Asserting that 'lack of clarity' over leadership following Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s resignation is hurting the Congress, the senior leader,Dr. Shashi Tharoor, said on Sunday. The way forward for the party could be opening up all key posts, including the CWC membership, to fresh elections which would help legitimise the incoming set of leaders.
He also backed the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh’s assessment that a young leader would be more suitable to lead the party at this juncture.
Dr. Tharoor said he hoped that party general secretary, Ms. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, will throw her hat in the ring when the call for elections for the party chief’s post is made. But it was up to the Gandhi family to decide on whether she will contest.
Dr. said he was disappointed with the prevailing situation in the Congress and asserted that there is no clear answer to the current 'predicament that we in the party are facing.'
'It is certainly quite true that the lack of clarity at the top of the party is likely to be hurting the Congress workers and sympathisers, many of whom miss the fact of having a party leader to look to for key decisions, authority and even inspiration and energy, to rally together and move forward,' the Kerala MP said .