‘Problems confronting Congress would soon be over’

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 23:10

New Delhi: Amid growing unease in the party
in several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra
Pradesh and Maharashtra, Congress on Wednesday indicated that the
problems confronting the organisation would be sorted out
soon.

The remarks by party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi that the
issues being raised in various states would be satisfactorily
sorted out in the near future came on the eve of Rahul Gandhi
embarking on the exercise of analysing the poll outcome in
Uttar Pradesh.

Gandhi will be meeting party leaders from UP in the next
two to three days in a move to set right the organization
ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

The exercise has been undertaken in the backdrop of the
debacle in recent Assembly polls in three of the five states
as the party struggles to set its house in order there.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and
state Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana, with their guns
trained at each other, held parleys with AICC General
Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad today.

A desperate party high command is seeking to broker peace
between them ahead of the crucial by-elections to one Lok
Sabha and 18 Assembly seats in the state and to bring a
semblance of an order in the state unit.

"You will see in the near future everything will be
satisfactorily sorted out", Singhvi told reporters at the AICC
briefing to questions that there are several states in the
country where the Congress party is rudderless and the turmoil
is growing within the ranks.

Singhvi downplayed the issue of around three dozen MLAs
from Rajasthan Assembly camping in Delhi and criticizing the
working style of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot saying everyone
in the party was entitled to put forward his views.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 23:10

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