NCP takes dig at Rahul's elevation as Congress VP

Key ally says Congress party appoints Vice President whenever it faces serious problems

Key UPA ally today apparently took a dig at Rahul Gandhi's elevation in the Congress, saying the party had appointed a Vice President whenever it faced serious problems.

"Whenever a Vice President was appointed there were serious problems within the party," General Secretary D P Tripathi told reporters here. At the same time, Tripathi said he had nothing against Rahul Gandhi, who was appointed as the Vice President at the Jaipur conclave.

"I am merely drawing your attention to the history of appointment of Vice President. Whenever the vices of presidency began, there was appointment of Vice President in the party," he said.

Arjun Singh and Jitendra Prasada were appointed Vice Presidents by the then chiefs Rajiv Gandhi and Sitaram Kesri respectively, Tripathi said.

To questions of Prime Ministerial candidate in the 2014 elections, the leader said, "If Dr is there, obviously he is the Prime Ministerial candidate. If he is there, he is there."

He said it was for the party to decide if they want somebody else as the Parliamentary party leader.

"is the leading party of the UPA...But as of now, we are working under Prime Minister and we are happily working under him," he said.

On the possibility of Rahul Gandhi's projection as the Prime Ministerial candidate, Tripathi said was the biggest party of the alliance and it will decide on its leader.

"If a youth is a leader then it is good," he said.

Asked whether chief had given up on his Prime Ministerial ambitions, Tripathi said, "Mr Pawar does not have the habit of dreaming. He believes in reality. The country will decide who will be the Prime Minister."

image
Business Standard
177 22
Business Standard

NCP takes dig at Rahul's elevation as Congress VP

Key ally says Congress party appoints Vice President whenever it faces serious problems

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Key UPA ally today apparently took a dig at Rahul Gandhi's elevation in the Congress, saying the party had appointed a Vice President whenever it faced serious problems.

"Whenever a Vice President was appointed there were serious problems within the party," General Secretary D P Tripathi told reporters here. At the same time, Tripathi said he had nothing against Rahul Gandhi, who was appointed as the Vice President at the Jaipur conclave.

"I am merely drawing your attention to the history of appointment of Vice President. Whenever the vices of presidency began, there was appointment of Vice President in the party," he said.

Arjun Singh and Jitendra Prasada were appointed Vice Presidents by the then chiefs Rajiv Gandhi and Sitaram Kesri respectively, Tripathi said.

To questions of Prime Ministerial candidate in the 2014 elections, the leader said, "If Dr is there, obviously he is the Prime Ministerial candidate. If he is there, he is there."

He said it was for the party to decide if they want somebody else as the Parliamentary party leader.

"is the leading party of the UPA...But as of now, we are working under Prime Minister and we are happily working under him," he said.

On the possibility of Rahul Gandhi's projection as the Prime Ministerial candidate, Tripathi said was the biggest party of the alliance and it will decide on its leader.

"If a youth is a leader then it is good," he said.

Asked whether chief had given up on his Prime Ministerial ambitions, Tripathi said, "Mr Pawar does not have the habit of dreaming. He believes in reality. The country will decide who will be the Prime Minister."

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

NCP takes dig at Rahul's elevation as Congress VP

Key ally says Congress party appoints Vice President whenever it faces serious problems

Key UPA ally NCP today apparently took a dig at Rahul Gandhi's elevation in the Congress, saying the party had appointed a Vice President whenever it faced serious problems.

Key UPA ally today apparently took a dig at Rahul Gandhi's elevation in the Congress, saying the party had appointed a Vice President whenever it faced serious problems.

"Whenever a Vice President was appointed there were serious problems within the party," General Secretary D P Tripathi told reporters here. At the same time, Tripathi said he had nothing against Rahul Gandhi, who was appointed as the Vice President at the Jaipur conclave.

"I am merely drawing your attention to the history of appointment of Vice President. Whenever the vices of presidency began, there was appointment of Vice President in the party," he said.

Arjun Singh and Jitendra Prasada were appointed Vice Presidents by the then chiefs Rajiv Gandhi and Sitaram Kesri respectively, Tripathi said.

To questions of Prime Ministerial candidate in the 2014 elections, the leader said, "If Dr is there, obviously he is the Prime Ministerial candidate. If he is there, he is there."

He said it was for the party to decide if they want somebody else as the Parliamentary party leader.

"is the leading party of the UPA...But as of now, we are working under Prime Minister and we are happily working under him," he said.

On the possibility of Rahul Gandhi's projection as the Prime Ministerial candidate, Tripathi said was the biggest party of the alliance and it will decide on its leader.

"If a youth is a leader then it is good," he said.

Asked whether chief had given up on his Prime Ministerial ambitions, Tripathi said, "Mr Pawar does not have the habit of dreaming. He believes in reality. The country will decide who will be the Prime Minister."

image
Business Standard
177 22

More News

  • CCI slaps over Rs 6,700 crore fine on 11 cement companies CCI slaps Rs 6,700-crore fine on 11 cement firms
  • Cotton and tusser products by women weave at the exhibition Mixed bag for Aditya Birla Retail

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard