Jyotiraditya Scindia on Rahul Gandhi: Congress needs to correct itself, take decisions with alacrity : India Today Editor’s Roundtable 2017, News


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    Scindia said it was high time for Congress to take decisions about the future course of action.

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    He said that the party “will have to move from ‘mera, tera to humara’ attitude”.

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    Responding to a question, Scindia said “Rahul Gandhi should become (Congress) president tomorrow”.

Congress chief whip Jyotiraditya Scindia has called for urgent recalibration of party’s strategy to stay relevant in the fast changing political spectrum of the country.

Taking part in the discussion at India Today Editors’ Roundtable conference, Jyotiraditya Scindia said that it was high time for the Congress to take certain decisions about the future course of action.

“We need to internally correct ourselves,” Scindia said in response to a question on the functioning of the Congress party.

Jyotiraditya Scindia said, “It is important for us to take decisions today and we must take decisions expediently and we must move forward with alacrity.”

In response to a question on infighting within the Congress, Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the party “will have to move from ‘mera, tera to humara’ attitude”.


Scindia said that Congress needed to focus on states for its revival. “First of all we have to concentrate on states. In many states, people want a change.” The Congress must have strategy for states, he said.

Scindia also said that the Congress should form different strategy for different states. He said that that party is working a strategy, which would be out in a couple of months. The Congress will work on its strategy for all future Assembly elections leading upto the parliamentary polls in 2019.

Suggesting that Congress should desist from negative campaign based on the criticism of the ruling dispensation, Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the party should build its electioneering on its vision of development for a state instead of attacking the incumbent government.


Responding to another question, Jyotiraditya Scindia said that “Rahul Gandhi should become (Congress) president tomorrow.”

“I feel that we should move ahead under his leadership. We will form government in 2019 under his leadership,” Scindia expressed hope.

Scindia dispelled the notion that Rahul Gandhi is ‘no match to Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘ saying, “Rahul Gandhi can definitely match Modi. He will challenge Modi and the Congress will go to people with the blueprint that party and Rahul Gandhi are working on.”

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