Senior Congress chief Salman Khurshid has stated it’s as much as AICC normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to determine the style by which she’s going to current herself to the voters within the Uttar Pradesh meeting polls, however asserted that she is a “great face” and the “captain” main the get together’s cost within the state.
He additionally asserted that Congress will emerge because the principal challenger to the BJP earlier than the meeting elections and Priyanka Gandhi is set to make sure that the get together fights the polls with all its may.
In an interview with PTI, Salman Khurshid stated the Congress wouldn’t preserve ready for alliances however was decided to struggle the polls exhausting with every thing “we have got”.
Asked if Priyanka Gandhi was the get together’s finest guess to be the chief ministerial face, the previous Union minister stated, “I am not going to answer that till such time as she does not give us an indication. But she is a wonderful, great face.”
“All you have to do is to put the picture of (UP Chief Minister) Yogi (Adityanath) in front of you and Priyanka Gandhi’s picture and you won’t need to ask any more questions,” stated Salman Khurshid, who’s the chief of the get together’s manifesto committee for the state.
But the style by which she’s going to current herself affords herself to the voters in UP will probably be her determination, he confused.
“I hope that she will take a decision and let us know. As far as we are concerned she is the captain and she is leading us,” Salman Khurshid stated of the Congress normal secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh.
On the Congress nonetheless not being the principal challenger in UP regardless of efforts by Priyanka Gandhi, Salman Khurshid admitted that the get together was not the principal challenger as of now however expressed confidence that it might be earlier than the polls in 2022.
He asserted that the get together goes to struggle the meeting elections “real hard”, highlighting that Priyanka Gandhi is set to make sure that the get together fights with all its may within the polls.
On whether or not the Congress has the capability to go it alone, Salman Khurshid requested if there may be any alliance on the playing cards, and added that “nobody has specifically talked to us about an alliance as I understand”.
There is not any level in hypotheticals being mentioned, the 68-year-old chief stated.
Pressed additional on whether or not the get together has the bandwidth to go it alone within the meeting polls, Salman Khurshid stated the get together must struggle by itself however added a caveat on alliances — if one thing occurs and management takes a name then it might be totally different.
“But let us not forget the last time we fought in an alliance we did not do well. I am not even sure if the two who got into the alliance — the Congress and the Samajwadi Party — have figured out why they did not do well. We did not spend any time on that at all,” Salman Khurshid stated.
He stated that for any alliance to occur with anyone, its floor guidelines have to be generally known as to what may or won’t work.
“So if someone wants to talk about alliances, I think we will have to first figure this out. Do alliances work in UP, can they work in UP? What was lacking in the last alliance and what we need to do?” he stated.
Salman Khurshid, nevertheless, added that each one this won’t maintain the get together again on making ready itself for the polls.
“So we are preparing ourselves for the job (elections), we are not going to keep waiting, we are not going to be expecting, we are not going to have any excuses. Everyday we have to work towards the elections and we will work towards the election,” he stated.
“We are determined to fight it hard, we are determined to fight it with everything we have got,” the senior Congress chief asserted.
The Congress gained simply seven seats whereas its alliance associate Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats within the 403-member meeting within the 2017 meeting polls. The BJP gained a thumping mandate with 312 seats and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) bagged 19 seats.
SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav, throughout an interview final week, had stated his get together won’t enter into any alliance with large events and can go collectively within the election with smaller events.