Congress leader and former Guna MP, Jyotiraditya Scindia has reportedly said that the party needs to “reinvent” itself and stressed on finding a new president “at the earliest”.
He said after resigning as Congress president in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle, Rahul Gandhi will himself decide his role in the 133-year-old party. “We had never imagined that Rahul Gandhi, who not only led the Congress but also the country’s people, would leave his post.”
“This is a serious time for the Congress”, Scindia told reporters in reply to a question in Bhopal. The former Union minister said efforts to persuade Gandhi to continue leading the party had failed.
“Our effort was to convince Rahulji to continue. But, Rahulji remains firm on whatever decision he takes and I am proud of that.
“We have to search for a new party president. A lot of time has elapsed. Now, we cannot allow more time to pass,” said Scindia.
Scindia said the decision on a new Congress chief should be taken “at the earliest” and opportunity given to a leader who can infuse new energy into the party.
Asked about his name figuring in the race for AICC president, Scindia said, “Deciding about the party president would be a collective decision. The Congress Working Committee would take a decision. We all have to take a decision together.”