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G-23 leaders stress inclusive leadership, but silent on Gandhis

Meeting venue changed from Kapil Sibal’s residence to Ghulam Nabi Azad’s

G-23 leaders stress inclusive leadership, but silent on Gandhis

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 16

Eighteen Congress leaders on Wednesday met at the invitation of G-23 to discuss the party’s defeat in the recent Assembly elections and said the only way forward was the adoption of a model of collective and inclusive leadership across all levels of decision making. Silent on the issue of Gandhis leading the party, the leaders said it was necessary to strengthen the Congress to take on the BJP. In a statement, the leaders said, “We demand that the Congress should initiate a dialogue with like-minded forces to create a platform to pave the way for a credible alternative in the 2024 LS elections.”

The statement was signed by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal, Anand Sharma, Manish Tewari, Prithviraj Chavan, Shashi Tharoor, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Vivek Tankha and Raj Babbar.

Others who attended the meeting at Azad’s residence were Patiala MP Preneet Kaur, former Punjab CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, ex-minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, ex-MP Sandeep Dikshit, former Haryana Speaker Kuldeep Sharma, MA Khan, PJ Kurien and Shanker Singh Vaghela.

The leaders sidestepped the issue of Sonia’s leadership, distancing from the stand Sibal took recently by demanding that Sonia should step back and let someone else lead the party. Azad is likely to meet Sonia with suggestions. —

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