTI, and interjected twice at least, while saying on one occasion, "No one supported Congress President in taking forward the narrative of Rafale and 'chowkidar chor hai'."
Rahul, who left the meeting abruptly and was reportedly adamant there on not continuing as the Congress president, also ticked off three senior party leaders – former Union minister P Chidambaram, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot – saying they placed their sons before party interests.
“All those responsible for the party’s defeat are sitting in this room,” Priyanka reportedly said during the meeting.
Sources told PTI that Priyanka also urged her brother not to resign, saying it would be like “falling into BJP’s trap”.
(With inputs from PTI)
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