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‘G-23 Is Not Ji Huzoor-23’: Sibal Slams Cong Over Punjab Crisis, Says Party Has No President

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New Delhi: Amid the continuing disaster in Punjab Congress, veteran celebration chief Kapil Sibal on Wednesday expressed misery over the functioning of the celebration and likewise took a jibe on the management, saying those that had been as soon as thought of to be near the excessive command are leaving.

He additionally mentioned what is occurring within the border state of Punjab is an “benefit to ISI and Pakistan”.

Addressing a press convention, the ‘G-23’ chief mentioned: “I imagine that one in every of my senior colleagues has both written or is about to write down to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to right away convene a CWC meet so {that a} dialogue can happen as to why we’re on this state,” Kapil Sibal mentioned, including that the celebration has no president at current and therefore he does not know who takes these choices.

Sibal mentioned that ‘G-23’ will elevate points that have to be addressed. 

‘G-23’ refers back to the group of 23 leaders, together with Sibal, Gulam Nabi Azad and Bhupinder Singh Hooda, amongst others, who had written a letter to AICC interim president Sonia Gandhi final 12 months expressing unhappiness over the functioning of the celebration.

“It is rather clear. We’re G-23 not Ji Huzoor 23. We’ll maintain speaking. We’ll proceed to reiterate our calls for,” Sibal mentioned. 

“We (leaders of G-23) will not be those who will go away the celebration and go anyplace else. It’s ironic. Those that had been near them (celebration management) have left and people whom they don’t think about to be near them are nonetheless standing with them,” Sibal was quoted as saying by information company ANI.

“One factor ought to be clear for everybody. We’re not the ‘Ji huzoor-23’. We’ll maintain speaking. We’ll proceed to reiterate our calls for…Each Congress chief of the nation ought to assume as to how the celebration could be strengthened. Those that have left ought to come again as a result of Congress alone can save this republic,” he mentioned.

Additional talking concerning the ongoing political disaster in Punjab, the senior celebration chief mentioned: “A border state the place that is occurring to Congress celebration means what? It is a bonus to ISI and Pakistan. We all know the historical past of Punjab and the rise of extremism there… Congress ought to make sure that they continue to be united.”

G-23 is a gaggle of disgruntled Congress leaders, together with veterans like Sibal and Ghulam Nabi Azad, who wrote to the excessive command that the celebration must elect its president.

Sibal’s remarks got here amid the continuing political drama in Congress Punjab unit with collection of resignations together with Captain Amarinder Singh and now Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu quitting the submit expressing dissatisfaction with the cupboard picked by new CM Charanjit Singh Channi. 


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