Good for BJP if Rahul continues as Cong Chief for 50 years: Assam Minister
BJP leader and Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma have said that it would help his party if Congress President Rahul Gandhi continues to remain at the helm for the next 50 years.
Hemanta's statement comes amid reports that Rahul Gandhi is adamant at stepping down from the post of party president. However, the party's highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee has been persuading him to continue.
“In Parliament, there should be a space for the opposition. So if there is no Rahul Gandhi then there is a possibility of a vibrant opposition. But if I look from the BJP’s point of view, not India’s, then we wish that Rahul Gandhi continues as Congress President for the next 50 years,” Himanta said. Biswa also said that there can be a vibrant opposition if Rahul Gandhi resigns.
In 2014, the Congress’ tally was 44 and despite winning Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan last year, the Congress failed to capitalize much. The party could not win even a single seat in Rajasthan and just one seat in Madhya Pradesh.