Salman Khurshid tears apart Rahul Gandhi for leaving the top post
New Delhi : As Congress is struggling in almost every part of the politics in India, Salman Khurshid, the former Union Minister has tried to figure out the problem and he claims that it is happening because Rahul Gandhi "walked away".
A news agency Associated Press quoted him as saying that the 49-year-old "left in a huff" and his mother Sonia Gandhi appears to be treating herself as a stop-gap until a new Congress chief is chosen, possibly after the October state polls.
"We haven't really got together to analyze why we got defeated. Our biggest problem is our leader has walked away," Mr Khurshid was quoted as saying in the AP report.
"It's kind of left a vacuum. Sonia Gandhi stepped in, but there is more than an indication that she is treating herself as a stop-gap arrangement. I wish it wasn't so," Mr Khurshid reportedly said.
This is for the first time when a Congress leader has called the move of Rahul Gandhi to quit from the post as "walking away".
Using the term "walking away" again, the Congress veteran told news agency ANI: "I have very deep pain and concern about where we are today as a party. No matter what happens we won't leave the party, we aren't like those who got everything from the party and when the chips were down, things were difficult they left the party and walked away.
Rahul Gandhi is not the president now but still he is the main leader of our party. This is perhaps the only time in history that a major defeat has not caused the party to lose confidence in their leader. If he had stayed and was around, we would have understood better the causes of our defeat and be better prepared to fight the battles in coming times," Mr Khurshid said.