Sonia 'supreme leader', Rahul will bounce back: A K Antony


New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS): Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony has said that Sonia Gandhi is the "supreme leader" and she will continue as party president till the party wishes.

Antony stated this while addressing a press conference in the capital on the policy group meet under the chairmanship of Sonia Gandhi.

When asked about Rahul Gandhi the senior leader said that "Rahul Gandhi will bounce back with more strength".

The question of Sonia Gandhi arose as she was not able to campaign in the recently Assembly elections. The lone rally planned for her in Mahendragarh was cancelled due to her health and Rahul Gandhi had to pitch in at the last moment.

Senior leader Digvijaya Singh tweeted: "Everyone was predicting a landslide victory for BJP in Haryana and Maharashtra but the sheer courage of Congress workers proved the pollsters wrong. We have done unexpectedly well even in by-elections. Well done!! Congress Party Zindabad Sonia Gandhi Zindabad."

The Congress has termed the results of two state Assembly elections as encouraging as it increased it's tally from previous results. But the party is wary of the leadership issue. The younger lot is asserting for more while the older ones do not want to be replaced.

The party leader said that since Rahul Gandhi has stepped away, the younger leaders are facing threat to be dumped. After the fate of Ashok Tanwar the younger lot is more demanding with Sachin Pilot opening a front against Ashok Gehlot. General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia is also asking for a PCC post. He has met party incharge Deepak Babaria on Thursday. Scindia also did not compaign in the Jhabua bypolls.

The party has to face two more Assembly elections in next three months. Elections in Jharkhand and Delhi are due. The party faces a tough task to fight the BJP and contain the rift within, said a leader.

 

  

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 26 2019

    Mr Rahul must present the facts.he must stop using abusive language. He can learn from his sister and his young friends. He must take independent decisions after listening and analysing things. He should see the administrative style of Indira Gandhi.he should not become a gray politician like his father. But his contribution and his failure and weakness to be studied to strengthen him.but he must keep watching imported leader s and coterie.seniir advise must be taken into account.Traing from Priyanka Gandhi is must.he should not run from problem and he should learn from them.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sat, Oct 26 2019

    Let's gift Raul a trampoline to bounce back

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  • Stevan, Udupi

    Sat, Oct 26 2019

    And you people dance according to supreme leaders remote control signal

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 26 2019

    What this Antony Gonsalves ??
    Congress is dead wood is what these leaders only think.
    In Maharashtra and Haryana they had given up even before the polls
    The people of these 2 States wanted to teach BJP a lesson. Had the leaders of the Congress had a little foresight they would have won !!
    Hopeless leadership.
    AK I am afraid is another Chamcha of the family ...

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  • Arun, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 26 2019

    first let ak anthony learn to speak Hindi and English

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Sat, Oct 26 2019

    Nonsense

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sat, Oct 26 2019

    AK Antony is Clean leader ...

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  • sanman, mlore

    Sat, Oct 26 2019

    Congrats Congress for the 4th Place in Maharashtra.

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