Different voices emerged from Congress on Monday on the leadership issue with senior leader Ambika Soni insisting that the party needs Sonia Gandhi as President while party general secretary Digvijay Singh pitched for Rahul Gandhi, saying a "generational change has to take place".
Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni on Monday insisted that the party needs Sonia Gandhi as president even as she made a strong defence of Rahul Gandhi, who is on sabbatical for more than a month, saying there is "no question of having one at the cost of another".
AICC General Secretary and Himachal in charge Ambika Soni today refused to spell out party's strategy in Delhi on the basis of exit poll prediction and said that it would be premature to make any comment on the basis of exit poll results.
At a time when the party's political fortunes appear to be sliding, youth leaders of Congress are looking to gain from the experience of its veterans who once wielded command of Youth Congress through a unique interaction here.
After two Cabinet ministers, Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, a close aide of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, on Sunday put forth the name of former chief minister Vijay Bahuguna for the lone Rajya Sabha seat.
Asserting that Congress will fight all the 87 seats in Jammu and Kashmir, AICC general secretary Ambika Soni on Wednesday said Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi will be star campaigners for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
Visiting Jammu and Kashmir for the first time since it was struck by devastating floods, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi today said their party is with the people of the state and assured all help to mitigate their suffering.
Congress general secretary Ambika Soni on Saturday said BJP has utterly failed in his promises and stands exposed for its double standards on various fronts, claiming that her party will emerge strong force in Jammu and Kashmir.
Soon after the Congress announced it`s decision to part ways with the National Conference (NC) in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that he had already conveyed to Sonia Gandhi about the NC`s decision to fight the Assembly elections in the state alone.
Congress on Tuesday gave no indication about the future of its alliance with National Conference(NC) but said it would contest the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections with the aim of emerging as the single- largest party in the state.
Saying the Jammu and Kashmir government should complete its full term, Congress general secretary Ambika Soni said party president Sonia Gandhi will take the final call on the future electoral alliance in the state.
Former Union minister and Congress candidate from Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha seat Ambika Soni on Monday said there was an "undercurrent of discontentment" with the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, which is leading many people to supporting her party.