Echoing Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's sentiments, Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi has come out in support of a young Congress president over the old guard citing that he has held this view since 2015 but could not publically express it as Sonia Gandhi had forbidden him from doing so.
"The higher posts in the party must be given to young people, as there are many other posts for older people. I have already spoken about this with Sonia Gandhiji who refused to allow me to make this opinion public. As the same situation has arisen with the resignation of the new party chief, with debate happening about young leaders and older leaders, I am going public with this opinion I have held since September 2015," he said.
While asked about discussions happening outside CWC on the name of next party president, he slammed former party chief Rahul Gandhi saying that he should have constituted some constitutional mechanism under which opinion of members of working committee was taken, according to ANI.
Earlier on Monday, Veteran Congress leader Karan Singh said the party would disintegrate if no action is taken soon after it has already wasted a month pleading with Rahul Gandhi not to resign from the president's post.
"The Congress party seems to be in disarray after Rahul Gandhi's resignation. Instead of moving forward, we wasted over month pleading him not to resign. He is an intelligent man. If he wants to resign, let him do so," he said adding that if something is not done after Rahul Gandhi's exit, the party will soon disintegrate.
Meanwhile, amid the dilemma within Congress over the appointment of a new party chief following the dramatic resignation of Rahul Gandhi from the post, Congress leader and Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday, called for a leader from the young clan to take over as the party president.
Following this call by Singh, General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia took to Twitter and announced his resignation from the post taking responsibility for the Lok Sabha loss. Similarly, Congress Mumbai chief Milind Deora also issued his resignation saying that he was looking forward to playing a national role in Delhi, stirring speculations over his entry in the race for the top post of the president of the Congress party. 48-year-old Jyotiraditya Scindia and 41-year-old Sachin Pilot are the front runners for the post, as per sources.