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After Kharge, Rahul Gandhi says next Congress chief can’t be ‘remote controlled’ | India News


NEW DELHI: Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor are both men of stature and cannot be “remotely controlled”, MPs Rahul Gandhi said.
He reacted to criticism from some areas that the two candidates for the position of President of Congress would have little power as party head.
“Both the people who are standing (in the polls) have positions and views and are people of stature and understanding. I don’t think any of them are going to be remotes (who are standing). head) and honestly, this tone is offensive to both of them.”
Tharoor and Kharge will face off in the National Assembly presidential election on October 17, with the results expected on October 19. Many believe Kharge has the backing of Gandhi’s family, and certainly will. win the election.
Tharoor sought votes on a plan to influence a change in the way the party is run.
Rahul’s comments come just a day after Mallikarjun Kharge said the parliament speaker was not “remotely controlled” by Sonia Gandhi or anyone else in the family. Kahrge also criticized the BJP, saying that the party’s presidents are chosen by consensus and not by a democratic electoral process.
Rahul Gandhi is currently passing through the Karnataka leg of the Bharat Jodo yatra, after passing through Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Yatra will travel nearly 3,500 km and end in Kashmir
The BJP and its allies have said that the president of the National Assembly is essentially an elegant post with little power, with the Gandhi family holding de facto control of the party.

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