Congress Hoping to Resolve Problems In States Soon

New Delhi
Congress Hoping to Resolve Problems In States Soon
Amid growing unease in the party in several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, Congress today 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 exericise 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.
"Congress party is a national party and as per our democratic norms, everyone in the party at every level is entitled to put forward his/her positive suggestions for consideration. This is a democratic process and we are proud of it," Singhvi said.

Several party leaders from Maharashtra, especially Mumbai, met AICC in-charge of the state Mohan Prakash yesterday to seek an early decision on the new President of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee after the controversial Kripa Shankar Singh quit following defeat in the civic polls.

They were also critical of PCC Chief Manikrao Thakre.

In Punjab, Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has been questioning the PCC President Amarinder Singh's leadership.

"The Congress knows how to deal with all different segments of those who come with either proposals or suggestions or even a dissenting note. Please rest assured that we will take action wherever necessary. Certainly in some states, there have been some other reasons why some decisions have been delayed", Singhvi said in reply to a question.
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