Ahmedabad: A day after Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh caused a flutter with his statement that the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi lacked the temperament of a ruler, his colleague Gurudas Kamat today said that Rahul`s style of working cannot be compared with others in order to judge his ability as a leader.
"Every person has a different style of working. People should know Rahul Gandhi as a new young leader who has emerged before this country. You cannot compare his working style with others to declare that he does not have leadership quality or he cannot shoulder any responsibility," Kamat said.
Kamat, in-charge of Congress in Gujarat, was speaking at the `Chintan Shivir` (brainstorming session) organised by the party here in the wake of the party`s rout in recent Lok Sabha polls.
Kamat said that media distorted Digvijay Singh`s statement on Rahul. "Nobody has given any statement on his (Rahul Gandhi`s) image. Digvijay Singh`s statement was distorted and he has already made it clear last evening that he did not mean what came out in the media," he said.
Singh kicked off a controversy yesterday when he said that Rahul Gandhi "does not have the temperament of a ruler". "By temperament, woh sattadhaari vyakti nahin hain. By temperament, woh aisa vyakti hai jo anyay ke khilaph ladna chaahta hai (He is not a ruler by temperament. By temperament, he is a person who wants to fight injustice)," Singh said in an interview to a local news channel of Goa.
He had also said that Rahul should have taken up the responsibility of Leader of the Party in Lok Sabha. When asked whether Congress will make any changes in the leadership in Gujarat, Kamat said that it was up to the high command.
"The Delhi high command will take the decision," Kamat said, adding that the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Arjun Modhvadia has offered his resignation which has not been accepted.